I found that course had a central theme, the incompatibility of the Communist structures with an increase in the standard of living, that was well documented from the time of Lenin to that of Putin.
I recommend anyone interested in this period of Russian history to take the course. Professor Kenez is an authority on the period and delivers an excellent overview of the time.
автор: Karen S•
This course is excellent. It took a video or two for me to get used to seeing the professor talk to the camera, but once I got used to that, I really began to enjoy Dr. Kenez's style. He managed to cover a lot of history while still giving enough details to help student understand why events occurred as they did. Also, I like the fact that he told you when he offered an opinion. More than once, he said, "In my opinion" or "I believe" rather than presenting his opinion as a fact. If he had another course, I would take it because he did such a great job. I don't need the certificate but have decided to pay for this course as I think it's only fair to pay for such a valuable product. Thank you, Dr. Kenez.
автор: Alexander P G•
Great class and the professor did an excellent job relaying the information. Honestly, I wish it was a little longer and a little more in depth. Definitely, learned a lot.
автор: Jesper O A•
Mr Kenez is making a remarkable presentation of Russian history. Very structured and balanced. Impressive knowledge. Thanks for a very interesting course.
автор: Joel M•
My first ever online course, and what a great start. The Professor leading it was very good at explaining the fasicating and recent history of Russia with a personal touch. 5/5
автор: Anna K•
Beautiful course!! I am originally from Russia. The professor knows the material and he is very passionate about
автор: Yasiru R•
Good course to learn the Russian History. <3
автор: BRIAN K C C A A A A A A•
Professor Peter Kenez’s course entitled: Russian History from Lenin to Putin, The University of California, Santa Clara was my 19th course that I have taken through Coursera. I have been an active participant in Coursera since March 2015.
I will state unequivocally that this Russian history class was definitely in the top five, possibly top three and possibly even the finest course that I have taken.
Professor is a kind gentleman, who imparts his highly organized lectures in a calm tone, a placid pace and with a thorough and complete mastery of the topic. His optics and his illustrations as well as the music that he chooses lend a great deal to his series of lectures and his heart felt invocation at the end of the course, asking us for a level of understanding of Russian middle class aspirations is moving. I highly recommend this particular history class.
автор: Jeff B•
Terrific class. Vastly knowledgeable and charming professor. Hours of interesting lectures that are both cogent and entertaining. Dr. Kenezs' insites are valuable and relevant and a product of his obvious mastery of the subject.
A small disappointment of mine was that there wasn't any supplimenntary reading required or suggested. I only wish that there were links to optional relevent reading for each module. But this is a minor point for overachievers like myself. The lectures provide enough material to get a good handle on the subject and Trranscript s are also available for rereading.
Thanks for a great class!
автор: Karl S•
This has been one the best courses I have taken on Coursera. Dr. Kenez is a very good lecturer. The lessons are easy to follow and informative. I had some knowledge of Russian history before I started, I have a great deal more now. I wish there were more courses like this on Coursera.
I cannot praise this class enough.
автор: Peter B•
This course gives a great overview of Russian history: It explains why Russian / Soviet leaders did what they did, but it describes the "immense" suffering of ordinary citizens in the 20th century, too. Thank you, Peter Kenez!
автор: Gerald H•
I learned an entirely different impression of Russian history and gained more understanding of the people, I felt the instructor presented the history as a story with great background and experience, A wonderful course.
автор: Suzanne C•
I very much enjoyed this course and hope that Professor Kenez is working on another course covering the period from 1940 to the present. I think that it very important that we understand Russia, especially now.
автор: Sara B•
This was a great course i really enjoyed the lectures i would forget i was stuck at home and felt as if i was back in a lecture hall! Would recommend to anyone to take!
автор: sanjay R•
This is a very balanced and in depth journey about Russia by the leading scholar. Every episode was a such a treat. Highly grateful and Salute !
автор: Alena R•
Thank you for the course! As a russian I had a great opportunity to look at the history of my country form another point of view. Brilliant!
автор: DragonBarView S T•
A very interesting and well-presented course which dovetails nicely with Stalin and Stalinism. It is simply designed and easy to follow.
автор: Limell L•
Thank you professor Kenez for this excellent course! I enjoyed it immensely and learned a great deal.
автор: JOHN Q•
Nice review of Russian History over the past century. I really enjoyed the course. Thanks so much!
The topic was very interesting, and I was very fond of Professor Kenez and his presentation style.
автор: Olga S•
Thank you, professor, for your deep understanding of Russian history and Russian soul.
автор: Armando B M•
Great course!!!! Thank you very much prof. Peter kenez. I've learned a lot!!!!!!
автор: Daniel D T•
Está increíble. Gran profesor, gran clase. Thank you very much for this.
автор: Ricardo M A•
I had the feeling of great impartiality in this course.
автор: Elisandra S•
Wonderful course. Very well structured and dynamic!
автор: Shaleen P•
Very clear and in-depth discussion of events.