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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Stalin and Stalinism in Russian History. About this Course.

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 51 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
About the course2m
1.1. Introduction7m
1.2.The Structure of this Course4m
1.2.1. The Russian Empire: the society, part 1.6m
1.2.2. The Russian Empire: the society, part 24m
1.2.3. The Russian Empire: regional differences3m
1.2.4.Revolutionary Movements in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century8m
1.3.1.Stalin’s Childhood6m
1.3.2. Becoming a Revolutionary6m
3 readings
About the University10m
Rules on the academic integrity in the course10m
Glossaries10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Between the Two Revolutions

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
2.4.2. The Aftermath of the Revolution5m
2.5.1. Bolsheviks and Mensheviks. Stalin Meets Lenin. Stalin’s First Marriage10m
2.5.2. Stalin’s Revolutionary Activities. In Prison and in Exile11m
2.6.1. The 1917 February Revolution10m
2.6.2. Stalin in the February Revolution5m
2.6.3. The Bolsheviks’ Push for Power12m
1 reading
Glossaries10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

The Leader

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
3.7.2. The Intervention and the Civil War5m
3.7.3. Stalin in the Civil War9m
3.7.4. The New Economic Policy (NEP) and the 10th Party Congress6m
3.8.1. Lenin against Stalin10m
3.8.2. Stalin’s Triumph9m
1 reading
Glossaries10m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Stalin's Revolution from Above

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 46 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
4.9.2. Collectivisation Begins13m
4.10.1. Industrialisation: the advance10m
4.10.2. Industrialisation: the retreat12m
2 readings
Creative Art during the Stalin Era10m
Glossaries10m

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