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RES 240
Russian Politics: From Communism to Capitalism

(Same as Politics 209f)

Russia was transformed by Communist revolution into a global super-power that challenged the dominant ideologies of liberalism and nationalism. It became a powerful alternative to capitalism. In 1991, this imperial state collapsed and underwent an economic, political, and cultural revolution. What explains the Soviet Union's success for 70 years and its demise in 1991? What sort of country is Russia as it enters the twenty-first century? Is it a democracy? How has Russian's transformation affected ordinary people and Russia's relationship to the West?

Meets Social Sciences III-A requirement; S. Jones; 4 credits; enrollment limited to 25

Tu.Th. 20.40- 3.55

 

 

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