Russia Through the Revolution Russia Through the Revolution

Russia Through the Revolution


Anne O’Donnell, Moderator

This Seminar will consider the politics, culture, and everyday life of Russia from the reign of Russian Empire’s last tsar, Nicholas II, to the rise of the Soviet Union’s most powerful dictator, Josef Stalin. Video will be used.

Session 1 The Russian Empire on the Eve of the Great War
Session 2 Russia in War and Revolution
Session 3 Revolution in Power
Session 4 Industrialization and Collectivization
Session 5 Into the Whirlwind: Terror and Belief in the 1930s
Session 6 The Defeated Victor: The Soviet Union and the Great Patriotic War

THURSDAYS, 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
SEPT 6, 20
OCT 4, 18
NOV 1, 15

Cost $475 (6 sessions)
* tax deductible portion is $237.50

Anne O’Donnell

ANNE O’DONNELL — Assistant Professor of History and Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University. She comes to NYU from Harvard University, where she was a Prize Fellow at the University’s Center for History and Economics. Professor O’Donnell received her A.B. and Ph.D. from Princeton University. Her writing has been published in academic journals as well as The New York Times and The New Republic. She is currently preparing a book manuscript dealing with the history of the Russian Revolution for publication.