Advanced Russian Through History is a Russian reader for intermediate and advanced students of Russian and heritage learners of Russian. The book consists of 36 chapters focusing on the history of Russia, from Kievan Rus' to the post-Soviet era. Each chapter features a written text, a brief lecture on the accompanying CD-ROM, and web-based learning tasks designed to promote students' abilities to understand and produce argument in the style of scholarly discourse, both in speech and in writing.
Benjamin Rifkin is professor of Russian and dean of humanities and social sciences at The College of New Jersey. Olga Kagan is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Director of the UCLA Center for World Languages as well as the National Heritage Language Resource Center at the University of California at Los Angeles. Anna Alsufieva (formerly Yatsenko) is Assistant Professor of Russian at Portland State University.