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About the Course

The purpose of the course is to bring the basic knowledge on the specific aspects of Russian economy that had significant impact on the latest development trends in Russia. This course will provide you with knowledge on: 1) the basics of economy; 2) understanding the role of market reforms in developing the key features of modern Russian economy; 3) understanding specific aspects of Russian economy; 4) cause-effect relationship of the most significant trends in Russia’s economic development; 5) instruments for analysis of Russian economy; 6) business climate in Russia and skills required for doing business in Russia. Currently, different aspects of economy have some influence on us and our behavior - e.g. currency exchange rates, inflation and other things define the way in which we distribute our income between savings and investments. In order to understand these principles it is required to have the basic knowledge on economics. So it is not only a lecture on Russian economy. Another main objective of the course is to develop knowledge on the basics of economy as such. So the course will disclose universal patterns by analyzing trends in Russian economy. FAQ: Q: What is targeted audience for this course? What are the course prerequisites? A: The course is mainly developed for students pursuing their master’s degree in the field of international economy and for those who have a professional interest in Russian economy. It requires basic knowledge of economic terms. Q: What are the minimum requirements to pass the course? A: In order to pass the course and receive a Course Certificate you will need to have at least 80% of correct answers in each quiz. Welcome to the course “Understanding Russian Economy. Problems of Transition”! Do you have technical problems? Write to us:

Top reviews

Mar 25, 2017

This is one of the best courses which you can approach to understanding Russian economics, particularly its contemporary challenges and also a bridge to know the transition era!

Apr 12, 2020

Very interesting course. It touches on all the important aspects of the situation and even gives us some insight and specific information that you would not easily find online.

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By Романычева О Е

Oct 22, 2019

Мне понравился этот курс. Узнала для себя много полезной информации.

By Daniel M

Jun 29, 2016

Very interesting course. I have significant insights from it.

By 정욱 이

Jun 13, 2018

Thank You for your lecture professor! It helped me a lot!

By Samar B

Jan 25, 2019

This was a very eye-opening and informative course.

By Richard H

Jan 17, 2017

Thank You Vladimir. Excellent course.


Sep 9, 2018

Very good course. Thank you!!

By Sukhareva A

Mar 26, 2018

очень интересный курс

By david e

Feb 1, 2020

This was a high-level review of a very complicated period of Russian economic history. The instructor provided an appropriate level of objective statistics and actual examples to paint a realistic picture of Russia's opportunities and challenges. The opportunities are immense but the challenges are very formidable. Russia is blessed with an educated population and abundant natural resources. It needs to eliminate a culture of corruption, reduce unnecessary regulation, invest in infrastructure, and strengthen institutions that can support a vibrant market economy.

By Zoé T

Mar 9, 2020

The videos and the explanations are very clear. I have the feeling to have learn the major important point about the russian Economy in transition. But maybe the end of the course is a little bit outdated now and should be actualized.

By Мяктинов А

Jan 20, 2017

Курс описывает поверхностно


Jun 15, 2019

That was insightful!

By Denis E

Feb 13, 2019

Dissatisfied for further reasons: the lecturer's proficiency in English in disappointing, not enough statistical evidence in lectures, the tests are not challenging enough and their quality is depressing (a lot of mistakes), quality of multimedia presentations (a lot of mistakes and omissions). The course is in need of a thorough rethinking, probably with a more fluent lecturer.

Nevertheless, thank you for raising many important issues.

By Olivier L

Sep 21, 2016

It is too simplified to get a real view of the 90's economic situation , especially the 91-93 years.

To talk about transition between A and C , better to talk about A and not only about B and C.

It is an useful course for general knowledge of Russia , it as a start , for more accurate analyses I could advise this ( in russian) :

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By Brandon I B

Jun 13, 2017

This course has some really great content, and I learned a lot about the transition from communism in Russia. Unfortunately, the professor repeats himself ad nauseam and is often quite tangential, and I found the need to speed up the video speed by quite a bit.

By Veronika K

Jan 7, 2017

Poor delivery, very hard to listen. Lector uses too many buzz words like "em", "am". This is not a live lecture so it could be worth practicing and recording a clean quality speech. For example, lectures from the week 2 are unbearable to listen.

By Zsolt B

Nov 20, 2018

Great content, great topic, but the English knowledge of the professor is very disturbing. With the same content, much shorter videos should have been created.

By Mikhail P

Oct 15, 2020

I am not a history expert, but spotted some minor mistakes / weird statements

By Ray E

Jul 14, 2020

The analysis is not well-structured nor in-depth. Moreover, the English-level of the lecturer is not appropriate for international students. I'm disappointed. It was a waste of time.

By Joy S

Oct 8, 2018

Good info, week 4 has a mistake in the quiz that makes it unpassable.