The Life of Lenin: 150 Years since His Birth

Explore the astonishing life and career of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. Born 150 years ago, he founded the Bolshevik tendency which led the October Revolution in 1917. Lenin became the first head of the Soviet State, dying in 1924, and left a legacy that is still much debated. Students will receive a biographical article about Lenin.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Fitzpatrick, Sheila. The Russian Revolution (Oxford University Press, 1982)
  • Gorbachev, Mikhail. The New Russia (Polity Press, 2016)
  • Kenez, Peter. A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End (2nd Ed., Cambridge University Press, 2006)
  • Mawdsley, Evan. The Russian Civil War (Edinburgh, Birlinn, 2008).


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Develop a better understanding of the Russian history and politics;
  2. Gain an awareness of the variety of ways historians approach the past;
  3. Develop skills in interpreting evidence and historical scholarship.
$65 Limited

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