Saint Petersburg, Russia

Russian History, Art, and Culture in the 20th –°entury

when 5 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 645

The course will shed light on the planned economy, ideology, science and to technology, and environment in the context of multiple transformations, ranging from global political events to internal cultural changes. Exploring cultural dimensions of the Cold War, the course will also cover topics from spy movies and abstract art to American-Soviet student exchange and media representations of the space race.

Course leader

The course is taught by Elena Kochetkova and Kirill Chunikhin ( School of Arts and Humanities, Department of History, HSE).

Target group

The course is intended for a wide audience and everyone interested in world and Russian history.

Formal requirement: 18+.

Course aim

The course aims at providing students with key interpretations and approaches to Soviet and Russian history and the history of the 20th century, developing develop an understanding of Russian history as a complex phenomenon, equipping with skills of doing interdisciplinary research, and providing insight into connections between history and present.

Fee info


The fees cover registration and tuition.


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