Fall 2022

Last Russian Revolution

Listed in: European Studies, as EUST-240  |  History, as HIST-240


Sergey Glebov (Section 01)


(Offered as HIST 240 [EU/TE], EUST 240, and RUSS 240)

This course explores the tumultuous and unprecedented transition from the late Soviet Communism to contemporary Russian Federation. We will discuss the state of the Soviet Union on the eve of dissolution and politics of nationalism; emergence of the post-Soviet states and divergence in their historical development; transition to capitalism and privatization; challenges of federalism and regionalism in post-Soviet Russia; relations between the Russian Federation and “Near Abroad,” NATO and China, and the social and cultural developments from the late Soviet period to the early twenty-first century. The class will also explore the historical evolution of the phenomenon of Putinism as rooted in long-term transformation of the former Soviet space. Two class meetings per week.

Fall semester. Professor Glebov.

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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Close analysis of historical evidence, which may include written documents, images, music, films, or statistics from the historical period under study. Exploration of scholarly, methodological, and theoretical debates about historical topics. Extensive reading, varying forms of written work, and intensive in-class discussions.

HIST 240 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM WEBS 220
Th 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM WEBS 220


2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2017, Spring 2020, Fall 2022