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Herbert J Ellison
SISRE 448
Seattle Campus

Twentieth-Century Russia

Russia and the USSR from Nicholas II to the present. Offered: jointly with HSTEU 445.

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Spring 2002: The course covers the history of Russia since the beginning of the twentieth century, including the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Russian Federation. Attention is given to political, social and cultural change, and also to foreign policy. Special emphasis is placed upon the processes of reform and revolution that have shaped Russian life over the course of the century, and upon the impact of tsarist, communist, and post-communist rule on the lives of both Russians and non-Russians living in the Russian state. Special attention is focused upon the impact of communist rule on Russian life both before and since its collapse in 1991, and on the problems of creating a new economic and political system over the past decade. Offered: jointly with HSTEU 445.

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Last Update by Annamarie Berdick
Date: 02/26/2002