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Online Course

Russian History: from Lenin to Putin

University of California, Santa Cruz via Coursera

Overview

In this course, Peter Kenez, Professor Emeritus at UC Santa Cruz, explains the events of modern Russian history and introduces its most significant actors—from Vladimir Lenin to Vladimir Putin.

Syllabus

The 9th Century to the 1920s

The Great Patriotic War: Before and After

Reform, Stagnation, Collapse, Rebirth?

Taught by

Peter Kenez

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Reviews

4.5 rating, based on 2 reviews

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  • Margo completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    Excellent course. I enjoyed listening to professor Kenez. Fascinating lectures, great photos and Russian music- it was like watching a film.
  • Ronald Hesson completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Very interesting. The history and background of the Bolshevik revolution helps to explain why the Russian lifestyle is the way it is today. The secrets hidden to the outside world reveal a much more backward society since the revolution until today. Militarily they appeared to be a first world country while the rest of their culture was third world.

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