Putin’s Russia: “The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep”
Price for Members: $85
Price for Non-Members: $127
Date/Time: Mon. Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21 & 28 1:00 -3:00
Instructor: Asya M. Pereltsvaig, PhD, McGill University, BA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Stanford University, Department of Linguistics
The subtitle of this course is a Russian proverb that describes well the prevailing head-in-the-sand attitude and survival mode that many Russians currently hold. But our goal in this course, heads out-of-the sand, will be to learn more about what makes Russia, its political figures, and its common people tick. We will discuss political, economic, demographic, social, and cultural developments there, and assess Russia’s role in the international arena, with close attention to Russia-U.S. relations. The workings of Putin’s regime and what has kept him in power for longer than any leader since Stalin will get particular attention. And since events change so rapidly these days, Dr. Pereltsvaig will keep her eyes, and ours too, on the news.
Asya Pereltsvaig, PhD, McGill University, BA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Stanford University, Linguistics
Start time: 01:00 p.m.
End time: 03:00 p.m.