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2 Russia Today

3 Former Soviet Region Compared in Latitude & Area with the United States

4 Russias Time Zones

5 Topography of Russia

6 Rich Soil of the Steppes Chernozen Soil

7 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.

8 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.

9 Early Byzantine Influences: Orthodox Christianity

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11 Early Byzantine Influences: Cyrillic Alphabet

12 Novgorod

13 The Mongols Invade Russia

14 Ivan the Great (r ) Ivan III Tearing the Great Khans Letter Requesting More Tribute in 1480.

15 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.

16 Michael Romanov (r ) 1st of the Romanov dynasty

17 Romanov Dynasty ( ) Romanov Family Crest

18 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

19 Peter the Great (r )

20 Travel to West Primary concern is military technology At war most of reign with very Little expansion Impressed w/ military strength Of West

21 Westernization of Russia Start w/ nobles See notes

22 Russia & Sweden After the Great Northern War

23 St Petersburg


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