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B4 History of Modern Russia: from Tsar Nicholas II to Vladimir Putin

Description: The class will cover important political and cultural events in 20th and 21st century Russia within their international context. Topics will include: (1) the prerevolutionary period 1900-1917 under Tsar Nicholas II; (2) the Russian Revolution, Civil War and the NEP, 1917-1928; (3) Stalinism and World War II, 1929-1953; (4) Post-Stalinism, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, et al, 1953-1985; (5) Gorbachev, reform, collapse of Soviet empire, 1985-1991; (6) Yeltsin, Putin, future prospects.

Suggested Reading: A Concise History of Russia (Cambridge Concise Histories), 2011, by Paul Bushkovitch.

Instructor: Mary Louise Loe, Professor Emerita, JMU, taught in the History Department for more than 40 years. She currently serves as an Adjunct Professor. Her fields of specialty include Russian History, European History, Modern Human Rights. Her B.A. is from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her M.A. and Ph.D. are from Columbia University, New York.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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