Boris Yeltsin - The Decade That Shook Russia and The World

Boris Yeltsin (1931-2007), along with various non-Russian nationalist leaders, was instrumental in the break-up and dissolution of the Soviet Union. He then served as the first president of the Russian Federation from 1991-1999. During this time, Yeltsin transformed Russia’s state socialist economy into a capitalist market economy, but his implementation of economic shock therapy led to widespread poverty for some, and his embrace of privatization led to incredible wealth for others. Yeltsin faced significant military challenges in the Caucasus, but enjoyed improved relations with Europe and the USA. Learn how Yeltsin’s leadership changed Russia, and paved the way for Putin.


DELIVERY MODE

  • This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom.
  • This course requires students to have an email, a reliable internet connection, a microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Boris Minaev, Boris Yeltsin: The Decade that Shook the World (London, England: Glagoslav Publications, 2014).
  • Herbert J. Ellison, Boris Yeltsin and Russia’s Democratic Transformation, Jackson School Publications in International Studies (Seattle, WA, USA: University of Washington Press, 2006).


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Yeltsin and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
  • The Russian Federation: Domestic policy under Yeltsin.
  • The Russian Federation: Foreign policy under Yeltsin.


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

  1. Understand Yeltsin’s role in the collapse of the Soviet Union.
  2. Comprehend the significance of the social, economic and political changes introduced by Yeltsin.
  3. Appreciate the nature of the foreign policy challenges and opportunities faced by Yeltsin.
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