Russian History

This course is intended for students from levels B2-C1. It is a short course in Russian history from ancient times to today, or might consist of certain periods of Russian history that especially interest the student. During the lessons students will use specialized resources and will become familiar with video materials featuring different periods in Russian history. Beyond this, the lessons will consolidate new lexical and grammatical material. Close attention will be paid to the development of the student’s speaking skills as historical events are discussed, analyzed and evaluated in lessons. The course comprises 30 hours but can be extended according to the wishes of students.

Class materials used:

  • Cochetti, S. Поговорим о России (Let’s talk about Russia). Milan, 2009;
  • Nosikova, N., Shcherbakova, O. История России от Рюрика до Андрея Боголюбского (The History of Russia from Rurik to Andrey Bogolyubsky). – Moscow: Flinta-Nauka, 1999;
  • The Cambridge History of Russia. Cambridge, 2006. (3 parts);
  • Video-lessons “Russian Empire: The Project of Leonid Parfionov” and “Namedni” (“Not long ago”).

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