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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 - 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Russia at the Time of Rasputin - During the life of Rasputin, Russia seemed to be in a constant upheaval. As a nation, it was struggling to modernize and make itself a formidable power of the western and eastern world. In terms of rulers, Tsar Alexander III had passed on, his reign of an iron fist on the people of Russia was given to his son Nicholas, who was not as restrictive as his father before him (Purishkevich 1985: 16). As Russia moved into the future, Rasputin would be accepted into the courts of the Tsar and Tsarina, fomenting those surrounding the court towards action against the man who slowly, but effectively, held the Tsar and Tsarina, therefore all of Russia, in his hands....   [tags: World History ]
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A comparison Study of Russia and Estonia - Human rights are a fundamental aspect of the lives of individuals. The atrocities committed throughout history have prompt the formation of a variety of organizations that have encourage the advancement and respect for the human rights of all individuals around the world. Despite a growing human rights movement and awareness among individuals, many countries still continue to violate the human rights of their citizens. There could be many reasons for this trend, but there are certain factors that could indicate why some countries have higher levels of human rights violations than others....   [tags: Human Rights Movements, History]
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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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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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Causes of Revolution in Russia and France - France and Russia, today, are two very different countries with seemly different governments but they share a history of violent revolutions and social reform. In 1787, the French people would lead a well-known revolt against the monarch, King Louis XVI, which resulted in the beheading of the king and his family and changed in the French political and social systems. Over a hundred years later, in 1917, the Russian people began a series of revolts against Tzar Nicolas II that would lead the country to become the first communist state....   [tags: social reform, revolts, monarchs, economy]
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Gender Roles in Russia and Cuba - Societies have always had traditional ways of life, such as, gender roles, celebrations, religions, educations, etc. Gender roles vary in different countries all around the world from relative status, labor, marriage, inheritance and socialization such as education and child care. As the years go by traditions begin to change, and people alter their ways of life. A wide variety of things are now more accepted in today’s time. Traditionally in the United States women are the nurtures and men are the money makers....   [tags: Gender Roles]
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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...   [tags: History, Politics, Boris Yeltsin] 2581 words
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Napolean's 1812 Invasion of Russia - In 1812, Napoleon invaded the country of Russia. Most of his advisors warned him against this, saying it would be a very bad decision, but Napoleon ignored them. His armies were heavily defeated and there were many reasons for this. I will be talking about some of these reasons in this chapter. At first, both the French and Russians attempted to have peace between their countries, by having a meeting called the “Congress of Erfurt” between Napoleon and the Tsar of Russia, Alexander I. This meeting happened in 1808, and ended with the “Treaty of Tilsit” between the 2 countries....   [tags: World History, France] 709 words
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The Last Tsar of Russia - Nicholas II was the Last Tsar of Russia, remembered for the tragic and thoughtless way in which he and his family were murdered. He is responsible for the events that occurred during his reign, such as Bloody Sunday and the 1905 Revolution, yet there is little recognition of the love and devotion he had for his family. It is not discussed about the medical condition of his only son, the talents of his daughters, and the support of his wife. Is it possible that despite the economic downturn that Nicholas put Russia in that he still had a wide range of supporters....   [tags: Royalty]
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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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Police Corruption in Russia - Police corruption is defined as when police, in exercising or failing to exercise their authority act with primary intention of furthering private or departmental / division advantage. Police corruption is a big problem all around the world especially in Russia. The Russian citizens have always been on alert when it comes to the police because of the bad laws, failure of knowing there right as citizens, and sticking up for there themselves. Russia is 133rd country out of 176 in the corruption perception index....   [tags: authority, state control]
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Russia/Hungary: The Communist Regime - Q1: In 1991, the communist regime in Russia collapsed and Hungary, along with several other countries, changed their form of government to a parliamentary democracy (textbook, p. 135). The current head of government in Hungary is Prime Minister Viktor Orban who was reelected to the position by a 45% majority on April 6, 2014. (BBC News #1). Q2: The government of Hungary has a tendency to have dispersed power in its government. The government contains government branches similar to the United States....   [tags: parliamentary democracy, human rights]
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Russia: Bolshevik Revolution - Russia has seen and experienced extreme demographic problems that are completely outside the norm for a developed country. Its declining population is on par with that of many less developed, poorer countries, and this presents a serious problem to Russia's economy and future. This tremendous decrease in population not only serves as a pressure for Russia, being a superpower on the global stage, but also shows that various aspects of Russian society are affecting it. Most immediately, the inevitable population decline is due to dire standards of living-which are being affected by both health prospects and by a fateful leap backward in education....   [tags: demographic, soviet union]
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