HIST 250 Introduction to Russia, Eastern Europe & Eurasia, 1789-Present

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union the world looked forward expectantly to a new age of European and world integration; but while some countries from within the former Soviet sphere of influence have prospered and moved toward greater integration, others have slipped into poverty, isolation and authoritarianism. Russia hangs dangerously between authoritarian and democratic tendencies. HIST 250/INDS 250 explores the history of this complex region, and identifies the traditions and influences that its constituent countries and ethnic groups hold in common and those that divide them.




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