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Russia And The Russian People

- When people in America mention Russia and the Russian people, it usually does not come with a positive reaction or have any relation to positive feelings. During the 2016 presidential election in the United States, we had a candidate that was very anti-Russia and a candidate who was very much pro-Russia. Leaders have a great influence on how we view other Nations in relation to our own country. Our now President Elect Donald Trump has positive views on Russia that might begin to change the views of those that relate to Russia in a negative way....   [tags: Russia, United States, Soviet Union]

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The Impact of Stalin on Russia and the Russian People

- The Impact of Stalin on Russia and the Russian People By 1929, Stalin had become sole leader of Russia. He said, "We are between 50 and 100 years behind the west. We must make good this difference in 10 years or go under." He wanted things to change in Russia quickly and so he brought up the five year plans, these were to modernise the Russian economy. He also brought up the idea of collectivisation. This was to modernise Russian agriculture. These two things would transform Russia....   [tags: Papers]

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The Impact of Stalin on Russia and the Russian People

- The Impact of Stalin on Russia and the Russian People Joseph Stalin was born to a poor family in the province of Georgia in 1879. Stalin's real surname was Djugasvili; he adopted the name 'Stalin' whilst in prison as he felt the translation 'Man of Steel' would help his image. Stalin joined the Bolshevik party as a young man and soon became an active member organizing bank raids to gain money for party funds; this led to Stalin's imprisonment a number of times. Stalin first met Lenin in December 1905 in Finland and was quite surprised to see him as an ordinary man unlike the person he had imagined....   [tags: Papers]

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The Impact of Lenin on Russia and the Russian People

- The Impact of Lenin on Russia and the Russian People Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (a.k.a Lenin) was born in 1870, into a middle class family. In the year 1887 when Lenin was 17 his elder brother Alexandra was executed for conspiring to assassinate the tsar. Lenin who was already well educated and fond of reading and writing was encouraged to enter politics to make changes and to somehow avenge his brothers' death. The long term effects of this were that Lenin would later become one of the great revolutionary leaders of all time....   [tags: Papers]

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The Impact that Lenin had on Russia and the Russian People

- The Impact that Lenin had on Russia and the Russian People Russia was an enormous empire and had over 55,650,000 Russians in it. The leader of Russia from 1905 to 1917 was Tsar Nicholas II (emperor) who was ruler of Russia. The Tsar was independent and had autocratic power, which meant that he shared his power with no one, meaning Russia didn't have to vote. Before the Tsar was in power the Russian army performed a war against Japan and lost because their army was very unequipped and was made up of conscripts (people forced in the army)....   [tags: Papers]

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Stalin As a Hero of the Russian People as Well as a Villain

- Stalin As a Hero of the Russian People as Well as a Villain Many people believed that Stalin was a hero; many even want as far as thi8nking he could improve people's love lives, but on the other hand, many believed he was evil villain like dictator. Looking at the evidence I will examine which "title" Stalin should really have, hero or villain. Starting of with the best idea that Stalin had was the five-year plan. This had a major affect on the industry and the people. The changes that he made lowered the amount of unemployed people, and it let more people have access to free education and medicine....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Joseph Stalin: Did his Rule Benefit Russian Society and the Russian People?

- Joseph Stalin: Did his Rule Benefit Russian Society and the Russian People.      In this paper I plan to prove that even though Stalin made improvements in the Russian industrial system, his rule did not benefit Russian society and the Russian people. In order to accomplish this, several questions must be asked. How did Stalin affect Russia's industrial power. How did Stalin try to change Russia's agricultural system. What changes did Stalin make in society. What were Stalin's purges, and who did they effect....   [tags: Joseph Stalin Essays]

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Bloody Sunday as a Turning Point in the Romanov's Popularity with the Russian People

- Bloody Sunday as a Turning Point in the Romanov's Popularity with the Russian People Nicholas II was made the tsar of Russia in 1894 when his father (Alexander III) died. The Russian tsars had a strong tradition of autocracy and Alexander had followed this strongly. In part, this was due to his father, Nicholas's murder by a Russian political extremist group after he had started an "age of reform". This convinced Alexander to be more repressive than his father. Another reason for his views and opinions was his tutor Konstantin Pobedonostsev, who championed the phrase "orthodoxy, autocracy and nationality"....   [tags: Papers]

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Doctor Zhivago’s Uniquely Realistic Qualities

- Boris Pasternak’s life is heavily influenced by Russians misfortunes during the 20th century. Brunsdale Mitzi describes Boris Pasternak’s life in “Boris Pasternak”: During his childhood, he lives in Moscow before he and his family escape the civil disarray by moving to Germany (par. 2). Later moving back to Moscow, Pasternak witness’s devastation, civil war, and Soviet repression that will plague the rest of his life (Mitzi par. 2 – 5). This brings his family to the decision to move back to Germany; however, not long after Germany and Russia’s peace treaty is broken, forcing a move once again (Mitzi par....   [tags: boris pasternak,russian revolution,russian people]

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The Influence of the Russian Language on Russian Culture

- The Russian language belongs to the Indo-European family, along with other east Slavonic languages Belarusian and Ukrainian. The Russian language, fairly young, came from a common predecessor: Common Slavonic, which was divided as the Slavic people immigrated in around the 5th century AD. Brothers St. Cyril and St. Methodius, in 863 AD were sent to Moravia (currently the Czech Republic) to translate the Gospel into Slavic. This script was later known as the Glagolitic script. The old Cyrillic alphabet had 44 letters, including Greek numerals was adopted by the eastern Slavs; it became the script used by Russians....   [tags: Russian Language Essays]

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The History of the Russian Revolution

- The Russian Revolution is a widely studied and seemingly well understood time in modern, European history, boasting a vast wealth of texts and information from those of the likes of Robert Service, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Allan Bullock, Robert Conquest and Jonathan Reed, to name a few, but none is so widely sourced and so heavily relied upon than that of the account of Leon Trotsky, his book “History of the Russian Revolution” a somewhat firsthand account of the events leading up to the formation of the Soviet Union....   [tags: Russian History ]

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Russian Revolution of 1917

- A great struggle went on in Russia in the early 1900s. The Russian people were being oppressed by the Czarist government, just as African-Americans in the early 20th century were being oppressed by segregation. Just as Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, the Russian people dreamed of revolution. One day they might be able to own their own farms and their own cows. They had a chance to make all this happen one day. The city of Petrograd burst with protest, and the workers opened the doors to freedom and prosperity....   [tags: Russian History ]

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The Russian Revolution : A Result Of The Disregard

- The Russian Revolution: As a result of The Disregard For The Voice of the Russian Civilians The Russian Revolution will be forever remembered as a significant part of Russia’s history due to its significant impact on her government and people.It is agreed apon that Russians did revolt against their government because of the deterioration of the overall economic and social strength of Russia. Famine was at an all time high and civilians struggled to receive supplies during World War I to support their families.Simultaneously, the Duma which was part of Russia’s provisional government created after the first wave of revolution in 1905, was experiencing conflict with Czar Nicholas II over...   [tags: Russia, Russian Empire, Soviet Union]

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The Russian Revolution Of 1917

- To fully understand the Russian Revolution of 1917, people should first of all understand it’s reasons. In 1861, the serfdom in Russia was abolished, many people thought of it as a moment of radical changes. However, peasants’ life did not change much: they still were oppressed and had to work for the landowners, pay taxes, and most important they did not own the land that they worked on. Low classes’ standard of living remain extremely poor. The agrarian reforms of the early 20th century had failed and occurrence of revolts started to increase....   [tags: Russia, Russian Empire, Soviet Union]

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The Russian Tsars' Control of the Kazakh Steppe

- To what extent and in what ways did Russian Tsars control the Kazakh steppe between 1820 and 1890. During political Kazakh khans of three Hordes gave oaths and signed papers of their inclusion to Russian Empire. Although the documents were signed, both sides did not obey them . Empire had not got any actual political power in the beginning of 19th century in Kazakh steppe, and numerous anti-Russian rebellions support this claim. The document of “Ustav o Sibirskih Kirgizah, 1822” made it possible to gain control of the steppe by creating a system with new approach of ‘divide and rule’....   [tags: Russian Empire, Control]

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Yeltsin and Russian History

- There would be no more elections for three years, until the Parliamentary elections of 1999. With the 1998 Russian Financial Crisis and given his old age, it was time for Yeltsin to go. His health had been an issue for years, but he had not been ready to name a successor. Prior to the election, Yeltsin fired his entire cabinet and two prime ministers, eventually landing on Vladimir Putin, who was relatively unknown at the time. After Putin swiftly shut down the Chechen terrorist attack and proclaimed that “Russian Army will chase down the terrorists”, his popularity exploded....   [tags: Russian Financial Crisis, Vladimir Putin]

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Russian Revolution Research Paper : Russia

- Russian Revolution Research Paper Countries with a considerable amount of resources, weapons and soldiers are most optimal to fight in a war. A government that entered into a conflict at a disadvantage of resources and strategy has a higher chance of a negative outcome. Russia showed to be a prime example of a disadvantaged country, as it was not industrialized compared to its opponent countries such as Germany, which was better equipped and stocked with soldiers and proved to be a challenge for the Russian military....   [tags: Russian Empire, Russia, World War I]

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Contemporary Russian Thought

- Trends of Contemporary Russian Thought (1) ABSTRACT: This paper focuses on the most recent period in the development of Russian thought (1960s-1990s). Proceeding from the cyclical patterns of Russian intellectual history, I propose to name it 'the third philosophical awakening.' I define the main tendency of this period as 'the struggle of thought against ideocracy.' I then suggest a classification of main trends in Russian thought of this period: (1) Dialectical materialism in its evolution from late Stalinism to neo-communist mysticism; (2) Neorationalism and Structuralism; (3) Neo-Slavophilism, or the Philosophy of National Spirit; (4) Personalism and Liberalism; (5) Religious Philosoph...   [tags: Russian Culture Essays]

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The Russian Peasant in Pre-Revolutionary Times

- The Russian Peasant in Pre-Revolutionary Times Russia in the late 19th and early 20th century was riddled with social and economic hardships throughout the countryside and inner cities. The Russian peasant was faced with widespread poverty and poor living conditions throughout their entire life. The economic situation and the living conditions drove the peasants and working class to rebel and begin the Russian revolution that would change the face of the country and impact the world forever. The peasants were the lowest ranking social group in Russia....   [tags: Russian History russia Revolution Essays]

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Russian Orthodox Church And The Russian Church

- The Russian Orthodox Church under the Yeltsin years of the Russian Federation was still trying to find its legs after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Without any state ideology to stifle the influence of the Church and the practice of the faith, the Russian Orthodox Church worked to reestablish itself as the pillar of Russian identity that it had maintained for centuries. The rise of the Russian Orthodox Church was unavoidable and undeniable, and it soon became impossible for politicians to deny the influence of the Church....   [tags: Russia, Moscow, Vladimir Putin]

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The Russian Revolution Of The 20th Century

- The Russian Revolution was the most important revolution in the 20th century. This revolution is one of the most important in history. This revolution was against economic oppression meaning the class higher lower and middle were being affected. The main causes of the Russian revolution were the wars that Russia was in which affected the economy. Russia lost most of the wars except for one. These wars caused workers to riot because there pay was low due to the fact most of the money was used for the war....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, Russian Empire]

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The Russian Revolution Of September 1917

- The Russian Revolution The Russian Revolution of March 1917 is one of the most widely studied areas of history. As such, this leads to many discussions of the events surrounding the revolution and leaves a bit of a dispute in how it came to be, as there are many aspects we must question in order to answer this. For instance the role Tsar Nicholas II played in the collapse of his authority in which he exercised poor judgement and an inability to rule during this time (Orlando Figes, pg 19); the extreme discontent from peasants who had long grown tired of the pitiful rations and the oppressive Tsarist regime (S....   [tags: Russian Empire, Russia, Nicholas II of Russia]

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The Russian Revolution Of 1914

- Introduction Russia is generally apportioned the benefit of having introduced a political phenomenon that basically provided an alternative for capitalism; communism. Since this concept was only set in motion at the turn of the 20th century, we can therefore deduce that, to a large extent, Russia is, to most people, synonymous with leaders such as Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev, and Gorbachev. This supposition is entirely based on the premise that the Russian revolution of 1914 inherently altered the socio-cultural and socio-political direction of the nation, bringing into birth a never before envisioned era where Russia was not ruled by the Tsars, but by simple men; men who spoke to and articul...   [tags: Russia, Russian Empire, Peter I of Russia, Tsar]

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Russian Revolution

- Russia had been an autocratic government for 300 years under the Romanov Dynasty before the revolution of 1917. When problems started in the early 1900’s most people were serfs that had been freed about 20 years before. In 1914 during World War One, Czar Nicholas II decided to stay in war with Germany despite what the rest of his country thought. Nicholas posed a distraction from the countries problems. His plan was to keep his soldiers minds off of the horrible living conditions of Russia by staying in war with Germany and starting a war with Japan in hope that he would lead his country to a victory; both wars were lost, giving Russian citizens more to be upset about....   [tags: Russian History]

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Russian Revolution

- During the 1900’s the Russian Government made it extremely hard for the Bolsheviks to progress which made them revolt against the government making this a prime matter for the start of the Revolution. The Czarist government was ostracized by the common people of Russia so Tsar Nicholas II was overthrown by the Provisional Government, whom later on were overthrown by Lenin and shortly after the Bolsheviks took control over Russia. Russia was hard to develop because of the major leaders who had control; Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky....   [tags: Russian History]

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Russia And The Russian Union

- (U) Since the plummet of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), reports of political controversy and conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation have been made in regards to Crimea. On February 28, 2014 Russian Federation Troops assisted by pro-Russian local militia occupied important Crimean sites. On March 21, 2014 the Russian Federations President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty officially making Crimea a part of the Russian Federation. There are many reasons pertaining to why President Vladimir Putin felt the need to annex Crimea from Ukraine....   [tags: Russia, United States, Ukraine, Barack Obama]

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Russia And The Russian Revolution

- In the European belligerent states by 1917, political turmoil was being caused as a result of the total war. Many states feared that they were coming close to a collapse of their government, especially Austria-Hungary. Besides Austria-Hungary’s government being close to a collapse, the Russian government actually experienced a governmental collapse. Russia’s government collapse led to the beginnings of the Russian Revolution, whose impacts were widely noted throughout Europe. The Russian Revolution first started when the Revolution of 1905 failed to bring any changes to Russia....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin]

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Russian Avant-Garde

- Russian Avant-Garde was born at the start of the 20th century out of intellectual and cultural turmoil. Through the analysis of artworks by Aleksandr Rodchenko and El Lissitzky this essay attempts to explore the freedom experienced by artists after the Russian Revolution in 1917. This avant-garde movement was among the boldest and most advanced in Europe. It signified for many artists an end to the past academic conventions as they began to experiment with the notions of space, following the basic elements of colour, shape and line....   [tags: Russian History, Artists, Russian Revolution]

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The Russian Revolution And The Soviet Revolution

- The Russian Revolution consisted of two revolutions fought in Russia in 1917. The first revolution was fought in February 1917 at the same time as WWI which caused Russia many setbacks within their army. Soldiers families were suffering back home and many of the soldiers went back home to help them which led the Russian army into a state of mutiny. The second revolution was fought in October that same year due to continued unrest in the cities of Russia and its government. The Russian Revolution had a great impact on the government and people of Russia, and also the relationship between Russia and the Allies during WWI....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, Vladimir Lenin, World War I]

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The Russian Revolution Of The 20th Century

- At the beginning of the 20th century the Russian Empire had experienced enormous changes. After the October Revolution of 1917-23 it became the first socialist state in the world, taking up around twenty percent of the land area. With arrival of new authorities the policies implemented the country and as a result of began the progress of rapid and widespread industrializations – building factories, laying railways, digging channels, and installing electrification across the whole country. At the same time these changes drastically affected the cultural sphere....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, October Revolution]

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The Political Police And The Russian Government

- Waller focused on the political police in Russia in his article to show even people that are supposed to protect can be bad. During the time of 1912 and on the Russian political police took the importance of the Russia government to the head and became known as the most ruthless, skillful, and comprehensive that it become the standard for totalitarian movement around the world (Waller, 2004). The political police sought to punish but mostly kill those who went against the Russian government (Waller, 2004)....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, Russia, World War II]

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Russian Prince Peter The Great

- Despite the considerable effort put in by Russian Monarch Peter the Great, Russia remains to this day in many ways separate from modern Europe. This is mainly because of the influence of prominent Slavophiles, who were deeply concerned with the preservation of Russian culture in the aftermath of a time when Peter and the Monarchs who followed after him were concerned with the Westernization of Russia. These Slavophiles came into direct conflict with people known as Westernizers who felt that the best way to improve Russia was through the enlightenment teachings, which were at this time popular among scholars in Western Europe....   [tags: Russia, Western culture, Western Europe, Europe]

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Vladimir Lenin And The Russian Era

- Vladimir Lenin “One man with a gun can control 100 without one.” Vladimir Lenin lived an adventurous life full of determined goals. He was well educated and had radical plans to re-organize the Russian Empire. Although many did not support him, he was very successful in his works. During his rule he created a 3 year civil war that took many innocent lives, but he was still able to bring good out of it. Lenin was ruthless and did not care about the bridges he had to burn to achieve what he wanted....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Russia, World War I]

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Russian Working Conditions in the 19th Century

- Russian Working Conditions in the 19th Century Karl Marx drafted The Communist Manifesto with Friedrich Engels in the mid-19th century after living in Moscow and seeing the strife of laborers there. The document was a reflection on the two men’s belief that the wealthier members of society were exploiting the working class. From his experience in Russian society, Marx became concerned with the way that the majority of the “proletariat” class was living. The filthy and inhumane working conditions, the negligible wages, and the way that the employers disrespected their employees, all led to Marx penning The Communist Manifesto....   [tags: Russian History]

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What Sparked the Russian Revolution?

- What Sparked the Russian Revolution. The Russian Revolution took place during difficult time in Russia. These troubles began before World War I and lasted up until 1930's. Russia's population was made up of mostly poor, starving peasants. A small working and middle class began to rise to help industrialize Russia. But a corrupt government made it difficult for Russia to advance. This added to the turmoil. World War I placed a serious hurt on Russia. Although at first it raised national pride and enthusiasm, it quickly drained resources and poorly trained peasants quickly found themselves fighting with no weapons....   [tags: Russian Russia History]

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The Modernization Of The Russian Empire Economically, Politically, And Socially

- Count Sergei Witte (1849-1915) and Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) had sketched out plans for the modernization of the Russian Empire economically, politically, and socially. Lenin was a Russian Communist Revolutionary, the architect of the soviet state. He used Karl Marx as a foundation for his modernization plans. Witte was not a liberal nor a conservative, and held several positions of power. His goals were to be achieved under the existing Russian Empire. The context to the two differing perspectives originates in the historical background of Russia in the early twentieth century....   [tags: Russian Empire, Nicholas II of Russia, Socialism]

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Tolstoy's Three Hermits, His Tradition, and The Russian Orthodox Church

- Throughout his life Lev (Leo) Nikolayevich Tolstoy struggled with his faith and the teachings of the Russian Orthodox Church. Tolstoy had his own ideas and interpretations of morality, teachings of Jesus, and the nature of God himself. He would implant his ideas, philosophy, and morality into his works. Tolstoy wanted to teach his readers something about how to live your life morally straight. In this paper the theme of the nature of prayer is explored in Tolstoy’s short story Three Hermits. That theme of the nature of prayer in Leo Tolstoy’s Three Hermits does not fit well with the Russian Orthodox Christian dogma of his time period....   [tags: Russian literature, philosophy]

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The Russian Revolution

- The Russian Revolution Czarist Russia was a terrible place to live in, controlled by a power hungry csar named Nicholas II. Nicholas II was a power hungry ruler that didn’t care about his people in his country. He became ruler in 1917, before him the Russian royal family had controlled the throne for over 300 years. He would let emotion come in the way of ruling. On May 18, 1868, in Pushkin, Russia Nicholas II was born. He was originally named Nikolai Aleksandrovich Romanov. He was educated by a string of tutors, which included Konstantin Pobedonostsev who was a high-ranking government official....   [tags: power hungry, alexander III, tyrant]

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Nicholas Romanov's Role in the Russian Revolution

- Nicholas Romanov's Role in the Russian Revolution "Nicholas Romanov was an ignorant, incompetent and insensitive leader. His character was the decisive factor in bringing on the revolution" "The last Tsar of Russia was a tragic figure a classic case of being a leader in the wrong place at the wrong time. Nothing within his power could have prevented the forces of change from overtaking Tsarist Russia." To what extent do you agree with these explanations of the collapse of autocracy in Russia....   [tags: Russian Russia History]

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Russian Revolution

- The Russian revolution of February 1917 was a momentous event in the course of Russian history. The causes of the revolution were very critical and even today historians debate on what was the primary cause of the revolution. The revolution began in Petrograd as “a workers’ revolt” in response to bread shortages. It removed Russia from the war and brought about the transformation of the Russian Empire into the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic, replacing Russia’s monarchy with the world’s first Communist state....   [tags: Russia, peasants, working class, agriculture]

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The Russian Avant Garde and the Bolshevik Revolution

- The Russian Avant Garde and the Bolshevik Revolution The Russian Avant Garde began in Russia in about 1915 It was the year that Malevich revealed his Suprematist compositions that reduced painting to total abstraction. and rid the pictures of any reference whatsoever to the visual world. He is credited with being the first artist to do this; that is, forsake the visual world for a world of pure feeling and sensation. This was the first movement originated by Russians and the birth of several other Avant Garde movements....   [tags: Art Russian History]

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The Russian Civil War And The Revolution Of 1917

- The Russian Civil War began in the aftermath of the October Revolution of 1917. While the Revolution itself was almost bloodless, the Civil War that followed was one of the most tragic periods in Russian History . Russia was ruled by a small group of Revolutionaries known the Bolsheviks, whose leaders would inevitably change Russia. The struggle between the Bolsheviks and their enemies shaped the new soviet state and its later development. The causes for the Revolution are deeply rooted in Russian History....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, Vladimir Lenin]

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Russian Intellectual Society in 19th Century

- The end of the 18th century was a period of drastic changes in the political life of Europe. In the 1789, the French Revolution occurred and became a turning point in the history of Europe. Prior to the political changes, the intellectual Europe was engaged in a movement emphasising the importance of reason and rationality. The historical period associated with that time was named the Age of Enlightenment. At the same time, in the second half of the 18th century, Russian intellectual society was also involved into the discussion about the contemporary situation and the future of the people....   [tags: novikov, enlightened russia]

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The Russian Economy And Its Impact On America

- The Russian economy was crippled, the military was in shambles and, Eastern Europe was in the middle of many changes. This was the world not twenty years ago, much different from what it is today. A divided Balkans, a Eurocentric Poland and an economically strong and militarily strong Russia. Since the fall of the CCCP we have seen the face of Europe change, from on the brink of war to the brink of economic dominance. There is only one opposing team to this German led economic powerhouse, Russia....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, United States, Romania]

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From the Russian Empire to the Soviet Union

- 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....   [tags: Russia after World War I]

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Russian Homophobia: It Needs To Stop

- ... In 1933, Article 121 was added to the criminal code. Article 121 outlawed male homosexuality. There was no mention of female homosexuals. In 1936, Justice Commissar Nikolai Krylenko declared at the anti-gay law was aimed at "the remnants of enemies ... who do not wish to admit that they are doomed by history to finally concede their place to us." In 1958, the Interior Ministry sent a secret memo to the law enforcement, saying that they should enforce the anti-gay law more strictly. In 1991, a poll that was taken of Chelyabinsk reveled Russian thoughts on homosexuality....   [tags: lgbt community, homosexuality]

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The Russian Revolutions Of 1917 And The French Beginning

- The Russian Revolutions of 1917 and the French beginning in 1789 were more similar than many would expect. In both revolutions, the unhappy oppressed people wanting more political rights, the use of terror in and attempt to force the people to join them, and the struggle of power in the country during the transition. The February Revolution in Russian occurred for many reasons, some being that Russia was losing WWI, there was a weak Czar in power, and that the people lacked of political rights....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin]

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Karl Marx and The Russian Revolution

- ... Leon Trotsky played a major role in the seizure of power by the Bolsheviks. He was second in importance only to Vladimir Lenin at the beginnings of soviet rule. Trotsky was first a member of the Menshevik faction, but eventually joined the Bolsheviks and is attributed to his role in the communist appropriation of power. After Lenin died, there was a power struggle between Trotsky and Stalin for leadership of the Soviet Union. Trotsky lost and was exiled, then assassinated. Bolsheviks were members of a section of the Russian Social-Democratic Worker’s party....   [tags: communist league, socialistic views]

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A Discussion Of The Events That Inspired A Russian Masterpiece

- Ahkmatova’s Requiem: A Discussion of the Events that Inspired a Russian Masterpiece Few authors can convey the raw emotion of world changing events in such a moving and simplistic fashion. Anna Ahkmatova is able to capture this through her almost tangible use of imagery. Her words can transport the reader through time, allowing them to feel the same pain and fear she survived in Russia during Stalin’s reign of terror. Ahkmatova’s writing is known for its abrupt changes in point of view, and quickly shifting stanzas....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, Saint Petersburg, Poetry]

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Changes Brought by The Russian Revolution

- The Russian Revolution Made a immense change for the best for its people. The Everyday sadness of the people of Russia grew as the rich got richer and the poor got poorer. With World war l taking place and Russia being involved many Russians were being killed by the Germans. Millions of casualties and starvation all across Russia caused the Russian people to become frus-trated. Under the control of Czar Nicholas II the people were hoping for a change. Russian be-came furious wanting Nicholas out blaming him for what was going on in their country without getting assistance by their ruler....   [tags: rich, poor, The Bolsheviks ]

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The Russian Tsardom Of 1860

- The Russian Tsardom of 1860 was increasingly desperate of reforms and more so the creation of an Imperium was necessary since western historian and soviet scholar believed that the feudal world was becoming inevitable. In fact, researchers such as Smith have shrewdly pointed that within the soviet culture and achievement of reforms of the 1860s; have been less highly valued than in our bourgeois world 176. The great reforms aimed at balancing interests of different social groups – feudalism even though this failed and in fact, capitalism took place....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Marxism]

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- Conflict occurs when there is disagreement among individuals, groups, communities, and countries. There is a risk to their need, interests or concerns as a result of a disagreement. This is a condition in which people receive a threat such as physical, emotional, political, status and so on. On the basis of their values, culture, beliefs, experience, and gender they filter their perceptions. It is possible to recognize new opportunities by transforming conflict into a creative learning experience....   [tags: single economic deal, EU, disagreement]

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- Organized crime, although not easily defined, is a topic of discussion by people all around the world (Hagan, 2006). While everyone should be intellectually responsible for exposing deceits, it is difficult to do so when it is unknown what data is accurate. Society suffers from the lack of understanding, yet, since contradictory information subsists, speculations will continue to stem from the misunderstandings, leaving countless questions unanswered. Fundamentally and historically, there are wide-ranging rationalizations regarding the operations of organized crime groups, yet it is a matter that may never entirely reveal its truth....   [tags: Organized crime, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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- “Russian Culture” When we hear the term Russian culture many Americans tend to have negative thoughts like the cold war, their government ruling with an iron hand, and the Red Scare. These thoughts do not do the justice to the Russian people or to their long history as a people dating back to INSERT DATE. One of the major themes throughout Russian history and this course is the idea that the Russian people value intangible things more than the tangible. The Russian people have a long rich heritage, they are deep in there Christian faith, and they pride themselves on hospitality and value there community, families, and fellow Russian people....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]

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- I clearly remember the first time I stepped into a Christian Bible preaching church. It was actually the first time that I had ever been in any church besides the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, which I only visited once. Growing up as an orphan in Krasnodar, Russia, for the first six years of life did not give me a chance to attend a church. When my adoptive parents brought me to First Baptist Church of Fremont, on November 12, 1999, I was exposed to a true Bible living world. As life moved on for me, I have found myself wondering more than once what my homeland religion really believes....   [tags: Religion]

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- Since the days of Peter the Great, the Russian Orthodox Church was directed by a religious governing body known as the Holy Synod. Representatives of the Holy Synod were appointed by the Tsar; however, Tsar Nicholas II’s reign was considered so draconian the Orthodox leaders encouraged the revolution. For years, the Russian Orthodox Church had a continuous relationship with the Tsars in opposition to the liberals. Perilously, the Bolsheviks were persistent in their antagonism toward religion. Included in their atheist ideology was a rejection of religion, which, in the words of Karl Marx, was “the opiate of the masses.” The revolution of 1917 proposed religious freedom, hence the church saw...   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, October Revolution]

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- 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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- The Fundamental Causes of the Russian Revolution The fundamental causes of the Russian Revolution were the direct consequence of a dreadfully long period of suppression of the Russian people combined with a prolonged instability of the Russian government. For centuries, czarist regimes forced their strict demands upon the populace by exerting their unilateral power, with no moral consideration for human life or freedom. At the same time, to maintain its status as a great power, the Tsar promoted higher education....   [tags: Papers]

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