An Gorta Mor
The class will cover important political and cultural events in 20th and 21st century Russia within an international context.
Topics will include: (1) the pre-revolutionary 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, and future prospects.
Dr. Louise Loe is Professor Emerita at JMU, where she has taught since 1973. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her fields of specialty include Russian History, European History, and Modern Human Rights.
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