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. Russia lost control over Caucasus for a short period of time after the communist revolution in 1917 but regained control again in 1920s. The Bolshevik rule prevailed from 1920 to 1991 and distinguished itself with divide-and-rule policies, exiles and executions. Russian control over former Soviet republics weakened with the end of Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. As the economic downfall continued, some regions in Russian Federation such as Chechnya also claimed their sovereignty form Russia.
This was intended to mirror the ‘Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité’ of the Révolution française, and indeed had a comparably profound impact on the Russian culture and consciousn... ... middle of paper ... ...iss European culture which is ‘rejecting their roots, … denying moral principles and all traditional identities’, as Mr. Putin puts it, much like Nicholas I did. But the state is also eager to exploit nationalist sentiment proceeding from the spate of migrants. In the absence of a major military victory, like that over Napoleon, something else must fuel patriotism. Nationalism is exceptionally convenient. As Judt argues, the state is indispensable to bind people together.
First off, after World War II the setting of Germans life style and events piled up to a climax point. At any moment someone could do something to start a third war because of the Soviet ruling and the starting of politics. East Germany was controlled by the Soviet Union Russians, and the West side had three allies which included the United States, Great Britain, and later on France joined them as republic. Separation of the Soviet and Non-Soviet was always a problem. When World War II ended, there was a loss of supplies, food, clothes, hope, everything.
Through his accounts, V.V. Shulgin has given us a look in Russia from 1906 to 1917. Although he was more right than left politically, through his memoirs, we can see that he had mixed views about the events that were going around him. As Shulgin begins his memoirs with his plans for raising electors, he focuses on the clergymen, the large landowners and more impor... ... middle of paper ... ...cal power was the downfall of the Tsar, Russian autocracy, and the non-leftist political figures. Just as the Tsar left Russia, Shulgin also left the country for the increasing threat of the Bolsheviks.
It was not until after World War I that Russia began to undergo a series of changes. Following the Russian Revolution of 1917, the former Russian empire that had existed from 1721 up until then collapsed, and the Soviet Union was introduced. The geographic renaming of Russia from the Russian Empire to the Soviet Union also brought about many gradual changes. There were also changes in religion, as the new government replaced the role of the Orthodox Church. There was an increase in nationalism because of the conflicts that had existed between the Reds and the Whites.
Consolidation of Democracy in Post-Soviet Russia The fall of the Communist regime in the Soviet Union was more than a political event. The powerful interaction and fusion between politics and economics that characterized the state socialist system created a situation that was unique for the successor states of the Soviet Union. The penetration of the Communist regime into every facet of life left the Russian people with little democratic traditions. Russia faces the seemingly impracticable task of economic liberalization and democratization. This is combined with a necessity to answer nationalist and ethnic questions that have plagued Russia for centuries.
U.S.A and the Borderlands. There has been tons of contentions and conflicts in the second largest country in europe and while the news presents us all these ideas about what going there, the truth, as it always is, is much more complex. The recent turmoil in the Ukraine has brought up a lot of issues remembered in the cold war. Russia Annexing the crimean peninsula from the Ukraine scaring western powers, specifically the United States, into the old policy of Soviet containment and using any means to put negatives towards the “eastern block” preventing the spread of its influence. Although the United States and it NATO/European Union current policy’s towards the eastern block have attempted to contain this strong autocratic style of government, is the strife caused in these contested lands worth it?
Most importantly was the change in ideologies and the western influence. This was difficult for the older generation to accept and created conflict. The preach of an individual to have responsibility for ones own thoughts instead ... ... middle of paper ... ...nd outside influences changed Russia. Turgenev uses this as a base for his illustration of generation conflict. People were starting to have an overall desire to change the feudalistic economy, which caused for a lot of arguments between generations.
But a conflict between the two might arise. If the Eurasian Union comes into existence, the specific problems will follow. The first one is predominantly a Russian problem. As a nationalistic nation, it will have to fight the wave of migrants from the other union states leaving their countries for Russia, to live in better conditions than those in their home countries are much worse than those in Russia. This will only strengthen the xenofobia and spur the conflict into bigger dimensions.
Lenin managed to end the war that had for so long depressed Russia's resources and morale. He succeeded in focusing on the severe internal problems of the new government, and in “ saving the socialist republic” . One of the largest problems that Russia faced prior to the October Revolution was finally ended, though its effects were still to be felt. Almost immediately afterwards, in 1918, Civil War begins. The battling White Army divided amongst different leader...