The war in Ukraine has changed the global political landscape of Europe, directing attention at a part of the world whose history and culture is not always known. This course introduces students to modern Ukrainian history. It covers the Russian Revolution, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic within the USSR, the period of “indigenization,” the collectivization of agriculture and the Ukrainian famine, the Second World War, the Brezhnev era, Ukrainian independence, the Revolution of Dignity, and the confrontation with Russia. There will be six zoom sessions, and time for question and discussion after each session.
NEW COURSE! OFFERED: This 6-session topical course is offered on Friday afternoons from 3:00-4:30pm (New Zealand time), beginning on 13 January with the last session on Friday 17 February 2023.