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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 34 hours to complete

Suggested: 10 weeks of study...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Stalin and Stalinism in Russian History. About this Course.

The first lecture introduces students to the course and to imperial Russia, the country in which Stalin was born. It describes social and economic condition and the political situation in the Russian Empire in the late 19th - early 20th century. The last part of the lecture describes Stalin’s childhood and discusses his personality and the reasons for his turn to radical revolution....
Reading
9 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
1.1. Introduction7m
1.2.The Structure of this Course4m
1.2.1. The Russian Empire: the society, part 1.6m
1.2.2. The Russian Empire: the society, part 24m
1.2.3. The Russian Empire: regional differences3m
1.2.4.Revolutionary Movements in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century8m
1.3.1.Stalin’s Childhood6m
1.3.2. Becoming a Revolutionary6m
Reading1 reading
Glossaries10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Between the Two Revolutions

Lecture 2 describes Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917 and the place and role of the Bolsheviks in them. It follows Stalin’s career in the Bolshevik party and describes his activities during both revolutions....
Reading
7 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
2.4.2. The Aftermath of the Revolution5m
2.5.1. Bolsheviks and Mensheviks. Stalin Meets Lenin. Stalin’s First Marriage10m
2.5.2. Stalin’s Revolutionary Activities. In Prison and in Exile11m
2.6.1. The 1917 February Revolution10m
2.6.2. Stalin in the February Revolution5m
2.6.3. The Bolsheviks’ Push for Power12m
Reading1 reading
Glossaries10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

The Leader

Lecture 3 describes the creation of the Soviet state by the Bolsheviks, the Civil War that followed, War Communism and Lenin’s turn to the New Economic Policy. It analyses Stalin’s role in the Soviet government and in the Civil War, his crushing of his political rivals and opponents and his route to power in the Bolshevik party and in the Soviet state. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
3.7.2. The Intervention and the Civil War5m
3.7.3. Stalin in the Civil War9m
3.7.4. The New Economic Policy (NEP) and the 10th Party Congress6m
3.8.1. Lenin against Stalin10m
3.8.2. Stalin’s Triumph9m
Reading1 reading
Glossaries10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Stalin's Revolution from Above

Lecture 4 analyses Stalin’s ‘revolution from above’ and the new social and economic order created by Stalin. It outlines Stalin’s reasons for collectivisation and industrialisation and the way in which they were implemented. It analyses the human and economic costs of Stalin’s radical transformation to the country and its people....
Reading
4 videos (Total 46 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
4.9.2. Collectivisation Begins13m
4.10.1. Industrialisation: the advance10m
4.10.2. Industrialisation: the retreat12m
Reading2 readings
Creative Art during the Stalin Era10m
Glossaries10m
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Top Reviews

By MAMar 22nd 2018

Very interesting course. Well taught and good materials. Note that coursework relies on weekly mini-essays and a final longer essay.

By NRSep 14th 2017

Very good course for interested persons that covers a large part of 20th century Russia.

Instructor

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Irina Filatova

Professor
Faculty of Humanities / School of History

About National Research University Higher School of Economics

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