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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]

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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]

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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]

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Leonhard Euler

- Leonhard Euler Leonhard Euler, (born April 15, 1707, died Sept. 18, 1783), was the most prolific mathematician in history. His 866 books and articles represent about one third of the entire body of research on mathematics, theoretical physics, and engineering mechanics published between 1726 and 1800. In pure mathematics, he integrated Leibniz's differential calculus and Newton's method of fluxions into mathematical analysis; refined the notion of a function; made common many mathematical notations, including e, i, the pi symbol, and the sigma symbol; and laid the foundation for the theory of special functions, introducing the beta and gamma transcendal functions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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War And Peace

- The book “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy is a story about the lives of the Russian royal family from 1805 to 1815. This book describes things and events that happened during the war. The story begins at a cocktail party being held at the home of Anna Pavolvna in St. Petersburg. Most of the action, however takes place in Moscow, at the home of the Rostov family, and the battle front in the war with Napoleon. Their are the good people and the bad people. The good people being Natasha Rostov, a teenage girl who grows and matures throughout the book and Pierre Bezuhov, the son of Kirill Vladmirovitch Bezuhov, who speaks much of the novel expressing his purpose on earth....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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Huckleberry Finn Book Report

- THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN AUTHOR’S SKETCH Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri. When Samuel Clemens was four years old, his family moved to Hannibal, Missouri, where he spent his childhood. Clemens first approach to literature was through typesetting for a newspaper in 1851. At the time Orion, his brother, was a newspaper publisher in Hannibal. From 1857 until 1861, he served as the pilot of a riverboat on the Mississippi River....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Peter The Great

- In 1682, Sophia Romanov sent her palace guards to get rid of her “heirs” and other conflicts with her reign. Luckily, her two brothers 16 year old Ivan, and 10 year old Peter escaped with there step-mother. Later on, Sophia declared that both Peter and Ivan are the czars of Russia. In 1689, Sophia lost the mobility of her legs. She had her guards, once again try and kill Peter. The guards, realizing that Peter was in communication with the Gods, didn’t touch Peter for they feared the wrath of God would get them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Catherine The Great

- Catherine The Great Russian in full YEKATERINA ALEKSEYEVNA, byname CATHERINE THE GREAT, Russian YEKATERINA VELIKAYA, original name SOPHIE FRIEDERIKE AUGUSTE, PRINZESSIN (PRINCESS) VON ANHALT-ZERBST, German-born empress of Russia (1762-96), who led her country into full participation in the political and cultural life of Europe, carrying on the work begun by Peter the Great. With her ministers she reorganized the administration and law of the Russian Empire and extended Russian territory, adding the Crimea and much of Poland....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Fyodor Dostoyevsky

- "Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid," Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dostoevsky was a well accomplished Russian author with a style unique to himself. He lived a very hard life starting from the time he was a young boy in St. Petersburg. He lived his teen years in a boarding school until he was sent off to an Army Engineering Academy with his older brothers. His young adult years were spent in a prison cell and serving in his country's army. His real art began when he was discharged from the army for the second time in March 18, 1859....   [tags: Biography Russian Writer Dostoyevsky]

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Taras Shevchenko

- Taras Shevchenko Taras Shevchenko was born to Hryhoriy and Kateryna Hrushivsky-Shevchenko on 25 February 1814. Growing up in poverty and misery, Taras managed to maintain his spirits and continue to be curious of the world and those around him (4). His father was a great influence to him. He was well known around the village for his practical knowledge and intelligence. Hryhoriy stressed the importance of literacy to his children during their school days. Despite the weekly beatings of the pupils, in agreement with the old academic tradition, Taras was an energetic student and a fast learner (4)....   [tags: Art Artist Research Essays]

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- George Balanchine was born in St. Petersburg on Jan 22, 1904, into a very musical family and began studying the piano at age 5. He had a classical education in acting and dance training, beginning at age 9, from the Imperial Theater School in St. Petersburg. It was originally thought that young Georgi would become one of the Tsar's cadets, so it was with the thought that if things didn't work out at the ballet school he could always join the army. In fact, in his first year he was not at all thrilled by what he was learning....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- 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]

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- Chicago has been the fastest growing city of the world. “The city of the Century” is the name given to this historic city. It is a great city of the greatest people who devoted almost their whole life to this city. Jane Addams, Florence Kelley, Clarence Darrow, Mary McDowell, Thorstein Veblen, Albert Parsons, Ida B. Wells, George Pullman, Louis Sullivan and Danker Adler are few of the people among them. No large city even Peter the Great’s St. Petersburg had ever grown as fast as Chicago. Right from the beginning, the city was envisioned....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Impact of Prison on Fyodor Dostoevsky's Poor Folk, The Double, and The Idiot

- Impact of Prison on Fyodor Dostoevsky's Poor Folk, The Double, and The Idiot Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky is perhaps one of the most well known but least understood authors from the nineteenth century. His life was one full of misfortune and suffering; his works filled with religious pondering and philosophical discussions. Dostoevsky's life experiences were integrated into the characters in his pieces, both in terms of personality and ideology. An especially important turning point in his life was his arrest and imprisonment at the age of twenty-seven, shortly after the beginning of his writing career....   [tags: Dostoevsky Poor Folk Essays]

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Boys Will be Boys in Tom Sawyer

- Boys Will be Boys in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” Mark Twain uses “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” to reveal his own childhood; thus, many specifics in the book, such as the characters and the setting are very dear to his heart. It is the story about life in a boy’s world, and it discloses the feelings of Mark Twain concerning his boyhood, his town, and the people there. The time period is about two decades before the Civil War, and the setting is in St. Petersburg, Missouri, a small village on the Mississippi River....   [tags: Tom Sawyer Essays]

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Maksym Berezovsky

- Maksym Berezovsky People are heroes in their own countries for different reasons. George Washington in the United States for being the first president and helping win independence, Ghandi in India for peacefull leadership, Churchill in Britian for his leadership, and Maksym Berezovsky in Ukraine. Berezovsky was not a war hero or a political figure. He was the first Ukrainian to be known throughout Europe.[2] He was the first Ukrainian to compose a symphony, opera and violin sonata.[3] To be considered the first is a special honor that he did not reieve until 2002 when a sonata of his was found in the Vatican by Steven Fox.[4] Some people say that only men of great genius can w...   [tags: Musician Music Berezovsky Ukranian Essays]

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Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev

- Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev Dmitri Mendeleev was one of the most famous modern-day scientists of all time who contributed greatly to the world’s fields of science, technology, and politics. He helped modernize the world and set it farther ahead into the future. Mendeleev also made studying chemistry easier, by creating a table with the elements and the atomic weights of them put in order by their properties. Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev was born in Tobolsk, Siberia, on February 7, 1834. The blonde-haired, blue-eyed boy was the son of Maria Dmitrievna Korniliev and Ivan Pavlovitch Mendeleev and the youngest of 14 children....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Crime and Punishment Quotes

- 1. “…all is in a man's hands and he lets it all slip from cowardice, that's an axiom. It would be interesting to know what it is men are most afraid of.” –Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov By saying this Raskolnikov suggests that men are capable of doing whatever they wish, and the only thing that holds them back are their fears. Because of this Raskolnikov wonders what man’s greatest fear is, and with that comes the one thing that no man is capable of doing. 2. “…for though Pyotr Petrovitch has been so kind as to undertake part of the expenses of the journey, that is to say, he has taken upon himself the conveyance of our bags and big trunks.” -Pulcheria Alexandrovna Raskolnikov This...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Peter Kropotkin

- Peter Kropotkin Peter Kropotkin was a major anarchist thinker of the 19th century. His ideals have spread worldwide and have greatly influenced many of today’s political structures. His passionate vision has been a major influence many controversial wars and political debates around the globe. He was a fearless revolutionary with an intense desire for change. Kropotkin’s strong example is one we should all make an effort to follow as we are now approaching new changes within the 21st century. Kropotkin’s Life While researching further on Kropotkin’s life, I discovered that he was not exactly raised as I would expect from such a radical anarchist thinker....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Review of Rachmaninov

- Rachmaninov - Suites Op. 5 & Op. 17 - Symphonic Dances Op. 45 TELDEC Classics International (Catalog #: 9031-74717-2) Martha Argerich (Piano), Alexandre Rabinovitch (Piano) Suite No. 1 “Fantaisie-tableaux” - Barcarolle, La nuit…L’amour, Les larmes, Paques. (Also on recording) Suite No. 2 - Introduction, Valse, Romance, Tarantella. Symphonic Dances - Non Allegro, Andante con moto, Lento assai. Sergei Rachmaninov was born on April 1, 1873 in Russia. As a child Rachmaninov had an extraordinary talent at the piano....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a timeless American classic which set the tone for all other American literature to follow. The story opens up a window into the life of the American People before the Civil War. The lessons that this book presents can give the reader a deeper understanding of what existence was like along the Mississippi River over two hundred years ago. This is a novel which is full of thrilling adventure; personally, I enjoy adventure, which is the reason why I chose this book....   [tags: essays research papers]

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U.S. Russia Relations

- Russia, a vast country with a wealth of natural resources, a well, educated population, and diverse industrial base, continues to experience, formidable difficulties in moving from its old centrally planned economy to a modern market economy. President Yeltsin's government has made substantial strides in converting to a market economy since launching its economic reform program in January 1992 by freeing nearly all prices, slashing defense spending, eliminating the old centralized distribution system, completing an ambitious voucher privatization program, establishing private financial institutions, and decentralizing trade....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fyodor Dostoevsky

- Fyodor Dostoevsky, the second of seven children was born on October 30, 1821, in Moscow, Russia. Shortly after his mother died of tuberculosis in 1837, he and his brother Mikhail were sent to the Military Engineering Academy in St.Petersburg. On a sidenote, while not known for certain, it is believed that Mikhail Dostoevsky was murdered by his own serfs, who reportedly became enraged during one of Mikhail's drunken fits of violence, restrained him, and poured vodka into his mouth until he drowned....   [tags: Biography Author Writer Russian]

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Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime And Punishment

- Life is a wheel rolling inexorably forward through the temporal realm of existence. There are those that succumb to its motion and there are a certain few, like Christ and Napoleon, who temporarily grasp the wheel and shape all life around them. "Normal" people accept their positions in life and are bound by law and morality. Extraordinary people, on the other hand, supersede the law and forge the direction and progress of society. Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, is the story of a group of people caught beneath the wheel and their different reactions to their predicament....   [tags: Crime and Punishment Essays]

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Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime And Punishment

- Crime And Punishment Section 1: Significance of Title The title Crime and Punishment is significant in the fact that Raskolnikov the main character commits and crime and faces punishment. This punishment is not just going to prison but psychological punishment too. His action haunts him the whole story. He does eventually go to jail though. This book shows that if someone commit’s a crime they will face punishment of some kind. Section 2: Author The author Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote his book Crime and Punishment from life experiences....   [tags: Crime and Punishment Essays]

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The Adventure Of Tom Sawyer

- The adventure of Tom Sawyer The adventure of Tom Sawyer is a novel by Mark Twain published in 1876. Being one of the most well-know names of American writers in China, Mark Twain is the pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), who is best known for his humorous and satirical writings. The great American humorist and storyteller was born in Florida, Missouri in 1835 and brought up near a small Mississippi river town Hannibal, which serves as the model of St. Petersburg, the idyllic town where the story of the adventure of Tom Sawyer unfolds....   [tags: Mark Twain]

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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]

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Alexander Pushkin And Fictionising History

- PROBLEM - Exploring the works of Alexander Pushkin as texts that are celebrated as popular, nationalist literature at one end, and on the other as heralding the genre of historical fiction in the Russian Literary Tradition. HYPOTHESIS - To examine Alexander Pushkin’s ‘The Bronze horseman’ and as literary text that is both heavily popular, and at the same time, documents both fiction and history in the Russian Romantic Tradition. INTRODUCTION –The practice of fictionalising history and on the reverse historicising fiction is not a new phenomenon in literary traditions of the world....   [tags: Russian Poet Pushkin Poetry]

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Living at Treasure Island

- Living at Treasure Island Just imagine that you are sitting on the beach, smelling the salt air, and feeling the cool breeze. The sun is slowly melting into the ocean and the sky is the shade of bright purple that can only be seen at dusk. It has been a long, hot day in the s un, and it feels nice to finally let it end. This is what living in Treasure Island, Florida is all about. Treasure Island is a small community inside St. Petersburg, Florida. The island is only seven miles long and a half-mile wide....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples]

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Interview with Lenin

- Interview with Lenin Question: What were the historic events that led up to revolution, and why did you become involved in revolution. Lenin’s answer: To answer this question we have to go way back in 1812, when Napoleon came to Russia. Russian people stood up and fought against the invader by burning the villages and supplies, thus helping Czar Alexander I. After such sacrifice, people were not rewarded for their devotion to the Czar. In December of 1825 in St. Petersburg, Russia, a group of military officials staged a revolt against Tsar Nicholas I....   [tags: Russian History]

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Alfred Nobel

- The inventor of dynamite was a very important roll to take part in. The ultimate inventor of it was a mane named Alfred Nobel. Before dynamite, miners had to use nitrogen to blow holes in rock and other things. However it is too volatile and can explode incredibly easily. Alfred changed all this.   Alfred Nobel was born on October 21st 1833 in Stockholm. He studied their until1842 when his family moved to St. Petersburg in Russia. Since his father was an influential inventor and industrialist the family moved from country to country....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gabriel Prosser

- “ The sky flushed as they put him in the cart, and suddenly Gabriel thought of others, the ones who were to follow him, the ones who waited in their cells because of his leadership, these and others, others, and still others, a world of others who were to follow”( Gabriel’s Rebellion). Gabriel Prosser was a slave leader who in 1800 proposed a plan to liberate slaves. Gabriel drew up a plan to free his fellow slaves in Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding countryside. Gabriel was a blacksmith, working in Brookfield and in Richmond, who had learned to read and write....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Genet Affair and Neutrality Proclamation

- Washington’s Neutrality Proclamation and the Genêt Affair Edmond Charles Édouard Genêt (1763-1834) had been a representative for France in Vienna, St. Petersburg, and Berlin just before the French Revolution. A short time later, in 1792, he was removed from his position in Russia because of his revolutionary passions. At this time, Americans were following the French Revolution very closely, but France’s declaration of war on Great Britain hadn’t greatly affected American politics, yet. This changed in 1972, when none other than Edmond Charles Genêt was chosen to serve as the new French envoy to the United States....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Communist Russia World History Study Guide

-  Communist Russia World History Study Guide  The People and the State In March 1917, as the people of Russia demonstrated against the hunger and privations brought by World War I, the tsar of the Russian Empire gave up his throne. A provisional government took power in St. Petersburg, the imperial capital. Seven months later, the Bolshevik wing of the Russian Socialist Party led the overthrow of the provisional government. Under Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov, known to history by his revolutionary name of Lenin, the Bolsheviks transformed Russia into a socialist state, modeled on the ideas of the nineteenth-century writers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sergei Rachmaninoff

- Probably the most revered of Rachmaninoff’s compositions is the Second Piano Concerto, a work whose existence is attributed to the auto-suggestion therapy of a Dr. Nicholas Dahl. Rachmaninoff’s need for the good doctor’s services came about in this manner: in 1897, the composer was in the throes of despair over the failure of his First Symphony at its premiere at St. Petersburg. Nothing, not even subsequent success in London in his unusual triple role of pianist, conductor, and composer, could dispel the agony of the defeat....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol

- Arthur Ashe once said, “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however makes a life.” Such is the case in Nikolai Gogol’s short story The Overcoat. Gogol takes a man without a friend in the world and gives him a new overcoat. The new overcoat represents a new life and a new identity for the man and instantaneously he is much happier. The man, Akaky Akakievich, basis his “new life” upon the love that he gives to his overcoat, and what he feels it gives him in return. Before long, Akaky begins to care more about his beautiful coat and less about the people around him....   [tags: The Overcoat, Nikolai Gogol]

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Emma Goldman

- Emma Goldman Emma Goldman was an anarchist, propagandist and most of all a feminist. She was born in Kovno, Lithuania. She moved with her family to St. Petersburg, Russia (1882), where she worked in a glove factory and absorbed the prevailing radical-revolutionary ideas. She emigrated to America (1885), worked in a Rochester, N.Y., garment factory, and was briefly married to a fellow worker. Angered by the execution of those connected with the Haymarket bombing in Chicago (1886), she began to identify with anarchists; she moved to New York City, became a disciple of Johann Most, and became intimately involved with the anarchist Alexander Berkman, whom she also assisted in planning his fa...   [tags: Biography]

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Benedict Arnold

- Benedict Arnold Benedict Arnold was different: a military hero for both sides in the same war. No general was more imaginative that Arnold, no field officer more daring, no soldier more courageous, yet Arnold is known, not as a hero is but as a villain. A military traitor who, as commander of the American fort at West Point, New York, in 1780, schemed to hand it over to the British. This all came about following his promotion to commander of Philadelphia in 1778, after being crippled when his leg was pinned beneath his horse during battle....   [tags: Papers]

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The Extent to Which Nicholas the Second was the Cause of the 1905 Revolution

- The Extent to Which Nicholas the Second was the Cause of the 1905 Revolution Nicholas II faced many problems at the beginning of his reign which were magnified because of his incomplete training in becoming tsar. The main problems facing him were that the zemstvas wanted more power and a growth in opposition. He rejected the first “problem” and as such, a number of political parties, both moderate and violent came into being. The 1905 revolution had two catalysts which were Bloody Sunday and the fact that Nicholas II only offered the liberals a consultative assembly when they wanted a legislative assembly as well....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Free Essays - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a renowned novel by Mark Twain, is the story of a young boy, who, in a desperate attempt to escape his abusive and poverty stricken home, escapes and seeks help with the Mississippi River, where he experiences many different trials. The novel was finally published in 1885, being written on spurts of inspiration interrupted by long periods during which it sat on the author’s desk. Now it is published in at least twenty-seven languages. Samuel Clemens, the name that lies under the pen name of Mark Twain, was born in Missouri in 1835....   [tags: Adventures Huckleberry Huck Finn Essays]

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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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Technology and Medicine

- Technology and Medicine Technology has had a great impact on society when it comes to medicine. Medical technology has been around since the cave man began using rocks as tools to perform trephening. Since then there has been many new advancements in medicine due to technology. From painless needles to robots used for surgeries technology is around to stay. Painless needles are one way technology is improving society. Needles are always scaring young children and even adults. Now with the new painless needle pediatricians can give vaccinations pain free....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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Classic Tales Of Tom Sawyer

- Classic Tales of Tom Sawyer Grudgingly going through the motions of reading page after page of a book while pretending to be interested is not a pleasurable way to spend time. Reading a book with a weak plot, dull setting, and lifeless characters requires much effort. Unfortunately, many books are like this. Some books are not as difficult to read and enjoy, but only a tiny percentage of books deserve enough to wear the classification of “classic,” like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Huck Finn

- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a story about a young boy who is very wild at the beginning and tries to become “civilized”. The story is set in the middle 1800’s in the town of St. Petersburg, Missouri. The story begins as with Huck running away from home. His buddy Tom Sawyer tells him if he goes home, Huck can be in a band of robbers. So he goes home. The Widow Douglas, who adopted Huck, tries to teach him about Moses....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Richard Gatling - The Gatling Gun

- Richard Jordan Gatling was born in January 1818 in Winton North Carolina, and died at the age of 85 in 1903. Gatling's career as an inventor began when he assisted his father in the construction of machines for sowing cottonseeds, and also for thinning cotton plants. He spent a lot of time in the fields with his father who helped him build some of his inventions. Richard Jordan Gatling was a medical doctor with numerous patents for his farm equipment inventions. To his credit he came up with the famous 1862-model Revolving Battery Gun, that is now referred to as the Gatling gun....   [tags: essays research papers]

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HuckleBerry Finn Character List

- HuckleBerry Finn Character List He is the protagonist and narrator of the novel. Huck is a thirteen-year-old boy. Huck is dirty and frequently homeless. He was constantly forced to survive on his own wits. But Huck is thoughtful, “street smart” rather than “book smart”. In fact he was uneducated. He was always an outcast, he was willing to come to his own conclusions about important stuff, even if the conclusions frequently contradicted society's norms. Huck was easily influenced by others, particularly by his friend Tom....   [tags: essays papers]

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Cayleys Sextic

- Cayleys Sextic The curve, Cayley’s Sextic can be described by the Cartesian equation: 4(x^2 + y^2 – ax)^3 = 27a^2(x^2 + y^2)^2. It is the involute of a nephroiod curve because of its slight kidney shape and because they are parallel curves. This curve was first discovered by a mathematician by the name of Colin Maclaurin. Maclaurin who was born in February of 1698, became a student at Glasgow University in Scotland during his early teen years. It was here that he discovered his abilities in mathematics and began working towards a future in geometry and mathematics....   [tags: Papers]

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What Lenin Means When He Says that the 1905 Revolution was a Dress Rehearsal

- What Lenin Means When He Says that the 1905 Revolution was a Dress Rehearsal Lenin believed that a number of specific requirements (relating to his adaptations of Marx) needed to be fulfilled by the separate social classes and the Bolsheviks themselves. The main reason why the 1905 revolution was deemed to be a dress rehearsal by Lenin was because there was no unity between the masses and the political parties and no unity within the political parties themselves. Although the political parties shared the same ultimate goal of overthrowing the existing order of autocracy, they were divided from one another....   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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The Beginnings of Commercial Air Travel

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Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev's Contributions to Science

- ... At the age of 13, after the passing of his father and the destruction of his mother's factory in 1849, his mother took Mendeleev across the entire state of Russia from Siberia to Moscoew with the aim of getting Mendeleev a higher education. The university in Moscow did not accept him. The mother and son continued to St. Petersburg to the father's alma mater. The now poor Mendeleev family relocated to Saint Petersburg , where he entered the Main Pedagogical Institute in 1850. After graduation, he contracted tuberculosis causing him to move to the Crimean Peninsula on the northern coast of hte Black Sea in 1855....   [tags: elements, periodic table, mass]

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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]

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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]

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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, ]

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The American Life in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

- ... The overall simplicity of life in St. Petersburg is present throughout the novel and elaborated quite a lot. Life was innocent and simple in the time and very diverse due to it being the south for example, “White, mulatto, and negro boys and girls were always there waiting their turns, resting, trading playthings, quarrelling, fighting, skylarking.” The life was pleasant and in any rural town there will always be strict discipline. The discipline is expressed by when Tom’s teacher beats him, The master's arm performed until it was tired and the stock of switches notably diminished”....   [tags: idyllic, era, south, life]

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Tom Sawyer vs Huck Finn

- Even though Tom Sawyer might be “civilized” and a socially accepted boy, Huck is a better person because he knows that slavery is wrong and he is more rational and reasonable. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain shows this many different situations in which the uncivilized person, Huck, is actually the civilized person, and also is more of a realistic and reasonable.       One example of how Huck is more of a realistic person is when they form a gang and are going to rob a large caravan that is supposed pass by; when in reality they were going to rob a Sunday school....   [tags: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn]

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Visions of Hell in the Final Decades of Russia

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The Occurrence of the 1905 Revolution and the Ineptitude of Tsar Nicholas II

- The Occurrence of the 1905 Revolution and the Ineptitude of Tsar Nicholas II The 1905 Revolution in Russia occurred because of a variety of long and short term causes, which led to the Tsar to lose the support of his people. These causes comprised of the economic hardship in Russia, the refusal of the government to broaden their representation, the military failure, and the mishandling of the 1905 crisis, "Bloody Sunday." However, the underlying factor in all of these causes is the ineptitude of Tsar Nicholas II, as he held supreme autocratic power, and so would have been able to avoid revolution by permitting reforms....   [tags: Papers]

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Tsar Nicholas 2nd's Survival of The 1905 Revolution

- Tsar Nicholas 2nd's Survival of The 1905 Revolution There are several factors that help our understanding of how the tsar and his regime endured the turmoil of the 1905 revolution. However, one thing is for sure, after the uprising and swift, brutal suppression of the revolutionaries on the 22nd of January 1905 outside the gates of the Winter Palace, the Nicholas 2nd and his administration received a drastic wake up call. Even though the monarchy received a hard slap on this day, the tsar himself was in no immediate danger; the ignorance of the instigator, Father Gapon, ensured that he didn’t even know that the tsar was not occupying the Palace at this time....   [tags: Papers]

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The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

- Mark Twain uses the story to reveal his own childhood; as a result, many details in the book, such as the characters and the setting are very dear to his heart. The story is about life in a boy's world, it tells about the feelings Mark Twain had regarding his childhood, his town, and the people that lived there. The time period is about twenty years before the Civil War, and the setting is in St. Petersburg, Missouri, a small community on the Mississippi River. The main character in the book is Tom Sawyer....   [tags: Mark Twain Tom Sawyer]

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Huck Finn's View of Society

- In the mid-1800s, many things were seemingly straightforward. Pretty much everyone in society had no problem owning slaves, because slaves supposedly had no importance of their own and, frankly, had no use outside of labor. People also saw fit to do whatever the Bible preached was right, whether it caused harm to others or not, just so that they could justify it to themselves and others that they had good morals. Yet there were some people in this society that did not understand how all of that worked out, because their conscience was telling them otherwise....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Leonhard Euler's Life and Accomplishments

- Leonhard Euler was born in Basel, Switzerland as the first born child of Paul Euler and Marguerite Brucker on April 15, 1707. Euler’s formal education started in Basel where he was sent to live with his maternal grandmother on his father’s orders. Euler's father wanted his son to follow him in working for the church and sent him to the University of Basel to prepare him in becoming a pastor. He entered the University in 1720 to gain general knowledge before moving on to more advanced studies. Euler’s pastime was used for studying theology, Greek, and Hebrew in order to become a pastor like his father....   [tags: bernoulli, mathematician, euler-bernoulli]

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The Character of Luzhin in Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Abolute Monarchs

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Ulysses S. Grant

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Haute Cuisine and Antonin Careme

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African Americans in the Civil War

- Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letter, U.S., let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pocket, there is no power on earth that can deny that he has earned the right to citizenship." --Frederick Douglass African-Americans in the Civil war were not treated with respect. They were slaves to white people, and to me that's not right. During the Civil war they worked on plantations owned by rich white people. Some were nice and some were harsh....   [tags: Civil Rights]

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Peter the Great: A Positive Role Model

- Up to the 1700s, Russia made little advancement in technology or economy. The majority of the vast country was still living in medieval conditions, otherwise known as the Dark Ages, in which most were not educated and the army consisted of drafted villagers (Trueman, “Military Reform”). While many of the European countries had voyagers and aspiring scientists, Russia was falling behind. Peter the Great rose to make a change in Russian history. He proved himself as an ambitious leader and is a positive role model in regard to his great accomplishments in revolutionizing Russia....   [tags: European Culture, Reforms]

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

- ... Buck Grangerford, one of the sons, forms a special bond with Huck when they first meet. Incidentally, the Grangerfords have had a feud with the Shepherdsons for over 30 years. It’s dramatically ironic that the families’ kindness is overshadowed with violence contributing to the long lasting feud. Buck admits, “Well, if they’d ‘a’ ben some, [Shepherdsons] I reckon’d a got one.” (p.97) The plot twist then arises, and the daughter, Sophia Grangerford elopes with Harney Shepherdson. A battle takes place after the incident, resulting in the death of all the Grangerfords, and the departure of Huck after being stuck between the two families during the fight....   [tags: criticizing 'sivilized' society]

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St. Petersburg: The Myth and the City

- ... An incredible sequence of events unrolled before his eyes. A carriage stopped at the house entrance. Its door opened. A uniformed gentleman appeared. Stooping, he jumped out of the carriage, ran up the steps and entered the house. A combination of horror and amazement swept over Kovalev when he recognized the stranger as his own nose. At this eerie sight, everything swayed before his eyes. But although he could hardly stand on his feet, he felt compelled to wait until the nose returned to the carriage....   [tags: nose, overcoat, russia]

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Great Music Composer: Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky

- Pyotr ilich Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840 in Viatka Province; its located 600 miles from Moscow. He was the second child of Ilia Petrovich Tchaikovsky, and Aleksandra Andrevievna Tchaikovsky. Pyotr had two sisters and four brothers; he was only close to two of his siblings Aleksandra, and the twins Modest, and Anatolii. Tchaikovsky was very impressionable growing up, and with his very emotional surroundings made him to the person he grew up to be. His interests in music were supported by his parents and he was given piano lessons at the age of five....   [tags: St. Petersburg conservatory]

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St. Petersburg: The Myth and the City Explained in Pushkin’s “The Bronze Horseman” and Gogol’s “Nevsky Prospect”

- ... A view of Nevsky Prospect becomes provides a window into a miniature version of St. Petersburg. The story opens with a larger picture of the life on Nevsky Prospect with all its richness and complexity. Then, in the second part, Gogol follows two characters who give readers insight into the detailed lives of the people who roam the city, enabling us to see the darkness behind the colorful picture painted in the first part. We experience the city in two ways: First as an onlooker, walking the streets and becoming familiar with the general city; then the view is shifted, and readers venture into its depths and watch how individuals lead their lives....   [tags: life, complexity, classes]

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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]

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Dmitri Mendeleev: The Father of Modern Chemistry

- Dmitri Mendeleev was a Russian chemist that made many breakthroughs is science. He is mostly known for creating the periodic table. Mendeleev’s work is still used today worldwide. Most of Mendeleev’s life was a struggle but he overcame all of them to become one of the world’s greatest scientists Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev was born on February 8 1834 in the small village of Verckhine right outside of Siberia. His parents were Ivan and Maria Mendeleev. Dmitri had between eleven and seventeen siblings but nobody knows the exact number....   [tags: Russian chemist, science, biography]

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Biography of Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev

- ... He graduated in 1855, where he won a gold medal for being first in his class. After a few years, Mendeleev’s thesis On Specific Volumes and The Structure of Siliceous Combinations, resulted in him being able to teach theoretical and organic chemistry at the University of St. Petersburg. Close to the end of the 1850s, Mendeleev studied abroad. Ventured to Heidelberg University in Sorbonne. Mendeleev built a lab there, and that is where he focused on molecular cohesion of capillarity and surface tension, alongside German chemist Robert Bunsen....   [tags: chemistry, periodic table, elements]

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- [IMAGE] A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF PERIODIC TABLE Although Dmitri Mendeleev is often considered the "father" of the periodic table, the work of many scientists contributed to its present form. [IMAGE] In the Beginning A necessary prerequisite to the construction of the periodic table was the discovery of the individual elements. Although elements such as gold, silver, tin, copper, lead and mercury have been known since antiquity, the first scientific discovery of an element occurred in 1649 when Hennig Brand discovered phosphorous....   [tags: Papers]

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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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