Presentation on theme: "Russia Today Former Soviet Region Compared in Latitude & Area with the United States."— Presentation transcript:
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 142,000,000 population. 142,000,000 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
The Mongols Invade Russia
Ivan the Great (r ) Ivan III Tearing the Great Khans Letter Requesting More Tribute in 1480.
Ivan 4 the Terrible Brutal Takes title of Czar (caesar) Encourages trade Reduces power of the Boyers (nobles) Decimates anyone who he perceives as a threat.
Michael Romanov (r ) 1st of the Romanov dynasty
Romanov Dynasty ( ) 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
Peter the Great (r )
Travel to West Primary concern is military technology At war most of reign with very Little expansion Impressed w/ military strength Of West
Westernization of Russia Start w/ nobles See notes