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Excellent course, timely and insightful. It was great learning a Russian historian's take during this tragic time, especially as a sanity check on all the Western-oriented coverage of this man and his crimes. Highly recommended.
This six part presentation was a remarkable experience. Each session built on the previous presentation, and the picture Vadim gave us grew more chilling and intense as the course advanced. It was a unique privilege to have such a complete and perceptive overview of Putin’s complex persona and how his personality, fears and ambitions are shaping a sinister history, ultimately affecting us all. The high quality of this course is in keeping with Vadim’s previous presentations. He is a great host guiding us along the river ways of Russia, transporting us across the country via the Trans Siberian Railway, or explaining the events and personalities that are significant to Russian history and culture. His range of knowledge is exceptional, as well as his ability to interpret the events he discusses. I’m looking forward to more offerings from Vadim in my Context future.
There have been so many good insights into Putin’s Russia. The programs have been so well illustrated and organized and really provide new information and perspectives. It seems these lectures have not reached a broad audience and we are sadly left with our ignorance as a result.
After many courses with Vadim, I really want to express how compelling, timely and informative his classes are. He has a unique perspective and a historian's view on both current and past Russian history. This latest course took a deep dive into Putin - his rise to power, his motives, his opposition - and left us all to ponder on what his next step might be. With Vadim's expertise, I feel like I have a much better understanding of the complex issues that Russia (and the rest of the world) now face. Vadim's presentations are always well thought out and solidly based in facts. He is engaging and eager to share his knowledge with us. Here's hoping there are more classes from this talented presenter!
This course gives you the unvarnished how and why of Putin's rise to power in Russia and how that power is maintained. The picture is neither pretty nor simple. Mr. Malinovsky calls upon the most impartial current minds in Russian economics, political science and foreign policy to explain the fractured economics, electoral corruption, elite who's who, Stalinist-style repression and media control that make Russia what it is today - Putin's Russia, at war with Ukraine and the West. A very thorough, up to date and comprehensive overview by a knowledgeable expert for whom this subject is not theoretical.