Every slide on this 55-slide PowerPoint has visuals - photographs, maps, or other graphics - to help students focus on the slide.
I have broken the PowerPoint into two segments.
The first has the title page "Russian History: An Overview." This section tells some general geographic information about Russia (for example, it borders more countries than any other country on earth). This section covers the time period of czars through through the revolution and into the establishment of communism, including a command economy.
The second section is "The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union," This section gives an overview of the Cold War and goes through the break up of the USSR. It includes brief information on President Putin.
This is an overview, not detailed history. I made this for my world geography class, to "catch them up" on how Russia became what it is today.