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THE HISTORY OF RUSSIAN POLITICAL THOUGHT (ONLINE COURSE)
Starts: Tuesday 26 April 2.00 pm – 4.00pm, 2 weeks
Fees: £16/£14 Code: 05 318
Russian political thought: the background to Putin?
Join Professor Tony Black in an exploration of the origins of Russian political thought through to the present day. This short course will consider:
• The adoption of Byzantine Orthodoxy by Vladimir of Kiev in the late tenth century; and in Muscovite village communalism.
• Westernisation by Peter the Great (r. 1696-1725); ‘orthodoxy, autocracy, nationality’; Westernisers versus Slavophils.
• Leninism and Stalinism.
• Since 1991 emotionalism, Eurasianism opposed to Western ‘Atlanticism’; Putin and the patriarch.
• A new version of ‘political realism’.