From St. Vladimir to Vladimir Putin: Understanding Russia Today Through Its History
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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Russia is a nation deeply concerned with its history and the lessons that can be drawn from it. Russians often joke that Russia is unique in having not only an unpredictable future, but also an unpredictable past: the historical narrative changes depending on who is narrating it, yet those many narratives shape what Russia is today. In this course, we will traverse time and space, examining major events in Russian history in order to understand today's Russia: from the bringing of Orthodox Christianity to Medieval Rus' to the unification of Russian-speaking lands in the 1400s, from Peter the Great to Joseph Stalin, from the Decembrist Revolt of 1825 to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, from World War II to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. We will ponder the relative importance of personalities, institutions, and ideologies in shaping Russian history. We will also see how some century-old ideas impact Russia today.

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Class Sections For From St. Vladimir to Vladimir Putin: Understanding Russia Today Through Its History (OSHER 290)

Spring 2024 Section 1, Starting on: 03/25/2024

Class meets online via Zoom. A link will be emailed a few days before the first class begins.

Date(s) Day Time Location
03/25/24 - 04/29/24 M 11:00 am -12:30 pm Online
Tuition: $99.00      

Instructor: ASYA PERELTSVAIG

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