The 1 st Czar of Russia was Ivan the Terrible His actual coronation thrown
From 1547-1560 Ivan expanded the Russian Empire. He is called Ivan the Terrible because he formed a secret police that wore all black & rode black horses. The police executed many of his enemies. He also killed his own son in a violent quarrel.
Most of Western Europe in the 1700-1800s moved from an agriculture society to what? To
Industrial Society The development of the steam engine started the industrial revolution in Great Britain.steam engine The steam engine was created to pump water from coal mines, enabling them to be deepened.
Because of this, Peter the Great wanted to make Russia more like Western Europe
He moved the capital of Russia from Moscow to the new city he built called St. Petersburg.
This allowed Russia to have closer ties with Western Europe and have a warm water port.
He also made Russian nobles shave their beards & dress like they do in Western Europe.
Where is the majority of Russias population located?
Being located in the West allows for better trade with Europe.
Catherine the Great was a Czar that made Russia the largest its ever been.
Russia stretched from Europe to Alaska and claimed lands in California.
Under her reign Russia was the largest Empire the world had ever known. It stretched from Europe to Asia.
Many Geographers consider the Ural Mountains to be the divide between Europe and Asia
Because of its hash climate not many people lived east of the Ural mountains.
The Aral Sea is shrinking because its waters are being used for irrigation. Since 1960, when the Aral Sea was the world's fourth largest lake, the Aral Sea has lost 75% of its water volume. This loss is due to the agricultural diversion of the Syr Darya and Amu Darya rivers, the Aral's main sources of inflowing water. The Aral Sea is bounded by Kazakhstan on the north and Uzbekistan on the south.KazakhstanUzbekistan
In 1985 Mikhail Gorbachev announced a new policy known as glasnost (openness to the West)
In 1991 the Soviet Union dissolved into 15 different republics and the Cold War officially ended.