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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RES 295-02 - Special Topic: The Politics of Ideas and Symbols in Putin’s Russia

2 credits (Spring)
Today’s Russia is no longer Soviet, but what does it stand for? Though in recent years the Russian regime has become more ideological, the Kremlin’s stance is often evasive and inconsistent. In this course we will discuss Russia’s nation-building project, its new and old national holidays and heroes. We will look into why WWII is at the center of Russian national mythology and how the perception of the West has changed since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Prerequisite: None.
Note: Dates: April 2 to May 9. 1/2 semester deadlines apply.
Instructor: Staff