20th-Century Russia10 courses, 62 lectures
Russia: The End of Imperial Russia, 1894-1917
In this course, Professor Peter Waldron (University of East Anglia) explores the end of Tsarist Russia, tracing events from the beginning of Nicholas II's reign in 1894 to the Revolutions of 1917 that saw the rise of Lenin,...
Prof. Peter Waldron
University of East Anglia
Russia: The Revolution of 1905
In this course, Dr Jonathan Smele (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the (so-called) Revolution of 1905. We begin in the first module by considering whether this was a revolution at all and – if so – whether we should...
Dr Jonathan Smele
Russia: The Revolution of 1917
In this module, Dr Andy Willimott (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the Russian Revolution(s) of 1917. We begin in the first module by thinking about the events of 1917, from the final months of the First World War to...
Dr Andy Willimott
Russia: Revolution and Civil War, 1917-22
In this course, Dr Mark Levene (University of Southampton) explores the Russian Revolution from the outbreak of the Revolution in February 1917 to the conclusion of the Russian Civil War in October 1922. In the first module, we...
Dr Mark Levene
Russia: The Rise and Reign of Stalin, 1878-1938
In this course, Professor Christopher Read (University of Warwick) examines the rise of Joseph Stalin from his birth in 1878 to the eve of the Second World War in 1938. We begin in the first module by thinking about his early...
Prof. Christopher Read
Russia: The Rule of Stalin, 1922-41
In this course, Dr Arfon Rees (University of Birmingham) thinks about Stalinist Russia in the period 1917-41. We begin by providing an overview of Russian history from the late 19th century up to the end of the Russian Civil...
Dr Arfon Rees
Russia: The Ukrainian Famine, 1932-33
In this course, Dr Mark Levene (Univerity of Southampton) explores the events surrounding the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33 – an event also known as Holodomor. We begin in the first module by providing a broad introduction to the...
Dr Mark Levene
Russia: The Great Terror, 1936-38
In this course, Professor James Harris (University of Leeds) thinks about the Great Terror, Stalin’s campaign of political repression between 1936-38 that left more than 750,000 dead. In the first module, we think about the...
Prof. James Harris
Russia: The Rule of Khrushchev, 1953-64
In this course, Dr Miriam Dobson (University of Sheffield) explores Russia under the rule of Nikita Khrushchev, 1953-64. In the first module, we think about the usefulness of the concept of 'Khrushchev's Thaw' in describing the...
Dr Miriam Dobson
Russia: The Prague Spring, 1968
In this course, Professor Kevin McDermott (Sheffield Hallam University) explores the historical events leading up to and encompassing the Prague Spring, a period of political reform and liberalisation in Czechoslovakia in 1968....
Prof. Kevin McDermott
Sheffield Hallam University