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The Caucasus And The Territorial Integrity of Russia - The Caucasus is one of the most complicated and sensitive regions in the world: with many different ethnic groups, religious allegiances, and conflicts. It consists of three independent republics: Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia; and Russian parts of Caucasus. Russia became a significant player in Caucasus after it conquered Astrakhan region in 1556. But complete control of Caucasus by Russia was achieved only in the nineteenth century after its conquest of Georgia and Azerbaijan. The Tsarist Russia did not pay much attention to the needs and desires of the people who lived in the region and hoped to Russianize them....   [tags: Russia]
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Russia Q&A - Introduction Russia is a democratic republic with 83 federal units. The country is bordered by 14 countries including Norway, Finland, Estonia, and Poland. It is one of the largest countries in the world with a land area of 17,000,000 squire kilometers and a population of 143 million people. The country is well endowed with natural resources like minerals, forest cover and water resources. Russian mighty and power was acquired during its membership in the Soviet Union were it emerged as a super power....   [tags: Russia] 1606 words
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Doing Business in Russia - Researching and understand the education, values, technology, political, economic environment, and social organization of Russia has better enabled an understanding of the way business is conducted and the overall feel of the country. Russia being previously being under communist rule has made them a more recent addition to the global business market. This makes it both challenging and exciting for other countries to do business with them. In recent times, Russia is one of the fastest growing economies and willing to change ways to better accommodate and keep up with Western societies....   [tags: Russia Culture]
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Crime and Russia Conflicts Analysis - A crisis has initiated between Russia and Ukraine, specifically in Crimea. The core current issue revolves around an illegal referendum, leading to threats of sanctions and citizen outbursts. The Crimean parliament wishes to join Russia and has recently announced that should citizens agree. Crimea will be declared an independent state, after which Crimea will strive to join the Russian Federation (Siddique, Haroon, and Alec Luhn). Many articles are trending with regards to the transpiring events and the involvement of other countries....   [tags: crimean parliament, russia, ukraine ]
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Energy cooperation between India and Russia - INTRODUCTION India’s relationship with the erstwhile Soviet Union and the Russian Federation is founded on trust and mutual interests . India and Russia established a deep-rooted friendship and diplomatic relationship on april 17, 1947, marking the beginning of cooperation and friendship. The civilizational links, spiritual and cultural affinities of both the nations forms the basis of deep understanding between each other and the mutually beneficial relationship ,which has always defined India-Russia cooperation as time-tested and rock solid....   [tags: Foreign Policy Of Russia]
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Russia: Country Study and Important Events - Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Russian Federation has struggled to re-establish itself within the global arena as an economic, political, and social superpower. Despite President Vladimir Putin’s advances in boosting Russia’s economy, military power, and global influence, they still face difficulties in regaining a foothold. Throughout this country study, you will find examples of the current events as well as Russia’s significance to the U.S. and their possible second and third order effects they may have on the future stability and outlook of Russia....   [tags: russia, vladimir putin, russian security] 1447 words
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The Revolution in Russia - The Revolution in Russia In the last years of World War I a Revolution in Russia overthrew the Tsar and eventually led to the establishment of the world's first avowedly Communist state. The Soviet Union that rose out of the ashes of the Russian Empire would play a critical role in the events of the remainder of the century. A useful way of understanding the course of the Russian Revolution in 1917 is to compare it to a wildfire. In this metaphor, the instability of late Imperial Russia and the deep dissatisfaction of large segments of its population provided plentiful fuel for the fire that was sparked by the disastrous course of the First World War....   [tags: Russian Russia History]
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Russia’s Biological and Chemical Power - In the national security and defense, Russia has closed its scientific component because of such a problem, they are directly related with customers such as the Ministry of Defence (and GRU) and the Russian FSB. Currently, it has implemented biomedical programs. It should also be noted that there is always work on a new scientific basis outside the formal plan in fundamental and applied sciences (Davis, 1999). Total world political and military situation in the world dramatically escalates. Russia is no longer able to world leadership in the military sphere....   [tags: Ministry of Defense, national security, Russia]
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Russia - Russia, officially known as the Russian Federation is an Eastern European country that was once under the control of the Soviet communist party in the aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, until its collapse in December 1991 as the nation started transitioning towards democracy. However, the transition from socialist to democratic for Russia proved to be severely fatal as there was direct military involvement along with public widespread protest during the Constitutional Crisis of 1993....   [tags: Russia Essay] 1187 words
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Causes of Dictatorship in Russia - Causes of Dictatorship in Russia Around the 20th century, the end of the First World War cleared the way for the formation of democratic regimes. Why they had not been successful, why the people didn't use the opportunity to establish a democratic political system and why did the dictatorships appear, is still unclear, but it is a very discussible subject. The decisive role in these processes was the human being. It was the object of the cause, but on the other hand he was also the subject - executor of all the problems as well....   [tags: Russian Russia History] 1720 words
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Modern Russia and The Soviet Union: Stalin - Modern Russia and The Soviet Union: Stalin Modern Russia and The Soviet Union: Stalin's character was the main reason for his rise to power Stalin was born as Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili on December 21, 1879 in Gori, Georgia. He grew up in a mountain town of about 5,000 people. He was the third and only surviving child of Vissarion Dzhugashvili and Catherine Geladze. His father used to drink and beat him and his mother; this made Stalin very cold hearted. A friend commented on his behaviour, "Those undeserved and fearful beatings made the boy as hard and heartless as his father"....   [tags: Russian Russia History] 1456 words
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Tzar Nicholas II - Downfall of Russia - Tzar Nicholas II - Downfall of Russia It was Tzar Nicholas 2 political naivete and extreme obstinance that led to the downfall of the Russia Certain aspects of Tsar Nicholas 2's behaviour definitely contributed to bringing about the fall of the Russian Empire, however most of these qualities were not weaknesses in character as such, they were qualities we would associate with poor leadership. When we say 'weakness in character' we mean being easily influenced/controlled by others. Nicholas himself was a firm believer in autocracy; he was virtually unmovable in this belief....   [tags: Russian Russia History] 1098 words
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Kitchen Conversations in Russia - Kitchen Conversations in Russia Russians say, “Russia is a country of kitchen conversations.” From time to time people get together in the kitchen and hold long conversations. Using very ordinary attributes, Russian people created a unique custom that can tell a lot about Russian character, perhaps more than volumes of history books. Over the course of last century, “kitchen conversations” affected Russian society at all levels and became a symbol of freedom from communist thought control and Russian people’s dissatisfaction with the state of affairs in their country....   [tags: Russia Soviet Union Politics Essays] 1147 words
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Women in Post-Revolutionary Russia: The Opportunities and Obstacles - Women in Post-Revolutionary Russia: The Opportunities and Obstacles The last Tsar of Russia abdicated the throne in February of 1917. With the fall of the old regime, many old gender barriers fell, as well. The period after the Bolsheviks rose to power was a time of many changes for all Russians, but none were more affected than the women of the time. Lenin, the leader of the Bolshevik party (later called the Communists) was greatly disturbed by the domestic enslavement of Soviet women, and almost immediately granted political equality for females throughout the nation....   [tags: Russian Russia History] 1265 words
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Napoleon Bonaparte’s Invasion of Russia - Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion of Russia was a major factor in his downfall. In 1812, Napoleon, whose alliance with Alexander I had disintegrated, launched an invasion into Russia that ended in a disastrous retreat from Moscow. Thereafter, all of Europe, including his own allies, Austria and Prussia, united against him. Although he continued to fight, the odds he faced were impossible. In April 1814, Napoleon’s own marshals refused to continue the struggle and stepped down from their positions....   [tags: European History Russia Napoleon in Moscow]
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The Fall of Russia - After the collapse of the Soviet Union there were many different problems facing the new Russian government. Through the use of reforms many of these issues were cured but not overnight. Boris Yeltsin and his Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar implemented several policies while the economy was not moving well. Then Vladimir Putin would carry on reforms while making new ones or changing existing policies. How would these amendments affect the economy after the collapse of the Communist regime. In 1992, Yeltsin launched an economic reform program developed by Acting Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar....   [tags: Russian History ]
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The Story of Peter the Great of Russia - Peter the Great of Russia, had great influence on his country where the term “Westernization” is concerned. In this context, Westernization means to be on par, or at least able to compete or hold one’s own, with the West, namely Europe. Although, much of the foundation of his reforms were laid before he took the throne, Peter changed the infrastructure of Russian society, improved the army, and started a thorough process of Westernization, not the least of which concerned the style of dress he expected....   [tags: russian culture,westernization,russian society]
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Militirization and Modernization in Petrine Russia - Militarization and Modernization in Petrine Russia In the eighteenth century, the political, economic, and socio-cultural fabric of Russian life underwent important changes. Generally speaking, these changes were indicative of a transition from an isolated position of Muscovite Russia still ingrained with a mentality characteristic of the Middle Ages to a new consciousness of modernization and increased westernization. This major shift in Russian history was the product of broad, deliberate reform, accredited to the reign of Peter the Great (1694-1725), which ushered in European art, literature, philosophy, and ideas of political organization and administration....   [tags: Russian History] 1413 words
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Freedom of Religion or Belief in Russia - This paper will present freedom of religion or belief in the Russian federation context. It will focus on how religion is practiced in Russia, the relationship between people with different religious practices, tensions cause by differences in religion, and government interventions towards religion and belief. The Russian Federation like any other state constructed laws that regulate freedom of religion and belief. Different state construct different law based on; customary law, statutes, court presidents, administrative regulations and many more, while Russia chose the constitution....   [tags: Russian federation context, religion]
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Traditions and Cultures of Russia - Traditions and Cultures of Russia: Contrasting American and Traditions Cultures and Russia’s exciting traditions and cultures is dated back from ages. Russia has been known for its rick culture as well as its extra ordinary traditions, such as the arts, music, philosophy, dance, architect, exotic paintings. The paintings also contain billions of colors along with several other cultural heritages. Hospitality, family such as men, women and children can all give in sight on how Russian culture and traditions are played out from day to day....   [tags: culture, russian traditions ]
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Industrialization Expansion in Russia and Japan - Much of Western Europe quickly industrialized after Great Britain. If they did not, they were immediately outclassed by the British in trade and military strength. Industrialization made good use of the natural resources in a state. Some nations industrialized a while after Great Britain and were falling behind. Two of these states were Russia and Japan. These countries experienced change in governments, economic power, and social structure as a result of industrialization. Yet, these states went through their industrializations in very different ways than each other....   [tags: industrialism,russian feudalism,alexander II]
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Unjustifiable Means of Modernizing Russia - Unjustifiable Means of Modernizing Russia Joseph Stalin was a dictator who single handedly revamped Russia, turning it from a backward country to a superpower at the cost of millions of lives. While his collectivization policy and Five-Year Plan and were effective in increasing the productivity and political power of Soviet Russia, less draconian, less Machiavellian, measures could have been implemented to ensure a similar, if not identical economical result. Stalin viewed the kulaks as an obstacle, an unnecessary, even detrimental, class, toward modernization....   [tags: Russian History, Joseph Stalin] 743 words
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Gender Equality In Russia - Since the beginning of the Soviet Union period, equality between men and women in the country has not yet been granted. One of the central points of the Bolshevik revolution and the Soviet Constitution gave women guaranteed equal rights, thought Russian government still has not kept up with its promises to women along with many other issues. Male citizens in Russia still have the majority of the rights in the country. Failure to resolve this matter, the Russian government has drafted laws that prohibit gender discrimination in the Russia workforce, which never were passed....   [tags: Russian History] 1186 words
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Russia and Japan War - ... Father Gapon proclaimed that “There is no Tsar” in his sedition. This massacre had its consequences. In February, a bomb killed Grand Duke Sergei Aleksandrovich, Nicholas’s uncle, when he was going to the Kremlin palace in Moscow. He was the governor general of the Russian city. He had established a reputation especially for inability and brutality. His wife, Grand Duchess Elizabeta Feodorovna, was left unharmed, as she did not travel with him on the carriage. On March 13 the Russian army lost another important battle against the Japanese at Mukden in southern Manchuria....   [tags: Russian History, World History, Japanese]
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Russia with the G8 - ... In 2009, Obama launched a series of nuclear weapons, but Japan announced that the nuclear weapons would turn over to the U.S. more than 700 pounds of weapons.” Russia, as the second largest country that maintains a huge amount of nuclear weapons, the possibility of the attack is very high. Thus, for those leaders to solve this tension between Russia and Ukraine is complicated. The Europe Union and presidents should set up more sanctions to stop Putin’s invasion in Ukraine. At the Hague declaration, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission came togethe...   [tags: most industrialized nations in the world]
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Soviet Russia - The Cold War was a period of political tension, which lasted over for forty years. It began in 1947, and ended in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Its origins come from political tension after World War 2. The two main contenders were the USSR and the United States of America, and both powers are to blame for the conflict, how long it lasted and for the events within and afterwards. The Cold War, along with attitudes and doctrines formed within it, continues to shape the world, years after its end....   [tags: Russian History ]
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The Nation of Russia - Russia’s social society as a whole is very different from that of other countries that surround it. Russia is physically the largest country in the world, and because the people are so widespread the social norms vary from place to place. Also, there are social characteristics that are evident in the cities that are drastically different than those seen in the small villages scattered throughout much of Russia’s rural countryside. The family structure and women’s roles are different in the urban areas than they are in the rural areas....   [tags: Countries of The World] 1633 words
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The Fall of Russia - Reforms and ethnic problems helped the Soviet Union collapse in 1991. What was the next move to help Russia be a major power in the world. Boris Yeltsin would lead Russia through most of the decade promoting something known as democracy and better living conditions than the Soviet Union. There would be some failures along with success however once Yeltsin was too old for the job he would find a successor. Hence, Yeltsin would pass the presidency on to Putin and the promotion of democracy would be severely limited by a authoritarian leader wanting more power....   [tags: Political Science]
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Russia's Land Grab - ... We can ensure a future that is worth living. Russia can't ensure any of that." . Jan Techau, director of the European centre of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, wonders whether the West has "the farsightedness and the willingness to invest so heavily" in a credible effort to develop the region. "For that you need determination over a very long period of time." this strategy may eventually pull Ukraine into the Western orbit. It may do the same for other states vulnerable to Russian expansionism, such as Moldova and Georgia....   [tags: crimea, pro-russian movement] 1824 words
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How Russia's Annexation Of Crimea Happened - It surfaced into the spotlight within a matter of days, after the Ukraine crisis that seemed to go on forever with the death toll’s increase and the continuing crimes against humanity; it happened. Russia made the move for Crimea, arguably one of many more to come, which will ultimately reinstate its place as an international superpower and a force to be reckoned with. To understand the events that led to this geopolitical decisions it is important to look into the history of the peninsula and later look at the repercussions it holds for the future....   [tags: ukraine, crimea, russian territory]
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Travel and Tourism in Stalin’s Russia - The nature of travel and tourism in Stalin’s Russia presents modern historians with a unique and utterly ambiguous concept. Travel and tourism under the Soviet emerged as a strictly regimented pursuit, which in line with the rest of Stalin’s Russia, came under heavy scrutiny and strict control, though it was strongly encouraged from the 1920s onwards and became officially regarded as a type of sport in 1949. The seemingly simple practices of leisure and travel under the Stalinist model presents readers with a paradox; as a system based on the labor theory of value, the USSR emphasized production as the foundation of wealth, personal worth, and the path to a society of abundance for all....   [tags: Russian Studies]
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The Rise and Fall of Russia's "Mad Monk" - Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was a man surrounded by many controversies. From his humble beginning to his untimely and well-analyzed murder, he was considered poisonous and beneficial, revered and insane. Being a simple peasant, Rasputin’s influence over the Romanovs and their associating political figures was astounding to many people, but few would disagree with the fact that he was one of the major causes of the Russian Revolution, and the grisly end of the Romanov line. The beginning of Grigori Rasputin’s long and eventful life was anything but fabulous....   [tags: Russian History]
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Vladimir Christianizes Russia, by Serge Zenkovsky - The adoption of Eastern Orthodoxy by the Slavs marked a new era for the culture of Russia. In the Primary Chronicle we come across many tales that illustrate the transformation from staunch paganism to strict Orthodox Christianity that was adopted by the state. The tale “Vladimir Christianizes Russia” is one such story that glorifies Vladimir’s great triumph in choosing Eastern Orthodoxy and delivering the Slavs to salvation. Through justifying the adoption of Christianity, emphasizing the importance of aestheticism in ceremony, and illustrating the overwhelming Slavic transition from paganism to Christianity we are able to glean the importance of Vladimir’s success in tran...   [tags: russian culture, orthodoxy]
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Taruskin’s Defining Russia Musically - “The secular fine art of music came late to Russia. To all intents and purposes, its history there begins in 1735.” This is basically the first sentence in Taruskin’s book Defining Russia Musically, and leaves it to the reader the reminiscence of the late establishment of what is known as Russia, historically and culturally. Only in 18th century it was proclaimed as an Empire under Peter the Great, and he was the one to impose the Western customs to the Russians (literally speaking, even went as far as banning men to wear beards,and killing his own son for resisting the reforms)....   [tags: Russian music history]
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Communism in Russia - ... The job that the communist party wanted to do was to disengage themselves from alien elements, to separate the sheep from the goats, and to organize groups of highly trained revolutionaries in many different localities who would be willing to lead others into battle at any required time. Lenin was one of the first and most well known communist leaders in Russia. Lenin’s idea was to establish a political newspaper which was all Russian. Through this political newspaper he hoped to strengthen his party, and to weld them into an all-Russian militant party who had sharply-defined limits....   [tags: Bolshevism, history]
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History of Russia - 1991 was a hectic year in Russia. With the collapse of the Soviet Union and resignation of Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, there was a large vacuum for power. Yeltsin, acting as de facto leader of Russia, called for a presidential election. Despite lacking the support of Mikhail Gorbachev and most of Parliament, he had high ambitions—he wanted to be Russia’s first popular elected president. [Treisman 02/24/14] The 1991 election was Russia’s first real presidential election, with no shortage of individuals hoping to seize power....   [tags: Collapse of Soviet Union, Communism, History ]
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Russia and Oceania - Oceania, also known as the Pacific Islands is home of many native Islanders. Citizens of Oceania have a wide range of indigenous and distinctive cultures. Most of the cultures consist of Folk Culture and Local Culture. Through their unique customs, the Oceania citizens are never victims of assimilation. With only 14 countries, 28 languages and, a population of fewer than 6.5 million people, Oceania is meager in size, but immense as a civilization. There are a number of religions in Oceania such as Christianity, Animism, Hinduism, Bahá'í Faith, Sikhism, Jainism, and Islam....   [tags: culture, religion, economy, government]
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Russia: A study in redefining polity since 1905 - As Russia entered the year of 1905, with Nicholas II still in power, a revolution erupted. The Revolution of 1905 was ignited by acts of repressive government violence that had occurred in response to the insurgency experienced during the Russo-Japanese war. Russia was overrun with fighting, which resulted in a ‘shut down’ of the Russian empire. The Revolution of 1905 brought the Russia empire into a period of pseudo constitutional monarchy, as seen with the issuance of the October Manifesto. The October Manifesto was seen as a forced document in order to provide some peace in the face of calamity....   [tags: Russian History, Russian Politics]
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The Conflict Between Russia and the West - The environment of international business is getting more complicated because of ever-increasing government interventions and politico-economic conflicts among nations. In “Russia demands $3.8bn security deposit from Visa and MasterCard”, an article published on the Guardian, the escalating standoff between Russia and the West over Ukraine almost halted the business operations of two international credit card companies in Russia. Lately, the Russian government imposed unprecedented requirements on them in retaliation for U.S....   [tags: International Business, Multinational Companies] 526 words
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The Conflict Between the Ukraine and Russia - Introduction: The conflict between the Ukraine and Russia is the Ukraine's most long-standing and deadly crisis; since its post-Soviet independence began as a protest against the government dropping plans to forge closer trade ties with the European Union. The conflict between Russia and the Ukraine stems from more than twenty years of weak governance, the government’s inability to promote a coherent executive branch policy, an economy dominated by oligarchs and rife with corruption, heavy reliance on Russia, and distinct differences between Ukraine's population from both Eastern and Western regions in terms of linguistics, religion and ethnicity (Lucas 2009)....   [tags: globalization, social media, international law]
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General and Political History of Russia - 1. Introduction This assignment aims to establish the foundation for the understanding of how history has played a role in defining and redefining the Russian society. By looking at the general history and the political systems of the past, this assignment will highlight events that influenced the emergence of these systems and the current government systems instated. This assignment will examine the way in which the Russian government operates and will therefore highlight the political ideologies of the country in order to provide a basis for educated recommendations to be formulated....   [tags: cold war, communism, political ideologies] 1765 words
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The Battle for Human Rights in Russia - Human and civil rights in Russia is an ongoing battle on many fronts. The most recent Presidential election was just about as close to a joke as an election could get. Russia has a pretty specific constitution, but it isn’t really being enforced and citizens are being denied their rights. Activists trying to exercise their constitutional rights are beaten and not given the opportunity to fight back against wrongdoings of law enforcement. In light of the upcoming Winter Olympics being held in Russia in 2014, the government found another excuse to take away and violate citizens rights....   [tags: Theory, Application]
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Missions on the Move, Venture in Russia - Missions’ on the Move is an assisted living organization that provides services for persons with various needs. Missions’ on the Move has been in existence since 2005. Our mission and purpose has stayed the same; “Providing a premier service to special people”. We presently operate 30 assisted living homes over 30 states in the United States of America. Our services are unique in the way we cater to and care for a complexity of people with special or various needs. We presently service several populations: Mental Health consisting of serving people with Mental Illness, dual diagnoses and substance abuse....   [tags: Business Plan]
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Russia and the Underlying Causes of Homophobia - ... After the glasnost, Yeltsin under pressure from the Council of Europe, legalized homosexuality in 1993. But under Putin, homosexuals have been under fire due to a series of anti-gay propaganda laws and an increasingly homophobic Russia society. This is due to the increase of influence of the Russian Orthodox Church, the effect the media has on the populace as controlled by the hegemony, and the use of homosexuality as a scapegoat of Russia’s problems. Although the use of religion as a weapon against LGBTQ people is not uncommon, it is one of the primary reasons for the current hostile attitudes towards homosexuals....   [tags: religion, intolerance, homosexual] 583 words
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Russia's Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette Analysis - Russia is notoriously known for their very stern and powerful behavior. Russians behave in a manor complete opposite of easterners for example. Russians rely on a very firm, almost bone crushing of a handshake while maintaining direct eye contact at all times. This customary type of handshake can almost make or break the trust between a Russian and a new found expatriate. The only difference with this handshake is when done so with women, the handshake is then less firm due to the different type of masculinity in women....   [tags: russians, russian culture, business meetings]
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The Transformation of Russia's Government - Transformation is one of the things that makes Russia incredibly diverse and interesting. Russia is known for beautiful architecture, strong military background, multiple changes of government and many other things. China, Finland, North Korea and Mongolia are some of the fourteen countries that border Russia. Russia is the largest country in the world and the United States of America would have to almost double in size in order to match Russia. Russia covers an area of 17,075,200 square kilometers, 79,400 square kilometers of the overall area is water....   [tags: Geography Essays] 1462 words
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France and Russia: Poverty and Revolution - ... The Agricultural Revolution was, The period in Europe from the mid-seventeenth through the mid- nineteenth centuries during which great agricultural progress was made and the fallow, or idling of a field to replenish nutrients, was gradually eliminated. Because crops exhaust the soil… the new crops were important of riving crops. The Agricultural Revolution was a key component in the lives of working peasants because it was able to give more jobs to peasants. William, because he was not making enough as a ship worker, would have also gotten a job working in the fields....   [tags: Poverty, Europe]
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Human Trafficking and Prostitution in Russia - Human Traficking In Russia: Prostitution human trafficking in Russia.-prostitution. Russia is considered the largest country in the whole world. It is massively known for the origin and final destination of trafficked men, women, and children who are forced to labour. Human trafficking is one of the major problems that is facing Russia. Trafficking is carried out mainly for the purpose of exploitation, which includes prostitution, forced labour, slavery, removal of organs and many others (human trafficking in and out of Russia)....   [tags: unemployed women, inefficient legal system]
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The International Market of Russia - ... However, even though Russia has a rapidly growing economy, Russia is currently experiencing decreasing Green Index Scores. Seventh Generation is a strong brand that has a powerful focus, and it could start a positive environmental revolution in Russia as the country gets more developed. Russians are brand oriented, and the Russian consumers purchase products with Brands in mind at the beginning. Additionally, this country has a high power distance score, a very low individualism score, and an increasing power distance score....   [tags: culture, economy, communication, politics] 579 words
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National Innovation System in Russia - National Innovation System of Russia The idea of National Innovation System acts as a key role in all definition of innovation system. The investigation will show the key elements of NIS, how the Government, Universities and Commercial putting efforts to work together on the development of the Nation. The NIS body looks in the funding and modification of new science and technology, which can be in terms of technical, legal, social, commercial. The following report will analyse the Russian NIS development vision, mainly looking in the area of concern like, implementing innovative policy in Russia, emphasis on assisting and encouraging the activities that are related in the various innovatio...   [tags: business, environment, factors, investors] 2221 words
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A Brief History of Russia - ... President Vladimir Putin even stepped in and put in his two cents by saying that gays had nothing to fear in Russia as long as they leave the children alone. In all honesty, a gay being around children isn’t going to affect how they’ll be sexually. As time went on, the effects of the anti-gay laws, were making life harder. These laws even started to merge into another country. Earlier this year, the Ukraine went under fire not only for the issues in Crimea but also, with their anti-gay laws....   [tags: soviet union, totalitarian country] 934 words
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