Understanding Russia (MLR2021)

15 credits

Employers who need experts on Russia will expect knowledge of relevant cultural affairs, politics, and ideology, and the ability to understand these through the lens of Russian history. This module will help you research and develop and present such specialist knowledge, think intelligently about key questions about Russia, and access the necessary information to discuss them: Does Russia need a strong leader? Is Russia really so different from the West? Why is Putin so popular? Who are ‘the people’ and do they matter in Russia? This module will complement your study of Russian history, culture, and politics in other modules.