Russian and East European Institute | Russian Revolution and Soviet Regime
R500 | 9433 | Kuromiya

This course examines the genesis, evolution and collapse of the
Soviet regime, and covers both the major events in Soviet history
and the experiences of individuals.  The basic text is Geoffrey
Hosking, "The First Socialist Society," and the readings include
John Scott, "Behind the Urals," a story by an American who lived in
the Soviet Union in the 1930s; Evgeniya Ginzburg, "Within the
Whirlwind," a memoir by a Soviet woman about her life in Stalinís
labor camp; and "The Portable Twentieth-Century Russian Reader," a
collection of short stories.