A lecturer of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the HSE Perm gave a course on Russian history at a Spanish university
A lecturer of the Department of Humanities Yuri Vasilenko spoke about the political and ideological aspects of the formation and development of Russian statehood to students of the master's programme "European Union Studies and Human Rights" at the Catholic University of San Antonio in Murcia (Spain).
The course consisted of two parts:
- "Introduction to the Russian World or How to Understand Russia": the history of Russia as a civilization and a state, Orthodoxy, the formation of imperial structures, the Russian as a historical phenomenon, the formation of modern political ideologies.
- "XX century in Russia": cycles of the political history of Russia in the XX century, modern political and ideological spectrum, topical aspects of international relations, etc.
The students of the Spanish university studied the history of Russia within the framework of the broader course "The structure of political institutions" – a mixture of international relations and political science.
I have only positive impressions after the course. My students were not only Spanish, but also representatives of other countries. For them Russian studies is a new and specific topic, while there were no negative prejudices. They are very open-minded people – they are always ready to support the dialogue, direct communication with the teacher is important for them.
a lecturer of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities – Yuri Vasilenko