Understanding Russia: History, Society, Politics
March 28- April 01 and April 11-15, 2022
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Lecture 1. Introduction: Russia-Ukrainian conflict: a case study
Lecture 2. Russian history prior to XIX century
Lecture 3. Russian History: ‘the long XIX century’:
Lecture 4. USSR - The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1917-1953:
Lecture 5. The Soviet Union, 1953-1985:
Lecture 6. From the Soviet Union to the Russian Federation, 1985-2008:
Lecture 7 (part I). Understanding the present-day Russia, 2008 -
Lecture 7 (part II). Social Orders and Patterns of Behavior: