HIST 7340X History of Russia since 1856
30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
Russian and Soviet history from the aftermath of Russia's defeat in the Crimean War to the present. Emphasis on the Imperial Estate System and its erosion; The Great Reforms; imperial governance of a multi-ethnic population; the Russian intelligentsia; revolutionaries and revolution; Bolshevism, Leninism, and Stalinism; everyday Soviet life; art and ideology; cold war; de-Stalinization, stagnation, and collapse; Post-Sovietism.
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