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A3 History of Modern Russia: From Tsar Nicholas II to Vladimir Putin

The class will cover important political and cultural events in 20th and 21st century Russia within their international context. Topics will include the prerevolutionary period of 1900-1917 under Tsar Nicholas II; the Russian Revolution, Civil War and the 1920s; Stalinism and World War II 1928-1953; Khrushchev, Brezhnev, et al, 1953-85; Gorbachev, reform, break-up of the Soviet Union, Yeltsin 1985-91; Yeltsin, Putin and current situation 1991-present.

Instructor: Mary Louise Loe, Professor Emerita at JMU, has taught in the History Department for over 40 years. Her fields of specialty are Russian History, European History and Human Rights. Her B.A. is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her M.A. and Ph.D. are from Columbia University.

Suggested Reading: Paul Bushkovitch, A Concise History of Russia, Cambridge University Press, 2011.


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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