Ayn Rand was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in February 1905, and she grew up in Russia during one of Russia's worst periods. In 1917, when she was twelve, Ayn Rand witnessed the Russian Revolution (Bolshevik Revolution), which made the Bolsheviks took control of the Soviet government, starting the Communist era in Russia. Because of that, her family lost their business and became extremely poor. Rand despaired the Communism system, and that inspired her to write many fictitious novels such as we the living and Anthem. Anthem was her second piece and was published in Britain during 1933. It is quite obvious that the book Anthem is based on the Russian Revolution and Communism because in Equality 7-2521 everyone is equal and the style of government is alike Communism.