Moscow, Russia

A Glimpse of Russian History

online course
when 28 June 2021 - 16 July 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee USD 600

History is probably the most popular subject among Russian politicians and public figures today, and certainly the one that provokes the hottest public disputes. What are the causes of this «obsession with history»? Is it the uniqueness of Russia’s historical trajectory, or rather its normality? Can we trace the problems of contemporary Russia back to the times of the Muscovite Tsardom, Russian Empire of Peter the Great, Stalin’s Soviet Union, Eltsin’s Russian Federation? How can we explain the persistence of some of Russia’s basic political, social and cultural forms through ages? This course will discuss these and other issues in connection with the perception of historical events and figures in public opinion today. It will focus mostly on the most important period, from Peter the Great’s “revolution from above” to the emergence of contemporary Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Course leader

Oleg Morozov
Lecturer: Faculty of Humanities / School of History

Fee info

USD 600: Tuition fee


If you are a student of our Partner University we are happy to offer you a 20% discount.