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Russia, St. Petersburg And Peter the Great - Russia, St. Petersburg And Peter the Great Russia, the country; St. Petersburg, the city; and Peter the Great, the Tsar; what an awesome combination. This report is about the man, the city and the land, but primarily about the man. It is impossible to understand the country and the city without a study of Peter the Great, who was from the ruling family of the Russian Romanovs. For four generations, the Romanovs (7) ruled. The greatest member of this family, Peter Alexeivich, the son of Alexis, declared himself to be one "who does not have to answer for any of his actions to anyone in the world"....   [tags: European History Essays]
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Importance of St. Petersburg in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment - Importance of St. Petersburg in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment explores the dangerous effects of St. Petersburg, a malignant city, on the psyche of the impoverished student Raskolnikov. In this novel, Petersburg is more than just a backdrop. The city plays a central role in the development of the characters and the actions that they take. Raskolnikov survives in one of the cramped, dark spaces that are characteristic of Petersburg. These spaces are like coffins; they suffocate Raskolnikov's mind....   [tags: Crime Punishment Essays]
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The Two Capitals of Russia: Moscow and St. Petersburg - The Two Capitals of Russia: Moscow and St. Petersburg When thinking about the great European capitals, one would tend to evoke romantic Paris, restless London, even still Rome or Barcelona. But often, Russian capital Moscow is forgotten. It may be because in the post-communist era, people easily forgot about that power in decline. Or because they do not consider Russia to be part of Europe. Or because Moscow had to compete with St. Petersburg, limiting its influence. That is why it can be relevant today to talk about two capitals of Russia....   [tags: Papers] 2318 words
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The History of Architecture - The history of architecture is very influential in mankind’s culture. It has evolved and become more prominent with the growth of civilizations. The Egyptians contributed square stones, pyramids, and ramps (St. Petersburg Times). The Greeks gave pillars and theaters (Gascoigne). The most prominent, the Romans, gave domes, aqueducts, and roads (Alchin). Everything else was given by lesser known countries. Without these countries who mastered the art of architecture, the world would look a lot different....   [tags: egyptians, greeks, st petersburg]
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Study Proposal: Testing Peer Counseling and Case Management Based Intervention for HIV Treatment - Study Proposal: Testing Peer Counseling and Case Management Based Intervention for HIV Treatment Testing peer counseling and case management based intervention as a tool of building up and maintaining adherence to HIV treatment and care among HIV-positive injection drug users in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Background “The Russian Federation has experienced one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics observed anywhere in the world” (Niccolai at al, 2011). According to the data of Russian Federal AIDS Center, at the end of 2012 more than 700 000 people on Russia were registered with HIV (Federal AIDS Center factsheet)....   [tags: Healthcare, Medicine]
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The Furry Guards of the Hermitage Museum - The Hermitage, also known as the Winter Palace, is an extravagantly decorated museum of monumental size that possesses numerous impressive features; ¨1,786 doors, 1,945 windows and 1,057 elegantly and lavishly decorated halls and rooms, many of which are open to the public¨ (St. Petersburg Online). It is home to millions of priceless works of art from the prehistoric Paleolithic Era and Iron Ages to modern pieces created by current artists (The State Hermitage Museum). The museum was founded by Catherine the Great in 1764 when she acquired a couple hundred German pieces from Berlin....   [tags: artwork, monumental size]
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Home is Where the Heart Is - Home is Where the Heart Is There is a familiar saying, which is along the lines of, "Home is where the heart is." This is true for most, but often, people are forced to leave their homes and relocate. Often, this causes a sense of uprootedness and confusion. One's most precious memories are often left behind. Confusion results from the loss of familiarity and a sense of having little or no ties to a new place. Sometimes, the changing of homes may be quite devastating, but eventually overcome or in the worst case, the uprooting could cause a lifelong disappointment and result in a loss of feeling of a sense of belonging which is a key to living a full life....   [tags: Environment Lake Nature Essays Papers]
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The story 4338 AD by Vladimir Fedorovich Odoesvsky - The story “4338 AD”, also called “The Year 4338 (The Petersburg Letters)”, by Vladimir Fedorovich Odoevsky provides literary evidence of authors rejecting the philosophies of the Romantic movement in favor of continuing to support the ideals of the Scientific Revolution. Though never finished, fragments of the story were published on three separate occasions; one fragment in 1835, another in 1840, and the most complete version in 1926 (Lin). The tale takes place, in the title's namesake, in the year 4338....   [tags: romantic era, industrial revolution]
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A Window to the West - A Window to the West History has it that the United States capital city of Washington D.C. was designed with the intention of intimidating visiting foreign heads of state. The creation of this city had purpose and reason; neither of which are very natural or human. St. Petersburg was viewed by the Russian people in this context. Typically a city grows from a small town to a massive metropolis with years and years of expansion outward. The Russian people already plagued with xenophobia, could not accept Peter the Great’s new city designed with Western ideals and made by Western minds....   [tags: Papers] 1592 words
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The story 4338 AD by Vladimir Fedorovich Odoevsk - The story 4338 AD, also called The Year 4338 (The Petersburg Letters), by Vladimir Fedorovich Odoevsky was never finished. This is why I refer to it as a story rather than a book. Fragments of the story were published on three separate occasions; one fragment in 1835, another in 1840, and the most complete version in 1926 (2). The tale takes place, in the title's namesake, in the year 4338. The story follows the letters written by a somnambulist (someone who sleepwalks or in this case puts himself into a deep trance) who claims to have the ability to time travel and become someone else, in this case a Chinese student named Hippolytus Tsungiev....   [tags: romantic era, scientific revolution]
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The Beginnings of Commercial Air Travel - The First Commercial Flight “The first commercial flight in the United States occurred in Florida on Jan. 1, 1914, when Tony Jannus flew A. C. Pheil the 21 miles across the bay from St. Petersburg to Tampa in a two-seat Benoist at an altitude of 15 feet” (McDowell, 1995). It was no doubt an amazing breakthrough in the way that travel would be conducted from that very moment on. From 1783 when Jean Pilâtre de Rozier ascended about 500ft in a balloon and traveled approximately 5 ½ miles in 20 minutes (infoplease.com) to the dawn of the St....   [tags: Technology, American History]
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Trotsky’s Involvement in The October Revolution - Trotsky’s Involvement in The October Revolution ‘Trotsky took a leading role in directing countermeasures for the soviet, while reassuring the public that his Military Revolutionary Committee meant only to defend the Congress of Soviets. Trotsky continued to function as the military leader of the Revolution’ Gerhard Rempel 1998 · The liberals and people loose confidence in Kerensky. So Bolsheviks gained the majority in the soviet for the first time - more than 50% in the September elections....   [tags: Russian History, World History] 569 words
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Raskolnikov's Desire for Isolation in Crime and Punishment - From the very first page of Crime and Punishment, there is an air of isolation. The novel opens to Raskolnikov leaving his apartment. While on his way out, he is in hopes of not meeting his landlady, who may demand payment for his long overdue rent. From here, it becomes evident early on that Raskolnikov does not truly wish to be in the company of others. He isolates himself from society. This is shown in Part II, Chapter II when Raskolnikov seeks out his friend, Razumikin. He goes to Razumikin’s apartment for no clear, apparent reason....   [tags: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Literary Analysis] 1345 words
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Robert E. Lee 's Life and Achievements - Robert E. Lee was the best General for the South, and out smarted every Union General that was put against him. To The South, Lee is like a godly figure to them. He inspired The South even when the North controlled the battlefield, and is still thought highly of by some people in the confederate states. To the North, Lee was a traitor and even lost his citizenship. Although he lost, Lee is still a giant face in history. Lee was born in Stratford, Virginia. Lee was the fourth child of General Henry Lee III, Governor of Virginia, and his mother, Anne Hill Carter, Lee was raised by his mother who taught him about authority, tolerance, and order....   [tags: robert lee, union general, civil war] 680 words
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Ayn Rand Biography: A Treacherous Existence - W. Bohrer English 11 Mr. Horn 12/17/13 Ayn Rand Biography: A Treacherous Existence Ayn Rand was born on February 2, 1905 in St. Petersburg Russia mere three weeks after the bloody 1905 Revolution (Heller 2). At this time her name was Alisa Rosenbaum. It was not until she reached the United States that she traitorously altered her name to Ayn Rand. Alisa was born into a family of jewish people living in an anti-semitic country, making life at times - a struggle. Her parents’ names were Zelman Wolf Zakharovich Rosenbaum - better known as “Zinovy” - and Khana Berknovana Kaplan - better known as “Anna” - had been married 9 months before her birth....   [tags: literature, Russia, communism, Alisa Rosenbaum]
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Louis XIV and Peter the Great - ... He gave a government department control over religious affairs. Wanting to centralize power caused him to do many things, including creating a nine-person senate. Then, in 1715, Inspector Generals began to be appointed. Another way Peter tried to gain power for himself and for Russia, as well as a way he tried to central the government, was by instilling fear in people. He tortured and murdered any nobles he suspected of disloyalty. Also, he created St. Petersburg. Peter needed a port with access to Europe, and since Russia had no ports, something needed to be done....   [tags: military, government, land] 1294 words
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The History of Military Demolitions - Since the discovery of gunpowder by the Chinese, the world as we know it has made more efficient and powerful weapons. Throughout the history of warfare from the medieval times to present day, explosives have been used as an Offensive and Defensive weapon. When a castle or army was under siege the attacking army would surround the objective and cut off all supply lines and try to starve the enemy into submission. With the invention of gunpowder it made the siege obsolete. This was empowered by the cannon and other forms of field artillery, which allowed the objective to be overthrown quickly....   [tags: Military History ]
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Symphony No. 4 in F Minor by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 in F Minor by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky CHAPTER 1 BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION 1 CHAPTER 2 SYMPHONY IN F MINOR: PERSONAL LISTENING 4 CHAPTER 3 SYMPHONY IN F MINOR: GENERAL INFO AND DISCUSSION 6 FIRST MOVEMENT 6 SECOND MOVEMENT 7 THIRD MOVEMENT 8 FOURTH MOVEMENT 8 OVERALL EFFECT 9 WORKS CITED 11 CHAPTER BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Votkinsk, the Viatka District in Russia on May 7, 1840 to a Russian miner and a mother of French origin. During his early life, Tchaikovsky did receive some musical training from a French governess in the form of piano lessons, but the training did not continue....   [tags: Papers] 2610 words
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Crime and Punishment: Raskolnikov's Room -      Dostoevsky's 1865 novel Crime and Punishment is the story of an expelled university student's murder of an old pawnbroker and her sister. The idealistic ex-student, Raskolnikov, is ultimately unable to live up to his own nihilistic theory of what makes a "Great Man" and, overcome by fits of morality, betrays himself to the police. Exiled to Siberia, suffering redeems the unfortunate young dreamer. Crime and Punishment is similar in many ways to Balzac's Pere Goriot, especially in respect to questions of morality....   [tags: Crime Punishment Essays]
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Societal Impact Essay - ... Dostoevsky used St. Petersburg in the novel but it can be easily seen that he used a lot of Moscow attributes in his writing of the book. In 1821 on November 11 Dostoevsky was born in Moscow’s hospital for the poor and was the second out of seven children in his family. Dostoevsky was raised in the slums of Moscow and grew up in an apartment right next to an orphanage, insane asylum, and cemetery for criminals. By the time Dostoevsky was 18 years old he lost both of his parents. He lost his mother to tuberculosis in 1837 and two years later his father was murder by his own assistants....   [tags: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian Novelist, Short Stories]
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The Library of Virginia's Digital Library Program - The Library of Virginia's Digital Library Program The Library of Virginia's Digital Library Program (DLP) is an internationally recognized effort to preserve, digitize, and provide access to significant archival and library collections. The DLP transfers rare and unique Virginia materials into an integrated, user-friendly electronic research environment. Since its inception in 1995, the Program has digitized more than 2.2 million original documents, photographs, and maps, and produced more than 80 fully-searchable databases, indexes, and electronic finding aids....   [tags: Papers] 359 words
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Anton Chekhov’s Misery: To Whom Shall I Tell My Grief? - In Anton Chekhov’s, “’Misery: “To Whom Shall I Tell My Grief?”’, he tells the story of Iona Potapov, a sledge-driver in nineteenth century Russia. The character has lost his son; to an untimely death and he is having a difficult time coping with his lost. He is an elderly, nineteenth century cab driver and his wish is to find someone he can share his terrible grief with, by only sharing his sons’ life. Chekhov portrays the main character as lonely, dazed, confused, and as a man who needs someone to confide in; which all humans want and need during such hardships....   [tags: Misery: To Whom Shall I Tell My Grief?] 886 words
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The Extraordinary Men in Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Dostoevsky’s theme of ordinary and extraordinary people is the basis of his work of literature, Crime and Punishment, which derives from his own life experiences. Crime and Punishment, is the story of a Russian man named Rodion Raskolnikov. Raskolnikov is an impoverished St. Petersburg habitant student who, “determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammeled individual will commit two acts of murder and theft” (Dostoevsky). To try to amend his actions, he uses the money he steals from the murdered to perform good deeds....   [tags: Crime and Punishment Essays]
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Religion as Societal Conformity in Crime and Punishment - The central theme of Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky deals with conformity’s role in society. Dostoyevsky uses conformity to make Raskolnikov mentally ill and eventually turn himself in to face the punishment for his crimes. Religion influences every character in the book, but none more ardently than Raskolnikov. Understanding religion’s role as a force for conformity in Crime and Punishment provides a powerful insight into character motives and, furthermore, philosophical influences....   [tags: Crime and Punishment Essays]
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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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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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Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment begins with Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov living in poverty and isolation in St. Petersburg. The reader soon learns that he was, until somewhat recently, a successful student at the local university. His character at that point was not uncommon. However, the environment of the grim and individualistic city eventually encourages Raskolnikov’s undeveloped detachment and sense of superiority to its current state of desperation. This state is worsening when Raskolnikov visits an old pawnbroker to sell a watch....   [tags: Crime and Punishment Essay]
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Lenin - Origins of Revolution - In 1917 the Bolshevik’s overthrew the Provisional Government causing Lenin to be elected chairman of the new government under Bolshevik rule. Russia was the first state to be under socialist rule in the world. Lenin was able to defeat a weak government and seize power. Lenin, with the help of Leon Trotsky, led the Bolsheviks into a new age in Russian history. The two halted any opposition set on conquering them after they took power. They defeated the “White Army”, consisting of anyone who opposed the Bolshevik government....   [tags: Bolshevik, Russia, Leon Trotsky]
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - ... Eventually, Tolstoy swayed from fiction to faith and religion. In November of 1910, Tolstoy became ill with pneumonia and passed away at the age of eighty-two. His work is still read and he is still remembered as one of the greatest authors in history. From a historical aspect, Anna Karenina is definitely relevant. The novel is set in late 19th century Russia. During this time, there were many debates on how Russia should proceed in becoming a modern nation. Russia lacked in culture and sophistication compared to its Western neighbors....   [tags: writer, russia, death] 614 words
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Freedom in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Nothing is more important in the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer than freedom. Freedom plays an enormous role in the book Tom Sawyer. Whether it is people earning freedom or people not being granted it, every young boy in St. Petersburg wanted some form of freedom. The word freedom means the power to say and do what you want. Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and Joe Harper are all boys seeking freedom. Freedom is the key reason the boys run away to Jackson Island. Freedom is one of the main themes in the book....   [tags: Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain, ] 584 words
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The Meaning of Bloody Sunday - The Meaning of Bloody Sunday Bloody Sunday was an incident of January 22, 1905 where unarmed demonstrators marched to the Winter Palace present a petition to the Czar. They were gunned down by Imperial guards in St. Petersburg. The event was organized by Father Gapon, a paid agent provocateur of the Okhranka, the Czarist internal secret police. Father George Gapon founded the Assembly of Russian Factory and Plant Workers, an authorized and police-sponsored organization designed to deviate any unrest away from violent revolutionary activities....   [tags: Papers] 1182 words
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Research Paper on Gregory Rasputin - Grigori Rasputin was not a very great person in history. A great person in history does good and important things for his people, country and the world. Early Life and Family: Grigori Efimovich Rasputin was born on January 10, between 1864-1872, along the Tura River in the village of Pokrovskoye. Rasputin was married to Praskovia Fyodorovna in 1889. His mother was Anna Egrovna and his father was Efim Rasputin. Grigori had three children with Praskovia, named Varya, Maria and Dmitry. Because of his constant drunkenness and "sexual appetite," the people of Pokrovskoye resented Rasputin....   [tags: Biography biographies bio]
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Nelson Poynter - Nelson Paul Poynter was the owner of the St. Petersburg Times, in Florida, which for years has enjoyed the reputation as one of the best newspapers in the United States. Poynter was born in 1903 in Sullivan, Ind., where his father owned several newspapers. In 1912, his father, Paul, bought the St. Petersburg Times and turned it into a family business. As a young man, Poynter began gaining experience in the newspaper business. He worked as a reporter, editor, advertising salesman and ad director at different newspapers....   [tags: essays research papers] 344 words
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Russian Culture: A look at its Religion and Art - Russian Culture: A look at its Religion and Art Mankind has always aspired to be the largest, biggest, strongest, highest, essentially the best in everything. This is not untrue for the Russians who have had the largest country in the world for quite some time now. Russia covers one-sixth of the entire world’s land mass and has had a significant part in modern history. However, in order to understand why a country has become what it is now, one must look at its culture. A country’s culture not only reflects its citizens now but also its history and future....   [tags: History]
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The Revolution of 1905: The First Russian Revolution - The Revolution of 1905: The First Russian Revolution We are, however, slightly ahead of our story. The short period of 1900-1906 provides an essential piece of the puzzle to make the picture of the Russian Revolution complete. Russia's Asian policy under Nicholas II took a decidedly expansionist and aggressive tone, culminating in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905. A primarily naval conflict on Russia's Far Eastern frontier, this war brought back the awful memories of the Crimean defeat when Japan's newly modernized army and navy routed the out-dated, ill-equipped Russian forces....   [tags: Russian History Revolution Historical Essays] 4229 words
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The MLB Expansion - ... “The Cubs’ owned by the Tribune Company, also owner of WGn, a local Chicago television station turned super station, which broadcast many of the Cubs games. The proposed move to the Western division threatened the size of WGn’s broadcast audiences because many more games would start at 9:00 p.m. or 10:00 p.m. central time, leading to smaller audiences, lower ratings, and a consequent decline in advertising revenue.” (Lord, 127) Due to the fact that the Cubs wouldn’t budge, the issue came to a vote that was 10-2 in favor of the realignment....   [tags: Major League Baseball, American Pasttime, Sports]
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Comparing Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn - Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, two names that will be forever intertwined when relating to our posterity the lives lived by eighteenth century Americans on the Mississippi. However, is this "parallel relationship" between the two unforgettable characters truly deserved. The differences between Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer are significant and numerous. First of all, the difference in confidence between Tom and Huck is evident, Tom willing to try anything while Huck is more reserved. Huck and Tom handle civilization in a different manner, making for another contrast in character....   [tags: Compare Contrast] 298 words
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Rasputin: The Man, The Mystery - Introduction Grigory Yefimovich Rasputin is known as the Siberian Mystic Healer, whose life has been retold numerous of times and almost each time it is told it is retold in a different way. Since Rasputin lived in a civilization not that advanced, little is know of his first forty years of life. So most information on the man are normally from stories families have passed on. Some say he is a holy monk with great powers, on the other hand he may be known as a phony with a false connection to God....   [tags: essays research papers] 1499 words
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The Battle of Poltava - The Battle of Poltava is the most famous and significant episode in the Great Northern War (1700-1721). The battle which took place on July 8th 1709 fell directly in the middle of the Great Northern War and is seen as the turning point in the war. Czar Peter I own cause to end Sweden’s possession of its Baltic empire showed his strong will and determination. This battle in fact established Russia as an impressive European power and Czar Peter I as a great leader in the eyes of his country and all of Europe....   [tags: essays research papers] 1204 words
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The Russian Revolution 1917 - The Russian Revolution 1917 Introduction. The early part of the 20th Century was an important and troubling time in Russia's History. The division between rich and poor and harsh government reforms caused a revolution culminating in the overthrowing and murder of the Countries ruler, Tsar Nicholas II. The early years of the Tsar. When Nicholas II was crowned, Tsar of Russia in 1896, the crowds flocked to St. Petersburg to cheer, there were so many people that police said that at least 200 people were crushed to death as the crowd surged forward to see the new Tsar whom they called 'the little father of Russia.' In the early 1900's the population was growing rap...   [tags: Papers] 730 words
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Boris Godunov - Boris Godunov is the most famous Russian opera of all time and gave its creator, Modest Mussorgsky, a permanent spot in Russian history. The opera is fundamentally Russian as it uses variations of Russian folk music, a heavy appearance of horns, and plays off famous historical context of the country. The political themes of the opera come full circle as they directly relates to the political state of Russia during Mussorgsky’s lifetime. The operas emotional conflicts dealing with guilt, love, lust, greed, and the struggle for power are what makes this opera universally relatable....   [tags: Mussorgsky, Russian Opera]
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Themes in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn which Transcend Boundaries of Time and Culture - Mark Twain’s novel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), commonly known as Huckleberry Finn or Huck Finn, colorfully depicts people and places along the great Mississippi River. the novel contains a collection of themes which transcend time and cultural boundaries. It tells of a poor white buy running from a brutal parent, and an African-American man attempting to escape and free his himself from slavery. The main character, Huckleberry Finn, spends much time in the novel floating down the Mississippi River on a raft with a runaway slave named Jim....   [tags: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, racism] 1289 words
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Positive Changes in Character in "The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain - The novel “The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn”, by Mark Twain is an exciting book that describes the story of a young boy and his friend Jim. Huckleberry Finn, who is the protagonist in this tale, is a young boy who enjoys his immature life to the fullest. Playing pranks, going on adventures and running away from society are part of his daily thrill. At first sight it might seem that Huckleberry Finn might be an uneducated boy who has no interest or probability of growing mature. However, throughout the story the immature boy has plenty of encounters which strengthen his character and lead him from boy- to manhood....   [tags: Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, ] 1973 words
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The Impact of the Petrine Reforms in Russian History - In Russian history, the eighteenth century was characterized by significant changes to the political, economical, social and cultural fabric of Russian life that shifted Muscovite Russia’s isolated position and mindset of the Middle Ages into modernization and westernization. The driving force of reformation is accredited to Peter the Great whose reign (1694 – 1725) ushered in European ideas, models, manners, and philosophies. Willingly accepted or not, government intervention was evident in almost all aspects of life....   [tags: European history, world history] 1758 words
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The History Behind Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Crime and Punishment was written by a Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky in 1866. This novel was originally published not as a book, but as articles in a literary journal called The Russian Messenger over the period of one year. Crime and Punishment was later published as a single volume and considered a novel by Dostoyevsky, though he had originally intended it to be a novella. Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote on subjects close to home, using settings and characters familiar to his own experiences. Thus, it is important for the reader to analyze the history behind the work of Crime and Punishment to understand it completely....   [tags: Crime and Punishment Essay]
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Compare and Contrast: Johann Sebastian Bach and Sergei Rachmaninoff - Johann Sebastian Bach and Sergei Rachmaninoff are considered two of history’s greatest classical music composers. While some similarities between Bach and Rachmaninoff are evident, the differences are pronounced. Bach is considered to be one of the greatest composers of the baroque era. Rachmaninoff is widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classical music. Probably the greatest similarities they have in common are their great love and passion for music, and their desire to share it with the world....   [tags: classical music, composers]
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Nikolai Aleksandrovich Romanov: The Last Tsar of Russia - :Nikolai Aleksandrovich Romanov, the last standing Tsar of Russia officially known as Tsar Nicholas II, autocrat of Russia. Nicholas II was born on 18th May, 1868 in Tsarskoe Selo, Russia. Nicholas II was the eldest son of Alexander III and his Empress Marie Romanova. Nicholas was eldest of six children. He had three younger brothers, Alexander, George, Michael and two younger sisters, Xenia and Olga. Nicholas II ruled from 1894 until his abdication on 15 March 1917, his reign saw imperial Russia go from being one of the foremost great powers of the world to an economic and military catastrophe....   [tags: Biography, Biographical Essay] 1626 words
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The Life and Accomplishments of Alfred Nobel - Alfred Nobel, born in 1833, was the inventor of dynamite. He was much more than an inventor, was fluent in several languages, enjoyed poetry and was considered to have radical ideas during his time. He left a lasting legacy by establishing the famous peace prize which is named in his honour. Nobel’s father was an engineer and inventor. He built bridges and in relation to this, he experimented with ways to blast rock. In the year Alfred was born, his father went bankrupt because several barges of building materials went missing....   [tags: biography]
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