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2015-2016 Catalog

HIST 244 20th-Century Russia

This course surveys the massive cultural and political transformation in 20th-century Russia. The first unit addresses the major changes in the Russian economy and society that occurred between 1891-1914 before moving to the years of war, revolution, and retreat from 1914-28. The second unit covers the Stalinist era from 1928-53, while the third deals with the decay of the Soviet Union, the Gorbachev Revolution, and the Boris Yeltsin era of the 1990s. Lecture/discussion. [GM1, GM2, H, SS]