HIS/INR 548: Russian History: 1905 to Present

Instructor: TBD

This is the story of the formation and fragmentation of the Soviet Union from the political structure of 1900 through June, 2000. The time period includes the 1905 Revolution, World War I, the February Revolution (Nicholas, the Last Romanov), the Great October Socialist Revolution (Vladimir Lenin), Allied Intervention, Civil War, NEP period, Boris Pasternak and the book and film, Doctor Zhivago, Stalin-Trotsky Rivalry, Stalin and the Second Revolution, Purge Trials, The Great Patriotic War, 1941-45, Literary figures: Chekhov, Gorky, Stanislavski, Akhmatova, Essen, Mayakovsky, Zoshchenko, Zamyatin, Solzhenitsyn, Brodsky, Yevtushenko, Khrushchev Era - 1953-1964, Brezhnev - 1964-1985, Gorbachev - 1985-1991, Breakup of the Soviet Union - 1991-1996, Boris Yeltsin, Bosnian Crisis, Duma Elections, 1993 and Presidential Election, June, 1996. Kosovo, 1999. Yeltsin Administration to June, 2000.