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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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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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Doing Business in Russia - ... People are expected to attend school and be productive members of society. This information is a good basis for understanding where Russia stands on education. It is an obvious are that they focus on, and are consistently trying to improve. Religion According to a Russian country profile report published in 2013 the religious makeup of the country is 15-20% Russian Orthodox, 10-15% Muslim, 2% other. Religion is an important key that will effect how business is conducted due to different religious holidays and practices....   [tags: Russia Culture]
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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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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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Russia - 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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Russia - The change witnessed in modern day society can be traced back to the period of the 18th and 19th centuries. It is in this period that Western Europe achieved rapid economic growth and development. This was through the Agrarian and Industrial revolutions that swept across Europe, mostly Western Europe, causing in its wake rapid development and changing gender roles and lifestyles in general (Collins, 2006). It is also in Western Europe that events such as the French revolution brought about massive changes in society, completely altering the lifestyles of its citizens....   [tags: European Politics, Bilateral Relations] 1602 words
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Russia - Russia, an Eastern European country held under Soviet control in the aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. However, Soviet control would later on collapse in December 1991, as the nation started transitioning towards democracy. Although Russia would transition from socialist to democratic, it was actually a time of political instability with direct military involvement and public widespread protest. A time in which, President Boris Yeltsin (executive) was in a heated confrontation with the Russian Parliament (legislature formerly formed by the Congress of People’s Deputies and the Supreme Soviet) towards legitimate government authority between executive-legislative relations through amending the provisions of the Constitution....   [tags: History, Politics, Boris Yeltsin] 2581 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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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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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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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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Russia - When examining the progress of a nation, it is vital to also see what the national psyche behind it was. In Russia the driving motivation was not always consistent. “ ... [They] still had difficulty in formulating and sustaining any permanent concept of the 'state' and its interests independent of the family possessions and connections of the ruling dynasty.”(Hosking 190) As with many countries of that time, the rulers were not held accountable, and often overlooked long-term strategic goals in favor of short-term gains....   [tags: essays research papers] 562 words
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Russia - RUSSIA(RUH-shuh) Russia’s official name is Russian Federation and it’s capital is Moscow with a population of 8.3 million. It was declared an independent country in August 24 of the year 1991. Russia’s population is 143,782, 338 (July 2004 est.) It’s size is 6.5 million sq. mi. or 17 million sq. Km. Russians practice th following religions: Russian Orthodox, Islamic, Jewish, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist and other. Their mane language is Russian. LOCATION Russia is in Eurasia and it is neighbor of 13 countries: Finland, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazaksta, China, Mongolia, South Korea and Lithuania....   [tags: essays research papers] 341 words
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Russia - Comparative Politics Gerard Chretien RUSSIA: POLITICAL STRUCTURE: Summary: Why the democratic structure in Russia is proving to be unsuccessful. INTRODUCTION: The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, disintegrating into thirteen different states. Ever since the political structure of Russia has been viable and lacks stability. Many reasons can be cited for this instability out of which the bearish economy and a shaky democratic system are the main causes. ANALYSIS: The reforms taken after Russia’s disintegration have yet to be proved fruitful....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Russia - As I picked up Vodka, Tears, and Lenin’s Angel, by Jennifer Gould, I thought that I was about to read a novel that would be boring with nothing but facts and statistics. As I began to read it, the novel became much more interesting. Jennifer Gould, a journalist, decided to go to Russia. She was there to research Russia and its culture. I would have never believed some of the situations and conversations she had with so many people. The topics that made me change my mind about Russia in general were the Internat, the cars and drivers, the homeless, and sexpionage....   [tags: essays research papers] 1227 words
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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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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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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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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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Traditions and cultures of russia - ... It is always expected to bring something other than you and family and an appetite. It would be a good idea to consider treasure for all ages; cookies, juice and alcohol. Otherwise this is considered rude once again, just like the south. Along with visiting, Russian despise the thought of an out of town guest staying in a hotel or motel in the place of their home, there being the local Russians. Supposedly the Russians take pleasure of having company. They feel entitled to their guest for the entire stay....   [tags: culture, russian traditions ]
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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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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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England and Russia - ... The Foreign policies exercised by Ivan IV were unsuccessful; he aimed to gain control of the Baltic region for Russia traders. So he tried invading these areas by launching the 25-year Livonian War which caused Russia huge money. The Seventeenth century was an era of Military revolution for Europeans; new tactics were adopted to organize troops, advance weapons were developed, and talented military leaders were born. This era gave birth to military geniuses, Maurice of Nassau, who succeeded against the Spanish using flexibility and mobility, Gustavus Adolphus, a remarkable General at the battlefront who introduced to the Swedish, and to the world a military enrollment program, Conscription, which enable him to have citizens serve willingly....   [tags: Economy, Social Changes] 1121 words
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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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Vladimir Christianizes Russia, by Serge Zenkovsky - ... Later, we see Vladimir suffering from an eye disease that blinds him. Whether or not Vladimir’s ailment was a direct result of his broken promise to God is up to interpretation. Nonetheless, we come upon Vladimir’s promised healing should he be baptized: “If this proves true, then of a surety is the God of Christians Great,” and gave order that he should be baptized. The Bishop of Kherson, together with the princess’ priests, after announcing the tidings, baptized Vladimir, and as the bishop laid his hand upon him, he straight away received his sight....   [tags: russian culture, orthodoxy]
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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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Taruskin’s Defining Russia Musically - ... The first, simple and diatonically harmonised, is emblematic of Russia. The second – ornate, chromatically harmonised, and scored for english horn – portrays the East. Taruskin in his book suggests even further that Prince Igor opera also by Borodin should be considered in the same manner: ”Thus Prince Igor….. precisely by virtue of its aggressive nationalism, finally made overt the pervasive subtext to nineteenth-century Russian essay in orientalism: the racially justified endorsement of Russia’s militaristic expansion to the east....   [tags: Russian music history]
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Russia's Economic Transition - Russia' Economic Transition In August of 1991, the collapse of the communist system in the USSR and it's neighboring republics occurred. Out of the smoke emerged fifteen new republics and a union known as the Commonwealth of Independent States. These new regimes faced formidable obstacles. The collapse brought massive inflation which in turn forced the economy into a spiraling decline and a state of almost worthless value. Many people were quick to point the finger at their communist past, and even more eager to lay blame....   [tags: Russian History Historical Communism Essays]
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Geography Of Russia - Russia is a huge landmass and covers a vast amount of the earth’s surface area. Being so large, Russia contains a huge variety of different geographical features. There are several mountains, rivers, bodies of water, climate zones, and population centers in Russia. Most of the development in Russia is located in its core area, east of the Ural Mountains. There are several countries around Russia that used to be parts of a larger union called The Union of Soviet Socialists Republics, however, in 1991, the USSR broke apart into several other independent states....   [tags: essays research papers] 714 words
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RUSSIA CULTURE - Russian Culture Russia culture is very different from any other culture that I have ever read about. This is a country that is dominated by males. Males actually run the county of Russia. The men are so dominated that every Russian women dream is to be married and have a family with these men. Russia is known for its poor society. In the book Sakharov he mentions how he moved from one place to another. He first was in Moscow’s larger apartments with his family. In this apartment there were six families....   [tags: essays research papers] 839 words
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About Russia - About Russia Russia was the largest Republic in the former USSR. But now it has become an independent State. It is situated in the Eastern part of Europe and in the Northern part of Asia. [IMAGE] The country is washed by 12 seas and three oceans: the Pacific, the Arctic and the Atlantic oceans. The seas are: the White Sea, the Barents Sea, the Okhotsk Sea, the Black Sea, the Baltic Sea and others. The climate in Russia varies from arctic in the north to continental in the central part of the country and subtropical in the South....   [tags: Papers] 1682 words
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The Internet in Russia - The Internet in Russia Russia has always been a country full of contradictions, as it was said once in a movie: “They weep when getting married, and sing going off to war.” Large cities, such as Moscow and St. Petersburg, are showing off the latest models of executive cars (always full option) and open up new boutiques of top couturiers almost daily. Nevertheless as soon as one gets outside the urban area, running water is considered a luxury. Technology as a whole was never Russia’s strongest asset....   [tags: Papers] 2177 words
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Russia In Revolution - Russia In Revolution Russia experienced three revolutions in the 1900's. The first in 1905, the second in March 1917 then in November 1917. The events of these revolutions saw five characteristics of modern revolution emerge. Ideology, leadership, organization, foreign influence and violence and terror were all present to a strong extent in the revolutions of 1905, and an even stronger extent in the November revolution of 1917....   [tags: Papers] 886 words
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Business In Russia - There are more and more foreign businesses investing in Russia every day. The amount of disposable income has increased for residents of the major metropolitan areas of Moscow and St Petersburg. Retail and leisure companies from Europe and the US are looking to enter or expand and there's a good deal of interest from the money men of the Middle East and Asia. The fast-growing food and wine market demonstrates the extent of Russia’s economic boom. More opportunities are available every day in Russia for other countries to invest in....   [tags: International Business] 1990 words
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Mbo In Russia - Introduction «The emphasis (of MBO) is on trying to predict and influence the future rather than on responding and reacting by the seat of the pants. It is also a ‘results-oriented’ philosophy of management, one of which emphasizes accomplishments and results. The focus is generally on change and on improving both individual and organizational effectiveness.» A successful implementation of MBO in any country requires a narrow examination of such elements as customs and traditions of that country, which give support to the application of MBO....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Origins of Russia - The Origins of Russia The country of Russia: enormous, expansive, wide-open. The words that describe this Euro-Asian country can be attributed to its origins from its Slavic inhabitants and the takeover by the Varangians. Kievan Russia, as it was called, started its own civilization in the year 862. The problem with the origin of the Russian State is that it is exceedingly complex and many theories are based on circumstantial evidence. A good example of this is the early history of the plains above the Black Sea....   [tags: Papers] 1162 words
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Economy Of Russia - The phase in the business cycle that Russia is in is Prosperity. Prosperity is the high point of the business cycle. The Gross Domestic Product is 796 billion dollars. Russia is partners with Germany in exporting and importing. The number of imports is 33 billion and the number of exports are 66 billion. The National Budget is 56.6 billion dollars. They have 1 radio per 2.9 people. They also have 1 Telephone per 5.9 people. Russia’s education is free and compulsory through ages 7 to 17....   [tags: essays research papers] 477 words
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Tsarism in Russia - Tsarism in Russia Although the 1905 Revolution did not bring Tsarism to its demise, it had important consequences on Tsarism. It illuminates the problems of Russian society and exposed the government's weaknesses. Nevertheless, the Tsar managed to suppress his opponents and appeased the masses, saving his regimes from collapse. However, this security was only temporarily as the root of Russia's problems were not solved and WWI in 1914 was the last straw for the decaying regime....   [tags: Papers] 1049 words
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Industrializing Russia - Industrializing Russia When Stalin came into power there were a lot of people that did not have jobs and something had to be done about the level of unemployment. Also, Russia was behind most of the other countries in Europe in technology and industry. Russia was a country that was behind the times and needed to be brought up to speed. In order for the five-year plan to be successful, Stalin needed to modernise the USSR's agriculture. This was vital beacuse the population of the industrail centres was growing rapidly and yet as early as 1928 the country was already 2 million tons short of the grain it needed to feed its workers....   [tags: Papers] 683 words
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DMCA and Russia - DMCA and Russia Background Information Traditionally, book authors have had the Copyright Law to protect their creations. That changed, however, since their books have become available in electronic format. In short, the creations had been turned into information – one that can effortlessly be copied and distributed thanks to invent of computers, Internet, and (lately), cheap data storage devices. Adobe Corporation’s eBook was meant to fix that problem for the copyright owners, while letting the readers keep their rights to their copy of the book....   [tags: Copyright Laws Sharing Essays]
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Privatization In Russia - For some, the privatization of Russian industry has been one of the great success stories of Russia’s painful economic transition: quick, firm and radical action was taken to shift the great bulk of Russian industry out of state hands, thereby laying the basis for a radical restructuring of enterprises and improvements in their performance. Others see privatization as a best a failure, at worst a catastrophe. Not surprisingly those opposed to the market and economic reform as a whole share this view....   [tags: essays research papers] 2252 words
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Privatization in Russia - Privatization in Russia As a result of privatization in Russia, tens of thousands of state-owned enterprises - from small retail shops to major industrial enterprises - have been transformed into privately owned companies. Millions of Russian citizens became owners. The privatization is guided by the special government program which operates on different administrative levels: federal, regional and municipal. The authorities on any given level are authorized to privatize only those assets transferred to their ownership....   [tags: essays papers] 554 words
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Russia in the 1930s - Russia in the 1930s By 1928, Stalin had ousted Trotsky and the rest of the Left opposition. In four years, Stalin had single handedly taken major steps away from Lenin’s collective leadership and free inter party debate and replaced them with his autocratic dictatorship. Stalin began to secure predominant power over the communist party and the state by destroying passive opposition from the peasantry and former Lenin supporters. He won growing support from the working class who were impressed with the initial five-year plan....   [tags: Papers] 1648 words
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Russia in 1920 - Russia in 1920 Stalin's rise to power was a combination of his ability to manipulate situations and the failure of others to prevent him from taking power, especially Leon Trotsky. Trotsky did not take advantage of several opportunities which would have helped him to crush Stalin politically. When he failed to take advantage of these opportunities, Stalin maneuvered himself into a stronger position within the party by allying with Zinoviev and Kamenev. He manipulated them into crushing Trotsky, thus eliminating the strongest opponent in his path to power....   [tags: Papers] 1218 words
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Russia's Peace Policy - E.E.C. wrote a letter to the editor of The New York Times in 1899 to discuss their negative opinions concerning the peace conference that Russia wished to set up between itself, England, and the United States. They described how even though Russia’s tsar might be sincere about wanting to hold this international meeting, he also has a hidden agenda on his mind that he will not come right out and talk about. The author thinks that Russia is being very deceitful, so other countries should pay close attention and be weary of falling into their trap....   [tags: International Government ]
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Analysis of Russia Federation - ANALYSIS OF RUSSIA FEDERATION Russia is a developing democracy government that uses hard and soft powers to navigate the tradition of the ever evolving landscape of a new democracy. According to Kegley and Blanton, soft power is defined as the “ability to exercise international influence that is increased when a country’s values and conduct are respected throughout the world”. Also define hard power as the ability to exercise “international influence by means of a country’s military capabilities”....   [tags: International Government ]
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Russia's Fight for Identity - In 1829, Petr Chaadeav began to write his Philosophical letters. He initiated Russia’s search for national identity. He was a major figure in the development of Russian intellectual history. The impact of the letter shook and changed the thinking of Russia. It argued that Russia was worthless and socially behind. Chaadeav was very harsh in his letter and appears to be bias. He made valid points but they are not entirely true. The evidence shows that Russia was indeed a bit imitative but they were not the only country in search for national identity....   [tags: Geopolitics, History]
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Russia: Lost in Transition - Historically, Russia’s relationship with the West has been shaky at best. From the Crimean War in the 1850’s to alienation following the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution all the way up to the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia has been “under attack.” This has forced them to adopt a mentality that is based in self sufficiency and autarky. As Western nations attempt to strengthen democracy in Russia in the 21st century, Russia has responded negatively to these perceived “intrusions.” Therefore it is important to ask what role the West should play in Russia’s development and what is hindering this from happening....   [tags: International Relations] 1564 words
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Democracy in Russia and China - As post-communist countries struggle to modernize and adopt a democratic regime, Russia and China each face obstacles unique to their own political and historical context. The main findings of this paper reveal that economic and political liberalism are closely linked and that economic liberalization facilitates democratization. Thus the shortage (rather than surplus) of economic liberalization has contributed to Russia’s deficit of democracy and has been one of the major obstacles of democratization for Russia....   [tags: China] 1570 words
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Human Rights in Russia - ... While this type of thing can be done legally and fairly, the way it was executed was far from fair for residents. Many residents were compensated, but in nearly all instances it was not a fair amount, and in some incidents, residents were not compensated at all. Another problem surrounding the Olympics, was that people who were contracted to construct the setting for the games were forced to work long hours and were not fairly compensated. Activists and journalists trying to expose the problems have been suppressed and imprisoned....   [tags: Theory, Application]
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