Category: Blogpost Guidelines

Final Blog Post Guidelines

"A Punk and 'Liuber'" 1988

“A Punk and ‘Liuber'” 1988

As the Pizza Hut ad we watched today suggested, Mikhail Gorbachev’s leadership ushered in an era of increased freedom, opportunity, and hope for Soviet citizens, even as it fostered economic uncertainty, political instability, and the threat of chaos. For your final blog post, please choose a topic that gives you some insight on the collapse of Soviet communism and the social transformation that accompanied it. 

Third Blogpost Guidelines

It’s time for more war and revolution! This week we move into range of a fabulous digital archive that will inspire us for the rest of the term. The topic of your post this week is the end of the autocracy and the two revolutions of 1917.  Use the resources in Seventeen Moments of Soviet History (1917) and Module Three of the Digital History Reader (1917 – Did the War Cause a Revolution?) to examine a significant aspect of the Russian Revolution that interests you.  You should also consult the Freeze text (the last part of the Chapter 8 and Chapter 9 up to the October Revolution).

Second Blogpost Guidelines

Ilya Repin [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“Manifesto of October 17,” by Ilya Repin [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Our second set of blog posts will focus on the development of a revolutionary movement in Russia and the revolution of 1905. You should start by reading Freeze (Chapter 8) and then develop one of the following topics:

1) Marxism / Leninism. Use the resources in the Marxist Internet Archive to examine the development of Marxism in Russia before the revolution of 1905.