The Russian World

Ref: C2225702

The first 2 sessions cover Russian/Soviet history up to WW2, 3rd session deals with last half of C20th, including the tutor's life there as a nanny in the 1960s and particularly as a teacher in 1987 during Perestroika.The latter stay led to friendships that have given her a rare insight into Russian life. Remaining sessions deal with her travels and encounters in post-Soviet Russia, Ukraine and the Caucasus.

Course aim

Presenting the history of Russia/the USSR together with life in post-Soviet Russia and travels there and in post-Soviet Ukraine and the Caucasus.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • identify at least one aspect of Russian life or history of which I have a deeper working knowledge
  • recognise some of the forces that have shaped Russians' attitudes to life and authority.
  • approach reports in the media about events in Russia from a more informed position.

How will I be taught?

  • Your own researches - books, internet etc. - into the topics arising from each session may add to your enjoyment of the course.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • If you have any concerns about your progress or the course in general please talk to your tutor!

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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The Russian World

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