The Instructions of Catherine II to the Legislative
Commission of 1767
The Instructions to the Commissioners for Composing a New Code of Laws
1. The Christian Law teaches us to do mutual Good to one another, as
much as possibly we can.
2. Laying this down
#10 09.22 THE 1917 REVOLUTION AND NEP
In late 19th-early 20th c, Russia was
Late 19th-early 20th c: main European trends/events?
Who were Decembrists?
What were their demands?
Why do we care?
What are the main principles o
#5 09.06 CHRISTIANITY IN RUSSIA
Kiev was established by the Scandinavians? (true/false)
In the 9th century the Vikings were famous for
The beginning of Russian history is usually associated with the name of
#9 09.20 DECEMBRISTS,
What was the nationality of Catherine II?
What two significant epochs did she reign through?
What were the main ideas of the Enlightenment?
The French Revolution was inspired by
Was Catherine the Great
#6 09.08 THE TATAR YOKE, THE RISE OF MOSCOW,
AND IVAN THE TERRIBLE (THE IV)
Readings discussion: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Vlas
Vlas the protagonist in the poem who is he?
What happened to another Vlas?
What did you find interesting/insighful?
#8 CATHERINE THE GREAT,
WAR WITH NAPOLEON (PATRIOTIC WAR)
How did the Rurik dynasty ended?
How did the Romanov dynasty came to power?
What was the last name of Peter the Great?
What was the Peters will?
#7 09.13 PETER THE GREAT
What was the Tatar Yoke?
What kind of a ruler was Ivan the Terrible? Terrible? Not-so-Terrible?
What is he remembered for?
What happened to his older son?
Who is an autocrat?
What is serfdom?
Serfdom the new l
Modern Russian Culture:
Magnificence, Mayhem & Mafia
RUSSIAN 2335 Autumn 2016
Time and location: Tu and Th 9:35AM-10:55AM, University Hall 090
What this course is NOT:
not a history class
not a literature class
What is this course?
Geographical location and culture formation
How does the US geographical location affect the way the country has developed?
Melting pot concept: how did it affect American culture?
Geography: Now lets think about Russia:
#3 WEST MEETS EAST
Concept of Russian soul - explain
Why sensitivity and guilt are named among general characteristics for the Russian soul?
Russian identity - name some key features
Russian geography and climate any implications?
#4 09.01 RUS, RUSSIA, AND RUSSIAS
Collectivistic and individualistic societies key differences?
Does Russian friendship = American friendship?
Collective memory what is it?
What events are stored in collective memory?
A memoir of the life of Peter the Great. By John Barrow, esq.
Barrow, John, Sir, 1764-1848.
New York, Published by Harper & brothers, 1834.
Public Domain, Google-digitized
The Russian Primary Chronicle
Translated and edited by
SAMUEL HAZZARD CROSS
OLGERD P. SHERBOWITZ-WETZOR
,_.-.:,; . :
THE MEDIAEVAL ACADEMY OF AMERICA
The publication of this book tllas made possible by a gra~t
Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
The Ohio State University
Autumn 2016 Online Syllabus
Course number: Russian 2335.99 (33267)
Instructor: Marina Pashkova
47 - 76
Organized Pagan Cult in Kievan Rus. The
Invention of Foreign Elite or Evolution of Local
1 9 9 9,
S L A V I C A
The article attempts to address a common notion in the English speaking world that the
Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin
Rise to Power
In his youth, Stalin was a failed seminarian, but a successful robber and terrorist.
Stalin spent Dme in and out of exile and prison.
During the revoluDonary period