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Russia Then and Now
In this course, we’ll give you a traveller’s view of the changes to the former Soviet Union through a series of personal observations, and anecdotes. It will encompass two different trips to Russia over 30 years apart to notice the changes in the country. The first trip took place in 1983, the second in 2019. The first was in the last years of the Soviet era, while the second was well into the era of social reform known as Social Democracy. While not an historical look, the course will rely on some pertinent historical information, while documenting the impressions and observations of author, and former broadcaster, Herb Colling. He has some interesting insights into the changes in Soviet cities and culture that may whet your appetite for travel to foreign lands. It’s a chance to travel virtually at a time when travel has been virtually eliminated. Class Size: Max. 50

Instructor: Herb Colling
BIO NOTE: Herb has written numerous books on local history. He has written magazine and newspaper articles and was a broadcaster with the CBC before his retirement in 2009. He continues to be a frequent and valued presenter for ElderCollege on a variety of topics.

Course Info
Course Name Russia Then and Now
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  • Herb Colling

Class Location
Name of LocationONLINE Zoom Course
AddressA Zoom Meeting Link will be emailed to you the day before the course starts, ,

Date Start Time End Time
2021-03-26 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

This course is full. Please call (519) 253-3000 x4944 to be waitlisted.