Putin's Russia: A Present-Centric History for Adults

The World is Knowable -- And It's Worth It!


As so dramatically demonstrated by the recent invasion of Ukraine, understanding Russia’s evolution since its abandonment of communism is one of the most important issues of our time. 

 This mini-course for adults will systematically unveil the anchor facts and key periods of Russia’s history, using the unique approach of “present-centrism” as presented in the History of Now. It will also extend the analysis further based on the methods employed in my forthcoming book, the History of Tomorrow, in order to provide a predictive framework to anticipate what comes next. 

 Here’s your chance to penetrate beyond the bias of legacy media coverage and the cacophony of social media influencers to the kind of insight that only present-centric history can provide!


Lesson 1: Russia and the World We Live In

This lesson will focus on the configuration of the world’s major cultures today, including post-communist Russia, in order to properly stage the study of Russian history in its full and proper context.

Lesson 2: Russian History in One Lesson

Using the method of anchor facts and periodization, this lesson will present the full outline of Russian history in a manner accessible to the non-expert.

Lesson 3: A Nation at War

This lesson will build on the framework established in lesson 2 to examine the history of Russian foreign relations, with an emphasis of the various incarnations of nationalism that have characterized Russian culture and its interactions with the wider world.

Lesson 4: Russian Collectivism and Statism

Also extending the framework from lesson 2, this lesson will present the succession of collectivist forms of government from monarchy, to communism, and finally the post-communist fascism of Vladimir Putin.

Lesson 5: Putin’s Russia – A Predictive Historical Construct

Integrating the history of Russia and the cultures to which its evolution is essentially linked will allow us to explore the full cultural significance of the war in Ukraine and anticipate how it will affect the history of tomorrow.




    Putin’s Russia will run in two parallel live Zoom sessions, Saturdays and Sundays, at 12 pm Central time.

    • Recordings will be available to live participants and to those who have scheduling conflicts or who prefer on-demand lessons.
    • Session 1 will run on five consecutive Saturdays, from April 23 to May 21.

    • Session 2 will run on five consecutive Sundays, from April 24 to May 22.


    Live participation in Putin’s Russia is available for $189, with early registration now available (until March 23 only) for $169.

    Recordings only participation is available for $169, with early registration now available (until March 23 only) for $149.

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN – Please select from:

    Session 1 (Saturdays, 12pm Central)

    Session 2 (Sundays, 12pm Central)

    Recordings Only


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