Russia and Its Neighbors | Newberry

Russia and Its Neighbors

Led by Nina A. Wieda. Eight sessions. 2 - 4 pm.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Wednesdays, September 25 - November 13

2 - 4 pm

Online registration has closed. Please call (312) 255-3700.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (August 27 at 9 am** – September 13 at 4 pm): $280
Regular Registration Price (September 13 at 4 pm – first day of class): $308

** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

Online registration has closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to register

Seminar Description

Russia remains an important, albeit enigmatic, player on the international stage. This seminar seeks to illuminate Russia’s relationship with its neighbors and other world powers from the point of view of regular Russians, whose perspectives sometimes clash with the interests of the ruling elites. By looking at a combination of materials from popular culture, literature, and cinema, the seminar will help shed light on Russia’s political actions and its people’s beliefs.

Eight sessions. E - $280, L - $308

Nina Wieda holds a PhD in Slavic from Northwestern University and an MA in nationalism studies from Central European University. A native of Russia, she has lived in the U.S. for 17 years. She teaches at Northwestern University.

Materials List


  • A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.