HIST 4858 St. Petersburg/Leningrad: From Peter the Great to Putin (Fall: 3 )
Through historical works, memoirs, film and literature, we will experience daily life and culture in Russia's second capital from its construction as a city of palaces on a swamp by day laborers to the present day. We will study Petersburg's monarchs, aristocrats, writers, artists, terrorists, serfs and the new industrial working class that toppled the monarchy and brought the Communists to political power for 75 years. We will examine Stalinism and the Terror in Leningrad, the city's heroic 900-day Siege in World War II, and the postwar blue collar Leningrad childhood of Russia's President Putin.
Instructor(s): Roberta Manning
Last Updated: 24-Jun-17