HIST 4854 Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Russia (Spring: 3 )
Whither Russia? What does the future hold in store for the world's largest nation, which has long surprised, amazed, horrified, and astonished outside observers? We will seek to answer this question by surveying this nation's stormy course from Tsar Nicholas II to Putin and Medvedev, with emphasis on the Soviet period. Topics include the revolutionary movement, the Revolutions of 1905 and 1917, the Civil War, the NEP, Stalinism, industrialization, collectivization, political terror, World War II, the Cold War, de-Stalinization, Stagnation, Perestroika, the Fall of Communism, the dissolution of the USSR, the Great Post-Soviet Depression, and revival under Putin and Medvedev.
Instructor(s): Roberta Manning
Last Updated: 22-Feb-14