6 July 2019
A Glimpse of Russian History
History is probably the most popular subject among Russian politicians and public figures today, and certainly the one that provokes the hottest public disputes. What are the causes of this «obsession with history»? Is it the uniqueness of Russia’s historical trajectory, or rather its normality? Can we trace the problems of contemporary Russia back to the times of the Muscovite Tsardom, Russian Empire of Peter the Great, Stalin’s Soviet Union, Eltsin’s Russian Federation? How can we explain the persistence of some of Russia’s basic political, social and cultural forms through ages? This course will discuss these and other issues in connection with the perception of historical events and figures in public opinion today. It will focus mostly on the most important period, from Peter the Great’s “revolution from above” to the emergence of contemporary Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Lecturer: Faculty of Humanities / School of History
USD 450: Tuition fee
USD 50: Registration fee
If you are a student of our Partner University we are happy to offer you a 20% discount.