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Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Introduction to ‘a transition in Russia’ course

Welcome to the Week 1! This module will introduce you to the basics of the given course and to the general issues of transition in Russia. You will learn about economic features of Russia. Our video-lectures will answer the following question: how the transition was at all possible in Russia. Finally, the end of the module is accompanied with a test. Test questions are based on the information from the lectures, but for some of them you will have to find the right answer using different statistical and informational sources....
Reading
6 videos (Total 42 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Economic importance of Russia. Size matters6m
Territory as an economic asset6m
Territory full with resources5m
How to make use in full of all the treasures available?4m
How the transition was at all possible?9m
Reading5 readings
Assessment10m
Course Staff10m
Course Plan10m
Basic Readings10m
Pre-course survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Territory full with resources30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Brief Russian economic history

Welcome to the Week 2! On this week you’ll learn how the transition was set up and organized. In this module we begin the analysis of the Russian economic policy. Understanding the specifics of transition process is crucial for understanding the roots and reasons of modern domestic issues of Russian Federation. That’s why we will make a thorough analysis of it....
Reading
5 videos (Total 90 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Pillars of market reforms15m
State assets privatization. Vouchers19m
Another side of privatization.Buy-outs 118m
Another side of privatization.Buy-outs 223m
Reading1 reading
Readings for Week 210m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Brief Russian economic history30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Pillars of market reforms

Welcome to the Week 3! Today we continue to analyze initial measures within market reforms in Russia. The module will cover several topics like price liberalization including radical reform widely known as ‘’shock therapy’’ and real estate privatization. Then we will proceed to major controversies and paradoxes of transition. This module provides discussion on the ‘’New Russians’’....
Reading
6 videos (Total 78 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Real estate privatization9m
Outcomes9m
Paradoxes16m
Basics and conclusions. Reform Goals for Russia22m
Other aspects of reforms2m
Reading1 reading
Readings for Week 310m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Pillars of market reforms30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Lost opportunities of transition

Welcome to the Week 4! Now we are coming to the next period of the Russian economic transition, namely the period since 1993. As usual you will get useful knowledge through video-lectures. However don’t forget to look at the list of recommended literature in case you want to learn more about the topic of this week. Also you will have to pass a short quiz in order to be assessed as a result of the Week 4....
Reading
5 videos (Total 56 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
1998 crisis11m
Understanding the crisis roots 120m
Understanding the crisis roots 24m
Outcomes of transition. Paradoxes9m
Reading1 reading
Reading for Week 410m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Lost opportunities of transition30m
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Top Reviews

By JKMar 26th 2017

This is one of the best courses which you can approach to understanding Russian economics, particularly its contemporary challenges and also a bridge to know the transition era!

By JQMay 31st 2017

NICE REVIEW OF THE PAST THIRTY YEARS IN USSR AND RUSSIA. THANKS.

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Vladimir Zuev

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Department of Trade Policy

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