I found that course had a central theme, the incompatibility of the Communist structures with an increase in the standard of living, that was well documented from the time of Lenin to that of Putin.
I recommend anyone interested in this period of Russian history to take the course. Professor Kenez is an authority on the period and delivers an excellent overview of the time.
By Richard B•
Fantastic course. The quiz questions throughout are not date/detail specific like other courses and focus on assessing your understand. Love the final essay to bring everything together. Highly recommended.
By Avi D•
The course was very interesting and I feel I learnt a lot.
but, I found it uncomfortable that in most of the lectures- videos, the professor was shot in a profile to me and not looking straight forward.
By Fabiola S•
Realmente disfruté mucho de este curso, los vídeos eran interesantes y la forma de explicar del profesor ayuda mucho a amar la historia y lo que él nos está contando. Me encantó, lo recomiendo mucho :)
By Javier B•
This is an amazing course. Professor Kenez is a really outstanding teacher and he makes justice to one of the most controversial and complex topics of the XX centuty. Also, the music is dope.
By Tales M•
This is the coolest, most intresting history course I've ever taken on Coursera. I would junt live more bibliographical material during the course. But it was incredible
Thank you very much for the course! I was astonished by your deep and sincere interest to our country and culture and the way you understand and feel Russian people.
By Cristina C•
Prof. Kenez is an amazing teacher. I learnt a lot with this course. Finally, these classes make you reflect on Russian History but in human condition too.
By Cristina M•
I really enjoyed this course. Professor Kenez taught me very interesting topics, as my knowledge of Russian history was very poor. Thank you Porfessor!
By Abha M•
Well presented and interesting- a good learning, though I had to read the translation as recording was not clear.Transaltion could be better.
By SANTIAGO H M•
Muy interesante toda la historia de Rusia. En cada personaje y epoca que fueron transcurriendo. Una felicitacion al Profesor Peter Kenez.
By Peter L A M•
Great overview. Clarified many concepts that were previously unclear or unknown. Especially useful to understand current Putin regime.
By Georgia T•
An excellent brief History lesson about the contemporary Russian History. Great teacher. Fully satisfied. I strongly recommend it !
By miri m•
Fue un curso muy enriquecedor, conducido admirablemente, de forma clara, concisa, pausada, el resultado ha sido genial, gracias
By Luis A L B•
This course has been very interesting and productive. And it helps to understand the situation of the current era of Russia.
By Alessandro R d N•
Excellent course! Do not be fooled by having three weeks of lectures as the course is very busy and will require dedication.
By Evelina P•
Amazing instructor,very interesting lectures and the language used very easy for foreign students as myself. Thank you!
By Léandre O•
Great course, great professor transmitting passion and interest. It was a pleasure to watch the videos.
By Esmeralda C G•
This course has great content and really accomplishes its purpose: empathize with the Russian people.
Very helpful. It was interesting to be presented with a view from Russian eyes to some degree.
By Raheen G•
I would to like to thanks to your team to upload this course. It is very understanding.
By catherine b•
Fantastic course. Professor Kenez presents the material clearly and interestingly.
By YADU S•
I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in Russian history.
By Elena M V•
Thanks Peter! I took this course for plain old fun and thoroughly enjoyed it!
By Johanna B•
What a great course! Thank you Professor Kenez! You are an inspiration!