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HIST 2280 History of Modern Russia, 1700-2000 (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course explores the major themes and developments in Russian history through the prism of political, social, religious and economic change that accompanied the rise and modernization of this vast Eurasian country. The lectures and readings will explore the emergence of Russia as a major global empire during the Romanov monarchy, the decline of autocracy and the challenges of revolutions, the rise and fall of the Soviet Union and the contemporary resurgence of Russian Federation under Vladimir Putin. The course will also analyze how ideas, institutions, popular movements, wars, and memories of terror and genocide shaped Russian culture, politics and society.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Andrey Ivanov

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17