A new course, RUS 83, on Putin’s Russia with Dr. Yuliya V. Ladygina

THE RUSSIAN PROGRAM IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE A new course, RUS 83, on Putin’s Russia with Dr. Yuliya V. Ladygina TTH @ 1:35-2:50pm Spring 2020

By examining the relationship between individuals and the state in present-day Russia, this course seeks to answer a set of critical questions: How come post-Soviet Russia has emerged as a state characterized by authoritarianism and crony capitalism? What are the factors that gave rise to and sustained Vladimir Putin's regime? What are its key pillars and contradictions? What is the Russian people’s response to Putinism, its punitive domestic politics, and its aggressive posture toward Russia’s neighbors and the West?
The course is taught in English, fulfills the General Humanities requirement, and is designated as an International Cultures course.


For more information, contact Dr. Ladygina at