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1 Russia and the Republics
©2012, TESCCC World Geography Unit 7, Lesson 1

2 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (After World War II)
This slide provides a visual of it’s closeness to Alaska and the vastness of the country at one point. ©2012, TESCCC

3 Map of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics through 1991
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic Estonia Soviet Socialist Republic Teacher Notes: Explain to students that each of these were similar to our states in the U.S. in that they were all part of the USSR. Also explain to students that after the fall of the Soviet Union, many of these states “left” the Soviet Union and became independent (sovereign) nations, while others are still fighting for their independence. ©2012, TESCCC

4 Russia (Russian Federation after 1991) (Relative Location to the rest of Asia)
Explain to students that if compared to the previous slide, Russia decreased in size/area because gradually, the “states” or also known as the republics gained independence after 1991. ©2012, TESCCC

5 Capitalism/Free Enterprise (1991 to Present)
Russia U.S.S.R Russia King: Czar Nicholas II Pre-1917 Communism ( ) Capitalism/Free Enterprise (1991 to Present) He had five children (one of them was Anastasia) Czar Nicholas II led an unlimited government People began to protest against the czar The Russian Revolution (1917) replaced the czar The king and his family were held under house arrest and executed Vladimir Lenin leads efforts to establish a communist state in the early 1920s. Russia and several surrounding states unite to form the U.S.S.R. (Union of Soviet Socialist Republic) Communist leaders establish the USSR as an unlimited government After 1989, big changes came to Russia. Soviet leader Gorbachev introduced reforms promoting a freer society, less government control, and free market policies. The union dissolved in 1991 leading to 15 new nations struggling to form limited governments and more open markets. ©2012, TESCCC

6 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics through 1991
. Currently: Russia (Russian Federation) ©2012, TESCCC

7 Russia and the Republics
Armenia Azerbaijan Belarus Estonia Georgia Kazakhstan Kyrgystan Latvia Lithuania Moldova Russia Tajikistan Turkmenistan Ukraine Uzbekistan Explain to students that these are ©2012, TESCCC

8 Resources Natural Resources Department of Defense (manufacture, distribution, etc.) Petroleum Deposits Oil and Gas Pipelines ©2012, TESCCC

9 Culture: Russia and eurasian republics
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10 Russian Culture ©2012, TESCCC

11 ©2012, TESCCC

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