Russia, Moscow

Economic History of Russia: Features of Economic Development

when 20 June 2019 - 6 July 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee USD 750

The course covers the following topics:
• The economic model of the early state during the period of feudal fragmentation,
• The Mongol Invasion of Russia and its economic consequences,
• The Russian economy after the Mongol invasion,
• Peter the Great' s reforms,
• Serfdom in the 18th century,
• Reforms and counter-reforms during the 19th century as a conflict between liberal and conservative views,
• Industrialization of the Russian Empire at the end of 19th-beginning of the 20th century: characteristics, sequence of events and consequences,
• Tsarist Russia during World War I and War Communism after the end of the War,
• New Economic Policy: its reasons and consequences,
• Stalinist industrialization and collectivization,
• Economics of World War II and expansion of the socialist camp as one of its consequences,
• Contradictions in the economy of the USSR.

Course aim

This course aims to identify the turning points, reveal endogenous and exogenous causes of reform, and analyze the key aspects of the economic history of Russi a, providing students with a clear understanding of many features of Russian history as well the correlation between Western and Russian economic development.

Fee info

USD 750: Tuition fee
USD 50: Registration fee


If you are a student of our Partner University we are happy to offer you a 20% discount.