Canadian Slavonic Papers. Book review.
This book is in Bloomsbury Academic’s History of Modern Russia series. Wayne Dowler provides in a single, short volume an excellent, readable account of the system of education in modern Russia. This is difficult to do, considering the vicissitudes of the country’s modern history. It is timely as Russia enters of its own accord into another period of stress and fracture with its full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022. A professor of history at the University of Toronto, Wayne Dowler is well placed to attempt such a task, with Classrooms of Empire: The Politics of Schooling Russia’s Eastern Nationalities, 1867–1917 (2000), among his publications.