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Modern Russia

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Russia from 1855 and the Great Reforms of Tsar Alexander II through the Bolshevik Revolution, the Stalin period, the decline and fall of the USSR, and the troubled emergence of the "New Russia" and the other post-Soviet successor states. As a result of this course, students will gain an understanding of Western and non-Western heritages in terms of their origins, development, values, and distinctive qualities. Students will also gain an understanding of the nature of social, political, economic, and psychological forces and how they affect us. (Cross-referenced with History 338.)