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Lecture 1: 28 march 2011 information about the class is on smartsites office 3321SSH Monday, Wednesday 1:30-3:00 pm The Rise and Fall of the Communist • Vladimir iossif Cissarionovich Stalin [Szhugasvilli]- joseph stalin from Georgia • Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev from Ukraine • Leonid llyich Brezhnev • Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov • Constantine Usti .... • Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev • Boris Nikolaeivh Yel'tsin • Vladimit vladimirovich Putin • dmitry anatol'evivh medvedev Task: Organize Conference Introduction • War Communism [1917-1921] • NEP [New Economic Policy] (1921-1928) • Stalin's Revolution [1929-1941] - Stalinism • The “Great Patriotic War” 1941-1945 • From War to Cold War [1945-1953] - rise to be global power - allied with the US during the war - trace the change from allies to adversary • the “Thaw:” Khrushchev - Stalin's death - Sputnik • Stagnation: Brezhnev [1964-1982] -feeding the youth on communism - dissidence/ resistence by the youth • Perestroika: Gorbachev [1985-1991] - restructuring - glosnav- opening up • Post- Soviet Russia [1991- Present] Readings: • textbook • assigned texts at the copyshop
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• sources: documents (officials), images, video clips, songs, seventeen moment in soviet history Lecture 2 30 March 2011 paintings: religious procession in Kursk Gurbenia barge haulers on volga- 1870-1873 movies: 2 times will be shown outside class 2 different time slot monday and wednesday 6 pm list of movies will be listed on smartsites reading assignments: think structure of text ask questions have answer take notes email responses summarize and provide critical question today:- 1. russia: Geography and Geopolitics climatic zone in Russia o tundra- artic temeperature in the northerst part of the country o taiga- vast forest region o bright red- lightly forest, good for temperature o temperates o dry stepes o dessert rivers o stretch north and south o many run through major cities o many of the water's of the rivers originated within 300 miles o easy to transport/ navigate in north-south direction o there are some rivers that flows east-west direction railway lines
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o the epicenter is in Moscow Consequences o started at the short river in the forested area o easy for them to spread o they will move to area where they can find land that can be farm mostly navigate southward o lots of trading o social organization o spread- focus on the mouth of the river russian state expand southward and incorporate others within the empire and control the river's mouth 2.The Russian Empire Russian History o kievan rus [9 th century- 1169] o time of sub-principalities [1169-1462] city states o empire of moscow [-1700] o russian empire [-1917] o Soviet Russia [-1991] Important dates o 988: Baptism of Vladimir I of Kiev Russia accept Christianity the monarch pick christianity because it allow drinking o 1237-1249: Mongol [“Tartar”] Invasion conqured by asian horse riding people o 1380: Battle of Kulikovo mythical battle between the russian and the mongol o 1480: end of Tartar domination o
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