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Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY
Former Soviet Region Compared in Latitude & Area with the United States
Russias Time Zones
Topography of Russia
Rich Soil of the Steppes Chernozen Soil
Siberia Permafrost Average temperatures of January vary from 0 to -50°C, and in July from 1 to 25°C 150,000,000 population. 150,000,000 population. A former gulag Soviet prison camp. A former gulag Soviet prison camp.
Themes in Russian History Expansion by conquest. Expansion by conquest. Need for warm-water ports. Need for warm-water ports. The necessity of a strong, central government. The necessity of a strong, central government.
Early Byzantine Influences: Orthodox Christianity
Early Byzantine Influences: Cyrillic Alphabet
Alexander Nevsky: 1220-1263 Battle on the Ice (Neva River) Against the Swedes Teutonic Knight
The Mongols Invade Russia
Ivan the Great (r. 1462-1505) Ivan III Tearing the Great Khans Letter Requesting More Tribute in 1480.
Russia in the Late 1500s
Michael Romanov (r. 1613-1645)
Romanov Dynasty (1613-1917) Romanov Family Crest
The Pendulum of Russian History Pro-West For Progress & Change Encourage New Ideas, Technologies, etc. Anti-West Isolationist Xenophobic Ultra-Conservative Most Tsars Most Tsars Russian Orthodox Church Russian Orthodox Church Military Military Boyars Boyars peasants peasants A few Tsars A few Tsars Intellectual elites Intellectual elites Merchants/businessmen Merchants/businessmen Young members of the middle class. Young members of the middle class. REFORM-MINDED LEADER DEMAGOGUE