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History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev

Hear about 300 years of Russian history from a renowned author and world-class historian who was a student in the Soviet Union.

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36 Lectures

1
Image of Understanding the Russian Past
Understanding the Russian Past
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2
Image of The Russia of Peter the Great's Childhood
The Russia of Peter the Great's Childhood
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3
Image of Peter the Great's Revolution
Peter the Great's Revolution
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4
Image of The Age of Empresses—Catherine the Great
The Age of Empresses—Catherine the Great
0 of 30 min
5
Image of Social Rebellion—The Purgachev Uprising
Social Rebellion—The Purgachev Uprising
0 of 30 min
6
Image of Moral Rebellion—Nikolai Novikov
Moral Rebellion—Nikolai Novikov
0 of 30 min
7
Image of Alexander I—Imagining Reform
Alexander I—Imagining Reform
0 of 30 min
8
Image of The Decembrist Rebellion
The Decembrist Rebellion
0 of 29 min
9
Image of Nicholas I—Orthodoxy, Autocracy, Nationality
Nicholas I—Orthodoxy, Autocracy, Nationality
0 of 30 min
10
Image of Alexander Pushkin, Russia's National Poet
Alexander Pushkin, Russia's National Poet
0 of 28 min
11
Image of The Birth of the Intelligentsia
The Birth of the Intelligentsia
0 of 29 min
12
Image of Westernizers—Vissarion Belinskii
Westernizers—Vissarion Belinskii
0 of 30 min
13
Image of Alexander II and the Great Reforms
Alexander II and the Great Reforms
0 of 31 min
14
Image of Nihilists
Nihilists
0 of 30 min
15
Image of Populists and Marxists
Populists and Marxists
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16
Image of Paths to Revolution—Lenin and Martov
Paths to Revolution—Lenin and Martov
0 of 30 min
17
Image of Lev Tolstoy
Lev Tolstoy
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18
Image of The Reign of Alexander III
The Reign of Alexander III
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19
Image of Nicholas II, The Last Tsar
Nicholas II, The Last Tsar
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20
Image of The Revolution of 1905
The Revolution of 1905
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21
Image of Peasant Life and Culture
Peasant Life and Culture
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22
Image of The Modern City and Its Discontents
The Modern City and Its Discontents
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23
Image of Fin-de-Siècle Culture—Decadence and Iconoclasm
Fin-de-Siècle Culture—Decadence and Iconoclasm
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24
Image of Fin-de-Siècle Culture—The Religious Renaissance
Fin-de-Siècle Culture—The Religious Renaissance
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25
Image of War and Revolution
War and Revolution
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26
Image of Democratic Russia—1917
Democratic Russia—1917
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27
Image of Bolsheviks in Power
Bolsheviks in Power
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28
Image of Civil War
Civil War
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29
Image of Paths to Socialism—the 1920s
Paths to Socialism—the 1920s
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30
Image of Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin
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31
Image of Stalin's Revolution
Stalin's Revolution
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32
Image of Joy and Terror—Society and Culture in the 1930s
Joy and Terror—Society and Culture in the 1930s
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33
Image of The
The "Great Patriotic War"
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34
Image of The Soviet Union After Stalin
The Soviet Union After Stalin
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35
Image of Private and Public Dissidence
Private and Public Dissidence
0 of 31 min
36
Image of Mikhail Gorbachev—Perestroika and Glasnost
Mikhail Gorbachev—Perestroika and Glasnost
0 of 31 min

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April 16, 2019

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February 14, 2019

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m********m
February 10, 2019
Excellent overview of 19th and 20th century Russian/Soviet history. Good balance of social, cultural and political history.

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