HIS555: 20TH-CENTURY RUSSIA

This course is an introduction to contemporary Russia, beginning with a study of the revolutions of 1917.

This course is an introduction to contemporary Russia, beginning with a study of the revolutions of 1917. Topics studied are Marxist-Leninist theory in practice, Stalin’s dictatorship and the rise of Russia as a world power, Russia’s role in World War II, the Cold War, change and reform from Stalin through Gorbachev, and the period following the collapse of the Soviet regime. Open to seniors. Offered: spring term.