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Svetlana Kovalevskaya
Author's expert-course "Russia. Historic journey"

17 September — 18 December 2019
10 School of Collectors and Experts

Svetlana Kovalevskaya
Author's expert-course "Russia. Historic journey"

Registration on author's expert course "Russia. Historical Journey" is opened.

The course will be held from September 17 to December 18, 2019.

The author's course by Svetlana Kovalevskaya from the "World Culture" series is designed to meaningfully and comprehensively immerse herself in the history and culture of Russia - a chronicle, without which an understanding of the main artistic processes will be impossible.

The course includes 15 lectures of 3 hours each. Within the framework of the course, everyone is provided with additional materials. Classes will be held once a week on weekdays from 11 to 14.00. At the end of the course, a certificate is issued.


1. Prehistoric times. Paleolithic. Neolithic, main parking lots. Settlement of Slavs.
Slavic tribes and languages, pagan cults of Slavs. Eastern Slavs in antiquity.
Varangian connections. Way "from Varangians to Greeks".

2. Kievan Rus in 10-11 centuries. Adventures of the Kiev Princes. Relations with Pechenegian and Polovtsian. Acceptance of Christianity in Russia. The Kiev metropolis. Subordination to Kiev of Slavic tribes. Yaroslav the Wise, Vladimir the Red sun. Novgorod and Pskov, Polotsk and Chernigov.

3. Period of fragmentation in Russia. 12-13 century. Board of Vladimir Monomakh. North-
Eastern Russia: Rostov-Suzdal land, Yuri Dolgoruky. Andrey Bogolyubsky,
Vsevolod the Big Nest. South-West Russia: Galicia-Volyn Land. Novgorod
the ground. Mongols. Batyi's invasion. Crusaders in the Baltics. Russian Princes and Golden Horde. Consequences of the Tatar-Mongolian yoke.

4. Unification of Russia. 14th century. The struggle between Moscow and Tver. Beginning of Moscow Russia. Ivan's Board of Directors Calita. Dmitry Donskoy. Activities of Sergiy Radonezhskiy. Theophanes the Greek and Andrei Rublev. Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Russia. Feudal wars of the 15th century.

5. 15th century. The era of Ivan III. Accession of Novgorod, Tver. Ivan III and Sophia Paleologue. Heretical movements in Russia in the 15th century. Registration of the ideology of autocracy. Construction of the Kremlin cathedrals.

6. 16th century. The reign of Ivan IV the Terrible. Reforms. "Moscow - third Rome. Accession Kazan and Astrakhan, the Livonian War. Oprichnina. Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich and Boris Godunov, The turmoil of the 16th-17th century. Polish intervention. Election of Mikhail Romanov to the kingdom.

7. 17th century. Registration of absolutism. Popular uprisings. Accession of Ukraine and the war with Poland. The war with Sweden. The split in the Orthodox Church. Patriarch Nikon.

8. The first half of the 18th century. Reforms of Peter I. The Northern War. Crimea and Azov. The foundation of Saint-Petersburg. St. Petersburg. The era of palace coups. Catherine I, Peter II, Anna Ioannovna.

9. The middle and second half of the 18th century. Russian-Turkish and Russian-Swedish wars, seven-year-old the war. The reign of Elizabeth I, Peter III and Catherine II. Reforms of Catherine. Pugachevsky revolt. Russia and Poland. Accession of Crimea. Tours of Suvorov.

10. The first quarter of the 19th century. Paul I. Alexander I. Reforms, "Days of Alexandrovs beautiful the beginning." Participation in the Napoleonic wars. War of 1812. Overseas campaign.

11. The epoch of Nicholas I. Decembrists' uprising. The beginning of the industrial revolution. Political Detective and censorship, Polish question. "Orthodoxy-Samoderania-Peoplehood. Public movement: opposition groups, Westerners and Slavophiles, Petrashevites. Russia and the Caucasus.Balkan question, Russian-Turkish war. The Crimean War.

12. The second half of the 19th century. The era of reforms. Alexander II - "Tsar Liberator". Abolition of serfdom. Conservatives and liberals in Russian society. Peasant unrest.
Uprisings in Poland. Reforms: Zemskaya, judicial, censorship, educational, military.
Post-reform Russia. Revolutionaries. Popularity of the 70s. Balkan crisis.
Russian-Turkish wars. Central Asia and Far East. Russia and USA.

13. End of the 19th - beginning of the 20th century. Alexander III - "Peacemaker Tsar". Turn to reaction. Victorious bearers. Modernization in Russia. Reforms of S.Y.Vitte. Economic upswing in 1880-90 Messrs. Hunger in the Volga region. Strikes. Foreign policy unions.

14. The first half of the 20th century. Russian-Japanese war. Revolution of 1905. The first and second of the State Duma. Stolypin reform. The First World War. Overthrow
of the monarchy. Revolution and civil war. Russia under the NEP. "Big leap forward" -
industrialization and collectivization. 30th years. GULAG. World War II. Post-war time.

15. The second half of the 20th century. "Thaw". The 20th Congress of the CPSU. The second half of the 60th - beginning of 80 - years stagnation. "Mature socialism. 80s. Perestroika, publicity, acceleration, beginning of reforms. The collapse of the USSR.

Registration is opened on the site in the section "Online Registration".

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