Breaking Stalin's Nose Book Report

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I think that Breaking Stalin’s Nose is historically accurate because Joseph Stalin had changed the law and the curriculum based on what he wanted people to learn. He changed songs, books, went after those who did not agree with communism, and wanted children to believe that being a Soviet Union soldier will help people. Communism in the book shows that people share their living areas and their property is publically owned.

On page 27, Stukachov knocks on Sasha Zaichik and his father’s door because he reported to the Soviet Union about Sasha’s father. Stukachov is a neighbor in the same communal apartment. He acts like a friendly neighbor, but he turned on Sasha’s father. Stalin had people keep an eye out for people who do not follow
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Stalin’s name is mentioned at the beginning of the song to show the children that they are dedicated to the Communist Party and to Stalin. Joseph Stalin wanted people to know that he is important and that the citizens should follow him.

On pages 81-85, Nina Petrovena has her students go against each other to find out who broke Stalin’s nose off the statue that was in the hallway. The children try to write down who they might suspect or they can get punished if they do not follow rules.

On page 134, the State Security senior lieutenant is trying to convince Sasha that he cannot join the Soviet Young Pioneers unless he spies on the citizens. Stalin had his Security ask people to spy on each other if they do not want to go to prison. If they did not listen, they can be executed or put in jail.

When I started to research and look at the text for examples, it challenged my learning. I did not know that Stalin took so many lives and changed many rules. It was different from what I thought because Stalin had created a massacre when people did not follow the communist rules. Stalin took over many peoples’ homes and took their rights away. I did not know very much on Stalin's history and

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