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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 - ... In 1994, Russia launched its first military assault on Chechnya to prevent its secession from Russia. The first Chechen war lasted for two years and was a military and political defeat for Russia, but it weakened the Chechen government’s authority and left it in a state of constant conflict. Chechnya became a haven for organized crime and terrorism which also spread to Russia. The Chechen war created frustration among the Russian population and affected democratic reforms in Russia. Sensing an opportunity, Putin used the Chechen conflict during his election campaign to gain support of Russian people....   [tags: Russia]
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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 - ... The government in Russia is currently Russian Federation, which is a series of branches that fall under a president and a prime minister and various other titles. Russian Federation seems similar to our United States Government. A difference in the two governments is the communism side of the Russian Federation and the fact that it’s actually a group of several types of government. Gorbachev played an integral role in the changes to the current form of government. Gorbachev is a Nobel Peace Prize recipient due to his foreign policy initiatives....   [tags: Geography Essays] 1462 words
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Russia - ... In the West at the time, women had little control over their own bodies and were generally disadvantaged. There were limited methods of contraceptives. Men traditionally restricted women to have full control of their own bodies (Noonan, 2001). However, the changes in the education systems as discussed above led more women into pursuing gynecology as they pursued medicine as a profession. This enabled them to take charge of their sexuality. In Russia, that thought inspired even sexual activity....   [tags: European Politics, Bilateral Relations] 1602 words
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Russia - ... Therefore, it seemed that the door has opened up to them, as the balance of power would soon reach a turning point. The president then responded on Parliament’s actions as he made a televised address to the nation, validating the approval of a decree to issue a special regime, “…presidential abuse of power, committed in the presence of a legislature that cannot curb such abuse even when it is inclined to do so” (Fish 2006: 15). In other words, Yeltsin would go beyond his power to gain the public’s trust as he said, “I leave my fate in the hands of the most just and supreme judge: the people” (Breslauer 2002: 169), in his attempt to suspend parliamentary rule to maintain the referendum as scheduled and to call for new legislative elections....   [tags: History, Politics, Boris Yeltsin] 2581 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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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 - ... Yeltsin called together a constitutional convention to write a new constitution. “He banned eight political parties, fired several high-ranking government officials who had failed to support him, and suspended Russia’s regional and town councils, many of which had sided with his opponents (Kort 421).” Therefore the Supreme Soviet had refused to support the new constitution, Yeltsin then issued a decree dissolving both the Supreme Soviet and the Congress of People’s Deputies. Furthermore, neither system wanted to view or listen to Yeltsin and his new constitution....   [tags: Russian History ]
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Soviet Russia - ... Churchill believed that there was a fifth column in all Western states, which posed a threat to Christian civilization. This fifth column, according to Churchill, exists “in a great number of countries, far from the Russian frontiers and throughout the world, […] work in complete unity and absolute obedience to the directions they receive from the communist center.” His speech may have influenced common perception of the Soviet Union and of Communist powers in general, leading to several restrictive and intolerant practices utilized by the United States against communism, such as containment....   [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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Unjustifiable Means of Modernizing Russia - ... It was already proven by Lenin and the NEP that people are more productive when they are free to do as they please. In this way, more food could be produced, and thousands of lives would have been spared. His true intention for the destruction of the kulaks was to obtain more land and people to work the government owned land, i.e., collectivization. Their crops were then systematically confiscated to finance the rapid growth of industry and to feed the factory workers (B5). Thus, no matter how much cereal a collective farmer produced, he could never fully fill his family’s stomach....   [tags: Russian History, Joseph Stalin] 743 words
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The Nation of Russia - ... Working outside the home is a freeing experience; however, women now have to bear the burden of both a job and managing the household and raising the children. She is still responsible for the cooking, cleaning, raising the children, and anything else that goes along with managing a home. In Russian society the husband does very little to help the wife. Women have petitioned the government to pay a family enough so that one parent can stay home to manage the household; however, this has never gone through....   [tags: Countries of The World] 1633 words
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The Fall of Russia - ... Democratic models of political order lost their appeal while others would want to readopt Communism or anything that would improve the overall quality of life. Hence, concepts of freedom and human rights were once more relegated to the margins of people's thinking becoming less democratic. Instead, the regime programmed people with the notion of social order, with traditional attitudes to great power, superiority and history, “Orthodoxy” the primary religion of the state and military. The area where politics and civil society should have been was "purged" decreasing the rights of citizens unknowingly....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Rise and Fall of Russia's "Mad Monk" - ... In the early nineteen-hundreds, the court circles of St. Petersburg had begun to take an interest in the mystics, holy “healers,” and the occult, and therefore welcomed the renowned Rasputin with open arms. In the year 1908, the Romanovs, whose son Alexei had a rare blood condition called hemophilia, called for urgent care during one of his “bleeding attacks.” Rasputin was called to the palace, and used his “healing powers,” estimated to be hypnosis, to calm the boy and ease his suffering. The Romanovs quickly took a shine to the grungy Rasputin, as he was the only healer they had summoned whose treatment had proved beneficial to their son’s dire condition....   [tags: Russian 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 - ... He notes that even though the country is not running at its fullest potential right now, it will be soon. Russians have a great capacity for work, along with the abundance of raw materials and strong knowledge of agriculture. Now that Russia has disposed of the serfdom policies that have been in place for many hundreds of years, it is on its way to becoming a foreign powerhouse. During the time that E.E.C. wrote “Russia’s Peace Policy”, Nicholas II was Russia’s tsar. In 1905, he gave back some of the Russian citizen’s civil liberties when he was forced to sign the October Manifesto....   [tags: International Government ]
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Analysis of Russia Federation - ... As for individuals Dmitriy Medvedev is described as Putin’s puppet. Reporters have polled citizens about the change and the citizens polled see the two men as the same. “Some of the changes are all but foregone conclusions: Vladimir Putin, the Russian prime minister, will win the presidential election in March” (Chipman, J.). For the Substate level of analysis four related to power, Russia is a Federation that has economic power that is can use but is not using efficiently, with many ethnic or nationality groups residing in its vast territory....   [tags: International Government ]
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Russia's Fight for Identity - ... ” Sustained by the lucrative fur trade, Muscovy- led by Ivan III, spread its territory west to the Polish borders and east to the very edges of Siberia. Peter the Great brought a lot of change that is significant to the development of Russia. He wished to “westernize his country and make it more modern. ” He spent time traveling around Europe, observing what other countries were doing differently. He lamented the social changes between Paris’ bright lights and Moscow’s customs. He was not too fond of the Asiatic Orthodoxy, and favored the European graciousness of the Enlightenment faith....   [tags: Geopolitics, History]
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Russia: Lost in Transition - ... Overall, the United States taking a merely strategic interest in Russia did nothing to develop the country or positive relations with the West. Neither side could find common ground on what each side hoped to accomplish, and gain from the other. These differences however are not only based in motive but also in ideology. Although relations appeared to be in good standing for a period of time, Robert Legvold points out that “Common interests there are. Common values remain to be demonstrated” (227)....   [tags: International Relations] 1564 words
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Democracy in Russia and China - ... Economic reform in Russia did start with a bang in 1992. By that time, the streets of Russian cities, gray and empty for nearly 80 years, were gleaming with small scale traders and enterprises. The reformers sounded radical and the reforms looked dramatic in the media. However, the world tends to over-focus in the initial coverage of most events, thus the images that stuck in the minds of many were Yeltsin’s dramatic statements and the people who have lost their savings in the inflation following price liberalization....   [tags: China] 1570 words
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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 at the Time of Rasputin - ... His father has been called everything from a drunken horse thief (Youssoupoff 1953: 205), to a not quite rich horse and cattle farmer (Fuhrmann 1990: 4) and much of Rasputin’s early life is plagued by vastly different accounts. However, one can draw conclusions about his life based on a broad understanding of Siberia. Siberian peasants were never subjugated by a noble, therefore never intimidated by one of higher standing. This comes into play later in his life when he finally meets the Tsar and Tsarina....   [tags: World History ]
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Russia vs. Japan - ... Peter the Great mainly focused on educating the noble, while the Meiji Emperor was concerned about the education of all of his citizens(62)(197). The Meiji administration strongly believed in shaping Japan around the intelligence of its people(198). This was a very wise/clever idea that was based off of the simple idea ______________________________________________________ 1 “Meiji Documents,” in Documents in World History: Volume 2, The Modern Centuries: From 1500 to the Present, ed., Peter N....   [tags: History, Government] 1092 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 - ... Petersburg Union.5 Following the advice of new Chief Minister and highly influential policy-maker Sergei Witte, Nicholas published the October Manifesto, declaring freedom of speech, meeting and association, and of conscience.4 In the manifesto was the promise that going forward people would not be imprisoned until they have had a trial and that no law would be put in force until it had the approval of the State Duma, a newly formed organization that would act as a consultative body between the people and the government.5 However, Trotsky and his followers did not feel that the Duma or the manifesto were enough and denounced the plan....   [tags: Royalty]
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Gender Roles in Russia and Cuba - ... Men who were successful allowed women to stay at home. Women who had to have a job for financial reasons had a very tough time finding work. Women often turned to prostitution for money, escape poverty or abusive husbands. In Russia, citizens believe the only reason for marriage is the romantic love aspect. “Contemporary practice also highlights more pragmatic and cynical aspects of marital relationships, such as improving one’s economic status or housing prospects” (Ember 1863). People generally tend to meet partners at school, work, and clubs....   [tags: Gender Roles]
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