A great course. A very interesting topic that gives a lot of details. A good course for people interested in history. The assignments at the end of the lecture help to remember all the material.
This was quite detailed. There is so much to be learned from this class. And to think, it all is relatively recent history. Thank you.
by Vicenţiu H V•
This course was very interesting. I learnt a lot about Russian history and I was happy to read the book recommended.
by DARSHAN G•
One of the most comprehensive courses not just only on Stalinism but also on Russian History.
by Basil M•
i liked this course, really very good learning methods and resource person ....thank you
by Nirmalya R•
Very good course for interested persons that covers a large part of 20th century Russia.
by Ingibjorg E B•
For those interested in World history this course is absolutely necessary.
by Mohamed M•
Really helpful course, it gives you an outline of Modern Russian History.
by Eduardo O B•
Great teacher, good material, excellent methodology. Good in all senses.
by Armando M•
Excelente. Acrescentou muito conteúdo ao meu conhecimento. Obrigado!!!!
by Репин Е•
Отличный курс очень много новой информации и анализа. Советую)
by Maria J O•
Curso com ótimas informações, muito bem elaborado.
by JOHN Q•
Interesting and relevant course for today.
by Joy S•
Really good review of the subject
by Juan V•
I enjoyed the course very much.
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by Jin M•
Deep and insightful
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by Claudette D•
The very best*.*
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by Arturo Q•
The course it's good, it covers the entire life of Stalin and his political rise to power. However, it lets some details out. Despite of this lectures are easy to understand and arranged in a logical chronology. I will like some more reading materials to follow with the course. Though there is a recommended book which I read.
Thank you professor Irina for sharing your knowledge with the world in this platform. In the United States there used to be a Spanish speaking radio station in which a program promoting socialism will run the voice of a woman saying "Viva Lenin, viva Stalin"(long live Lenin, Long live Stalin) every time they switch topics. I now have a clearer idea on what Stalin did and think the slogan shouldn't promote Stalin at all.
by Andreas U•
A very interesting topic not only for Russians as it is important for everyone to know how dictatorships and totalitarian systems emerge and why its citizens put up with such systems and how they become their willing helpers.
A mixture of peer-assessed essays and multiple choice items would have been better though than an assessment solely based on essays.
by Frank D•
Good course with many details.
by Fred I•
Lectures were a bit brief. although the lectures had pertinent info. I learned more doing research for the essays. There were around 10 essays of 300 to 400 words each. I enjoy writing so it was not a big deal. The prof. isn't very animated so sometimes it's a bit hard to concentrate on the lectures.