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University of Sheffield
School of Languages
Freshers Week 2012

Soviet Union 1917-1991

RUS 117

Aims/Description:
This module provides an overview of the historical changes which affected the the former Russian Empire from the Revolutions of 1917. This includes the dramatic economic, political, demographic, institutional and ideological changes that occurred in the period. We will also explore the multinational dimension of the USSR and the international context within which the USSR rose and declined as a power. You will be introduced to some of thevarious theoretical approaches to the history of the USSR and will beencouraged to develop a critical approach to received categories.

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