Russian History Online: The Khrushchev Years
The Khrushchev Years is a website structured as an online course on the life and career of one of the most important figures of the soviet era. Note that it is located off of RAO's site, and will open in a separate window. This site is currently available in Russian. We are in the process of translating the entire project into English, and when completed, the English site will be made available online.While this version of the course is primarily intended for students of Russian universities and Slavic departments of USA universities, the authors hope that it will be useful to the general public as well. It can be used for both self-paced studies and for class lectures and seminars.
We hope that this site, a historical course accompanied by archival photos and film clips, will give students and visitors the opportunity to feel the spirit of the Khrushchev era and to see with their own eyes the realities of that time. This period in Russian history was later named "Ottepel"(The Thaw). This term accurately reflects the events and the atmosphere of that turning-point which came after Stalin's death.Course topics:
USA Project partnersUniversity of Texas at Austin:
Russian project partnersKeldysh Institute for Applied Mathematics RAS :
History Content written by
Alexei Peskov, Professor, Moscow State University
The text of the course has been edited by Sergey Khrushchev, and his commentary is also included in the course.