Jan 18, 2021  
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue 
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

RUS 282 - Topic: Russian Spies & Statesmen in Their Own Words (1)

How do Russian spies and politicians tell their stories? How do they express a sense of personal and national identity? What do they think about other countries and Russia’s standing in the world? In this course we’ll analyze memoirs and autobiographical works of a number of Russians, including Vladimir Putin, who have been involved in politics and the intelligence services. We’ll explore how they represent themselves and their country, how much of their activities they choose to reveal, and what questions they leave unanswered. All readings and discussions are in English.