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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

The 9th Century to the 1920s

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 190 min)
12 videos
Formation of the Russian State17m
The Industrial Revolution13m
The February Revolution17m
The Provisional Government18m
The October Revolution17m
Consequences of the Revolution16m
The One-Party State16m
Economy, society, & culture of the 1920s17m
Collectivization19m
Industrialization16m
Terror10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 130m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

The Great Patriotic War: Before and After

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 123 min)
8 videos
The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact10m
German Invasion of the Soviet Union18m
Partisans, Collaborators, & Racial Distinction14m
The Soviet Union and the Allies10m
Dissipation of Hope18m
Material Devastation18m
Life without Stalin18m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 230m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Reform, Stagnation, Collapse, Rebirth?

5 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 203 min)
13 videos
"We will bury you!"17m
Adventures in Foreign Policy17m
Andropov, Chernenko, and Gorbachev17m
Perestroika11m
Changing the Soviet Stance14m
The Collapse of the Soviet Union11m
Shock Therapy16m
The Rise of the Oligarchs15m
Why Putin?17m
The New Political Order22m
Putin's Foreign Policy22m
Understanding Russians2m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 330m

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