Soviet History from the Revolution to the Death of Stalin (MLR2022)

15 credits

In this module you will explore a period in Russia's history framed by two defining moments: the revolutions of 1917 and the death of Stalin (1953). The ‘Soviet experiment' was marked by conflict between socioeconomic, cultural, and political backwardness, and advanced notions of progress and modernity. Questions include: what were the results of the Revolution? How did these results match the initial intentions and shape future goals of those instigating change? Was the development of Stalinism inevitable? Who were the winners and the losers in revolutionary Russia?

Course materials available in English; students not learning Russian may take this module.