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A History of Russian Nationalism

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ClassGraphic From a Ukrainian perspective what is at stake in its current war with Russia is quite straightforward. For Russia, on the other hand, it is complicated to say the least. Serhii Plokhy's Lost Kingdom, a History of Russian Nationalism from Ivan the Great to Vladimir Putin (Allen Lane, 2017) provides an excellent guide to understanding Russia. Since this book was published in 2017, we will use additional material by Serhii Plokhy to bring the history of Russian nationalism up to its current iteration, the ongoing war in Ukraine. In this study group, we will discuss how nationalism, imperialism and Russia's age-old search for identity have been the driving forces behind the acquisition of a kingdom that over the centuries has been gained, lost, regained, and lost again. The war in Ukraine has been described by some as a miscalculation on the part of Vladimir Putin, but as Plokhy demonstrates, it is more than that, it is a war of necessity. Join us as we explore why.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Wed

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Richard Krantz2.Joe 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/6/2023 - 12/6/2023 Weekly - Wed 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Joe  ; Richard Krantz 
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