Author (Your Name)

Amy Hirschauer, Colby College

Date of Award


Document Type

Honors Thesis (Open Access)


Colby College. History Dept.


Paul R. Josephson

Second Advisor

Julie deSherbinin


In my discussion, I will compare how the two universities have dealt with pressing social, financial and economic concerns. This will demonstrate not only the differences in how universities in Russia are dealing with these concerns, but also how a major university with a great deal of prestige in a large, cosmopolitan city can have much more trouble dealing with interpersonal political conflict than a smaller university in the interior, despite the fact that it receives substantially more financial support from the central government. This comparison provides a context for understanding the challenges present in teaching history, and shows how universities in Russia are dealing with these challenges in varying ways.


History -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Russia (Federation), History -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Soviet Union, Educational change -- Russia (Federation)

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