Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Monday, April 22, 2013

Quick quiz

Dr. Nick Hayes, professor of history who holds the university chair in critical thinking at Saint John's University in Collegeville, MN, while writing about Chechnya in MinnPost today said that "Grozny is the Potemkin village of Putin’s Russia…"

Do your students know what he was saying about Grozny?

Do your students know why the Potemkin Village meme keeps showing up in discussions of Russian politics?

Could your students use that phrase when answering a free response question on the exam next month?

Grozny, Chechnya

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