Animal farm is a book written by George Orwell, or Eric Arthur Blair, that is his real name, as a childrens book.
The story goes something like this;
The pigs on a farm suddenly realizes that they are suppressed by the farmer. They, whom are accepted as the smartest cratures on the farm, decide to take over the farm. They manages to take over the farm with the help of the other animals. Then they make up some basic rules(laws) to be followed so that all the animals on the farm can live in harmony together. Soon they start bending the rules, and become dictators.
The book is generally thought of as a masterpiece, where Orwell has made a social critical book look like a childrens book.
This is supposed to have some connection with the Russian society during world war 2. I don’t think it would be quite right to compare russians with ignorent farm animals, because not even in those days could a leader keep knowledge from the people. But there is alot of the contents which are as the russian community were.
One thing that one can see in everyday life is leaders that changes the rules to their own benefit as they go along. This is really a despickable behavior and really makes me sick! A leader must have strong moral and work for his people, not of egoistic reasons.
But in these interpretations, who are to say whats right and wrong? None of us lived in Russia during those days, one can only believe the western propaganda, when there are no other alternatives.