This is a 19 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the History of Russia - Ancient Russia. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Early Russia was not exactly "Russia," but a collection of cities that gradually coalesced into an empire. The early history of Russia, is one of migrating peoples and ancient kingdoms. In the early part of the 9th century, a Scandinavian people known as the Varangians crossed the Baltic Sea and landed in Eastern Europe.
The leader of the Varangians was the legendary warrior Rurik, who led his people in 862 to the city of Novgorod on the Volkhov River. From Novgorod, Rurik's successor Oleg extended the power of the city southward. In 882, he gained control of Kiev, a Slavic city that had arisen along the Dnepr River around the 5th century. Oleg's attainment of rule over Kiev marked the first establishment of a unified, dynastic state in the region.
Kiev became the center of a trade route between Scandinavia and Constantinople, and Kievan Rus', as the empire came to be known, flourished for the next 300 hundred years.
The presentation covers the following:
Yaroslav the Wise
The Mongols Arrive
Attack the Tartars
Ivan the Great
Ivan the Terrible
Ivan Defeats the Tartars
Ivan Becomes Terrible
Fyodor & Godunov
Time of Troubles
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... the History of Russia.