Course: HIST 449. Russia to 1917 (3)
Learn about Russian history from the earliest settlements to the fall of the Romanov dynasty in 1917. Explore how geography, climate, and religion helped shape society. Trace the rise of Imperial Russia under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great. Discover the nineteenth century, the era of reforms, and the golden age of Russian arts and culture. Find out about the collapse of the empire during the First World War, the failure of democratic forces, and the establishment of communist rule.