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Russia: Then & Now – A Dialogues Seminar

April 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

In collaboration with UNC’s Center For Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies

Historian Donald J. Raleigh will consider the background to and course of Russia’s February Revolution of 1917, which ended 300 years of Romanov rule, and the October Revolution, which brought the Bolsheviks to power and gave rise to the world’s first socialist state. Aaron Hale-Dorrell will examine contemporary Russia in light of past revolutions. Shaped by the revolutionary changes wrought by the Revolutions of 1917, today’s Russia also reflects the influence of transformations during the Soviet period and the era of Mikhail Gorbachev, whose wrenching reforms to society, politics, and economics inadvertently caused the USSR to dissolve.  These two lectures will be followed by a panel discussion with both of our scholars taking your questions and discussing the legacies of the Russian Revolution, within and outside of Russia, then and now.


Russia, 1917: The Freest Country in the World
Donald J. Raleigh, Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor of History

Russia 2017: Revolutionary Legacies
Aaron Hale-Dorrell, Lecturer in History

The Legacies of the Russian Revolution
A panel discussion with our speakers

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017. The tuition is $65 or register for all 3 Dialogue seminars for $150.00.  A meal will not be offered with this seminar.


April 29, 2017
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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FedEx Global Education Center
301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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