We hope this class will help children get acquainted with history of Russia and fall in love with their historical homeland. Rich details and dramatic turns of the Russian history pass before us, starting with ancient Slavic tribes of the 5-6th centuries and ending with modern times. Victories, celebrations, tragedies… and, of course, people. We focus on people, not only famous historical figures but also simple folks and their way of life, because it is people who make history. With the help of various sources, including innovative textbooks, educational documentaries, and cartoons and feature films, we discuss history and people who made it, trying to understand what lessons can be learned for us to use today. As parents, we are proud of rich history and greatness of Russia and we hope that, living in America, our children will always remember the culture they come from. History is being made every day. Now, as once our ancestors, we are making it. But only knowing the past, our children will be able to step into the future with confidence and pride in their heritage.