From Rasputin to Putin

Primary Number: HIST 30355

ConStudies Number: CNST 30227

ConStudies CRN: 15522

Primary CRN: 15460

Instructor: Lyandres, Semion; Coleman, Cleveland

Day/Time: MW 12:50pm-1:40pm

Attributes: HBEU - History of Europe HCT3 -HIST Cat 3:Modern Europe HIST - old Core History MESE - European Studies Course REES - Russ. & E Euro. Studies WKHI - new Core History

Location: Geddes Hall B034

This lecture course examines some of the most important events, ideas, and personalities that shaped late Imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods of Russian history during the last one hundred years: from the outbreak of the First World War and the Revolutions of 1905 and 1917 through the Great Terror of the 1930s, the experience of the Second World War and the emergence of the Soviet Empire, late Stalinism and post-Stalinist developed or mature socialism, the collapse of the communist rule and the disintegration of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, as well as Russia's uneasy transition "out of Totalitarianism" and into Putin's authoritarianism during the first fourteen years of the twentieth-first century. The course is designed for history majors as well as for students in other disciplines with or without background in modern Russian and East European history.