A continuation of SLA404H1. Survey of Russian culture from 1917 to the present. Topics may vary by year. Includes material on literature, music, art, architecture, dance, film, history and politics. Taught in Russian, all readings in Russian. The course fosters advanced language skills of conversational fluency, listening comprehension, writing and composition, expanded vocabulary, recognition of stylistic registers, and advanced syntax. Students will read literary and non-literary texts and watch contemporary films and television programs.