Russia: From St. Vladimir to Vladimir Putin
Dates: September 9 - October 14, 2021
Meets: Thurs. from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Enrollment requires a 2021 - 2022 OLLI at MSU Membership
- The Orthodox Church's influence on the Russian worldview and its increasingly important role in post-Soviet Russia.
- Russia's geographic position on the border of Europe and Asia, and the ongoing tug-of-war between Westernizers, who lean toward European models, and Slavophiles, who believe that Russia is to follow its own unique, more oriental path.
- The influence that the concept of "Russians as the older brother" has had on recently-flared inter-ethnic tensions.
- Russia's long history of authoritarian and patriarchal rulers and the negative impact on the development of democratic institutions.
|OLLI Member||$ 75.00|
OnlineThis is a real-time (live) online class that meets at the specified day(s)/time(s) listed.
We will send you a reminder email with login instructions one business day before the program start date. If there are additional sessions, we will send reminders the morning of those sessions.
Asya PereltsvaigAsya Pereltsvaig is a Russian-American linguist, writer, and educator. Her expertise is in language and history, and the relationship between them. Her most recent books, "Languages of the World: An Introduction," 3rd edition (2020) and "The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics" (2015) were published by Cambridge University Press.
She earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics from McGill University and has taught at several U.S. and European universities, including Yale, Cornell and Stanford. Asya is a popular instructor for several Osher Lifelong Learning Institute programs and has been a faculty host for an Osher trip to the Baltic countries and St. Petersburg.
|09/09/2021||Thursday||2 PM to 4 PM||Online|
|09/16/2021||Thursday||2 PM to 4 PM||Online|
|09/23/2021||Thursday||2 PM to 4 PM||Online|
|09/30/2021||Thursday||2 PM to 4 PM||Online|
|10/07/2021||Thursday||2 PM to 4 PM||Online|
|10/14/2021||Thursday||2 PM to 4 PM||Online|
Participants will gain a better understanding of today's Russia and its role in the world stage by studying Russian cultural and ideological history.
For information about refunds, cancellations, minimum enrollments and more, see the Course Administration and Procedures page.
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