Soviet History 1917-1991 (MLR2054)

30 credits

This module will cover all the history of the Soviet Union, from the October Revolution of 1917 to the collapse of 1991. It will examine the principal periods and events – the Civil War, NEP, the Stalin Revolution, the War, and the post-Stalin period – asking questions about how the Soviet polity developed, how life changed for Soviet citizens, and what motivated the direction of the country’s development. Ultimately, we will look at the Soviet Union as an experiment, asking what it set out to achieve, and what the results were.

All course materials are available in English; students not learning Russian may take this module.