Dec 14, 2019  
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2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 27505 - Fall of USSR/Rise New Russia

Course Credit: 1
(GLIS, RUSS)
FALL OF USSR/RISE OF NEW RUSSIA This course will examine Soviet and post-Soviet Russian history from the collapse of the Soviet Union through the present day. Course themes will include the the so-called transition from communism to capitalism in the 1980s and 1990s, the programs of Russian leaders Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin, the post-Soviet economy, the evolution of Russian national identity and the problem of inter-ethnic relations in the Russian Federation. We will also examine Russian popular culture, political institutions, corruption, and social change. Special attention will be given to the nature of Putin’s presidency, Russian Foreign Policy (including Russian policies in relation to Syria, Ukraine and the Crimea) and the recent history of Russian-American relations. Prerequisite(s): 1 course in History; or permission of instructor [C, HSS]