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 Alexander E•
Un curso muy bueno para aproximarse a la concepción de la Rusia moderna
By Glen M•
Excellent in-depth course with relevant context and logical flow.
I learned a lot about Russian history! Very interesting course!
By Gareth S•
Absolutely superb course, Peter really know his stuff!
By Ansa B•
It was a great course, learnt a lot in short time.
Very interesting. Thanks a lot M Kenez.
By Jose G•
100% recommend if you love history.
By Kristopher E•
Dr. Kenez is so warm and dedicated.
By Maria J O•
Curso maravilhoso, aprendi muito
By Richard J M•
Excellent in all respects.
By Sam T•
By Emily M•
I was always interested in Russian history and culture but I never had the opportunity to really dig into it. When I saw the course, I enrolled immediately and I am glad that I did so. Although the point of view was a little "american", it still was fascinating and objective. It really gave me the knowledge I expected and motivated me to learn more about the subjects taught and make my own opinions about every incident mentioned. Thank you prof. Kenez!
By Satyajit K•
Very elaborative presentation of Russian history by Prof. Peter Kenez. But, very limited insight is given on Soviet economic progress, scientific advances or its foreign relations during the tenure of different Soviet premiers. The causes and subsequent repercussions of Soviet's Afgan war are not discussed.
By Soren G•
I would have given 5 stars with more detail and depth. I think the professor was very knowledgeable and good at explaining the connections, but I felt the course was too short.
Oh dear! I have really struggled with this course. I was very keen to learn about Russian History sparked by documentaries and and reading bits here and there. However, I just could not follow the lecturer and his way of explaining things. I retried a few times but i just got frustrated. Disappointed as I was keen to do this course but I’m pulling out.
By Gargi g•
i thought this was going to be a course which deeply goes into the russian history and how everything took place rather it was a course discussing theories of what happened. I am at beginners level and i wanted a course with more depth in history