Russia from Tsars to Commissars

putinA Course of 10 lectures by David Prynn

Winston Churchill said of Russia in 1939

“It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma”

What do we know about Russia now? It is the largest country in the world, a superpower, the first communist state and now perhaps a democracy. In our lifetimes it has been an ally and an enemy. It has produced wonderful music and literature yet the people have suffered savage cruelty from its rulers.

From the Grand Duchy of Muscovy to President Putin, this course assesses the Russia of the Tsars, the Soviet Union that replaced it after the 1917 revolutions and post-Soviet Russia, looking at the politics and the culture.

David Prynn was a lecturer at Suffolk College and a tutor for the Open University. We enjoyed his course on China in 2010 and recommend him to those who missed him last time.

This WEA course will take place starting at 2.00pm in Orford Town Hall on 27th January, 3rd, 10th, 24th February, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March and 7th April 2014.

All are welcome – try out the first lecture for only £4.50! The full enrolment fee is £45.30.

For more details contact: Elisabeth Cooper    450934