Modern Russian History – New!

Modern Russian History – New!
6 sessions • 12 hours


Discover and explore Russian political and social events from 1991 up to modern day. Gain an understanding of the developments before, during and after the Soviet Union ceased to exist. Topics focus on post-break up economic and political developments, the new Russian Constitution, freedom of the press, creation of new political parties, free elections, and independent judiciary. We will also review the role of Boris Yeltsin in modern Russian history, the 1998 financial crisis, and the new class of oligarchs. Discussions include successful Russian and U.S. cooperation, the fate of the free press, how the internet plays in, the opposition, and finally Russia’s role in countries around the world.

Instructor: Pavel Reznikov
A Russian linguist, Pavel Reznikov holds a Juris Doctor and an LL.M. degree from Vermont Law School. He served as a senior subject matter expert and quality control point person for the development of language industry standards. Before moving to Maryland, Mr. Reznikov worked as an interpreter and translator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and as a judicial extern, prosecutorial aide, and analyst in the legal field. Born in the Soviet Union, Mr. Reznikov is an avid student of modern Russian history, specifically the Boris Yeltsin era.

Modern Russian History
ILR896 • 5-digit: 18766
Thursdays • 1:30-3:30 p.m. • 10/17-11/21
Conference Center (E Building) • Room E106
Tuition: $30 | Fee: $99 | Total: $129
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only