The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution had a decisive impact on the history of the twentieth century. This course examines the origins, course and legacy of the revolution by looking at the dramatic and violent events which accompanied the fall of the Russian Tsars and the creation of the Soviet Union between 1905 and 1929. Beginning with an overview of Imperial Russia and the problems and challenges it faced, it goes on to look at the growth of revolutionary movements which would eventually lead to the October Revolution of 1917. From there the course examines the bloody civil war (1918-1921) and how the Bolsheviks consolidated their control over the country under Lenin.

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  • Cost: £140
  • Credits: 0