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A "Tzar" for All Seasons: The Evolution of the "Vozhd" in Russia Tell a Friend about this Course

"Vozhd" is the name given in Russia to a strong and fearsome ruler, one who centralizes all power in his own hands and will not tolerate another. In this course we will take a look at a good many of these, from Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century down to Putin in the 21st. Along the way we will encounter those who have been most strenuously successful in this regard whatever their morality, including Peter the Great, Nicholas I ('the gendarme of Europe'), Alexander III, and Lenin, Stalin and Putin. We will also pay our respects to the less strenuously ferocious, such as Alexander II the Emancipator, Nicholas II, Khrushchev, Andropov and Chernenko (the duo known collectively as About-to-Popov), Gorbachev and Yeltsin, among others.

Dates:October 4 - November 8, 2017    Check for other dates
Meets:11:45 AM to 1:15 PM
Location:Creutzburg Center Room 101
Instructor:George Wrangham
$91.00Course Fee

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