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ENRICH-0035 – Hist: Russia, 100 Years After the Revolution (ENRICH-0035_RUSS)

Russia: The Meaning of the Revolution 100 Years Later

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, an event that inspired literature, music, art, academic scholarship, as well as attempts at similar uprisings around the world. Why, then, in a political year in which Russia has dominated American headlines, few news stories have acknowledged the Revolution and its impact on shaping current opinions about Russia and its people? Join Andrea Maestrejuan, associate professor of History at MSU Denver, to explore the meaning of the Russian Revolution, both for Russians and for the world. Explore the events leading up to the Revolution itself. What were the conditions that led the revolutionaries to rise up? Who were the Bolsheviks? Why did the Revolution and its immediate aftermath result in long-held stereotypes labeling Russia as a land of autocrats, totalitarians, Commies, kleptocrats and hackers? Do such labels diminish the significance of a universal human moment when a suppressed, marginalized people sought to create a new society based on freedom, equality and justice? What is the legacy of Vladimir Lenin, and why isn’t President Putin celebrating him or the Revolution? How did this historic event shape the Russia we know today, as well as its relationship with the United States and other countries? Come away with a better understanding of how the Revolution transformed not only Russia but the world.

Five sessions
Thur., 6:30-8:30 pm, Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 2017
Location: Room 453, Sturm Hall, DU campus

Andrea Maestrejuan, associate professor of History at Metropolitan State University of Denver, teaches courses on modern European and world history. She has special expertise in the history of science and technology and in oral history.
Course Details
Location: DU Main CampusMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 25Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $205


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Thursday12th October 20179th November 201706:30PM - 08:30PMSturm HallAndrea Maestrejuan