Culture and Civilization Matters

June 24, 2010


Filed under: Term 5 St. Petersburg — Tags: , — wadatripp @ 4:36 am

Congratulations on completing Term 4 and welcome to Term 5!

It is difficult to believe that – with this residency in Russia – we are rounding the final corner of the CCMBA program before we convene in Durham for the final residency.

Our global circumnavition takes us next to St. Petersburg, arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world, created by Peter the Great and capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years.

This brief video should whet our appetite for the experience we are about to embark upon next month. Russia’s vastness is almost unimaginable. It is by far the largest country in the world, covering more than ninth of the Earth’s land area and 9 time zones.

As was the case in London, Dubai, Delhi, and Shanghai we have developed this set of blog pages with rich-media content that we believe you will find relevant to the topics we will be discussing during our time in St. Petersburg.

Here is the outline:

  • Preparing for Russia: Some Facts and Figures. Click HERE to view.
  • Background on Russia: A Brief Overview of a Long History. Click HERE to view.
  • Exploring Russia’s Transitions and Tensions. Click HERE to view
  • Societal Tension: From Soviet Serfdom and Control to Personal Freedom. Click HERE to view.
  • Political Tension: From Totalitarian Regime to Autocratic Rule. Click HERE to view.
  • Economic Tension: From Command Economy to Capitalist Economy. Click HERE to view.
  • Russia’s Relational Model and Cultural Dimensions: Please take the Polls! Click HERE to view.

We encourage you to review the contents of this blog and to post any comments, questions, or issues that come to mind as a result of having done so. Also, if you have good resources to add to the discussion, please be sure to include them in the Comment Section.

It is our sincere hope that we begin a robust virtual dialogue via this blog that we can synthesize during our time together at the residency.

See you in St. Petersburg!

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