Russia Essays

South Korea’s Gdp and Imports

After knowing the about the main cities in South Korea, to understand business practices one must know about the countries wealth. South Korea has an overall gross domestic product (GNP) of one trillion two billion eight hundred twenty-five million two hundred seventy-six thousand one hundred twenty US dollars (See appendix A1). The GNP per person is twenty thousand five hundred thirty US dollars. (ucatlas.uscs.edu, 2003) This means that South Korea is producing twenty thousand five hundred thirty US dollars worth…

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Anna Karenina_ a Different Kind of Love

Progress is “the development of an individual or society in a direction considered more beneficial than and superior to the previous level (Dictionary.reference.com)”. Anna Karenina, written by Leo Tolstoy, is a book filled with tragedy, love and choices. This novel can be interpreted in several different ways, but the most common interpretation is that Anna’s husband Alexis Karenin represents the old fading traditions in Russia and Count Vronsky, Anna’s lover, represents the progress of Russia; Anna who is torn between…

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Vladimir Putin

Introduction             Vladimir Putin was born on October 7, 1952 in Leningrad, former Soviet Union. He is the president of Russian Federation. In 1975, Putin attended Leningrad State University and obtained the degree in International Law. He was the member of Communist Part of Soviet Union in his university. He continued to be an active member till the party was disbanded in December 1991. His career as a President started in December 31, 1999 when he became acting President, coming…

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Meteor Fall ‘injures Hundreds’ in Central Russia

A meteor crashing in the Urals of central Russia has reportedly injured at least 400 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings.Most of those hurt suffered minor cuts and bruises but some received head injuries, Russian media report. A fireball was seen streaking through the sky above the city of Yekaterinburg, followed by loud bangs.The meteor is believed to have landed in a lake near Chebarkul, a town in the neighbouring Chelyabinsk region.Much of the impact was…

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Russia Pestel

Recent dissolution of the form Communist state of the Soviet Union to the Russian Federation. Russia’s economy is in transition from a a state-controlled to a market-controlled economy. •Vladimir Putin, moved to reduce the political influence of oligarchs soon after taking office, forcing some into exile and prosecuting others. Bbc Still strained relationship between the Russian Federation and the West (U.S) rooted from the cold war Uncertainty of control within the Russian government 2003 October – Billionnaire Yukos oil boss…

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Political Culture of Russia

The nature of Russian political culture and by extension its politics has been shaped and molded over the previous centuries. While we can by no means attribute its entire political culture to a single event or time period, we also can’t point to a time period, say the Soviet time, and draw our perception of Russia’s political culture from that alone. That being said, the totalitarian nature of the Soviet State is by partial means attributable to Marxist-Leninist philosophies. The…

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Impact of Peter the Great on Russia

Historical accounts had traditionally portrayed Peter I, who ruled Russia from 1682 to 1725, as a man who revolutionized his country through his various achievements (hence the name “Peter the Great”). These accounts had primarily conveyed the idea that because of his ingenuity, especially in military aspects, he contributed positively to Russian history and society. Peter was known to be solely the originator for the westernization and consequently modernization of Russia with the goals of helping Russia catch up with…

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Stalin’s Rule a Disaster

Stalin’s rule was disastrous in certain aspects such as industrialisation, collectivisation, the purges and the culture and social aspects of Russia at this time, but in the course of the hardship endured by all, a new and better country was formed. Through the period of Stalin’s dictatorship, it was not an ideal place to live, but his goals were substantially fulfilled for the model Russia. Industrialisation was a major enforcement that mostly brought about disastrous effects on Russia and its…

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Was Lenins Leadership the Main Reason for Bolshevik Success_

Although initially Lenin was the one to make the Bolsheviks overthrow the Provisional Government, there were a number of long term factors that led to this revolution. The Provisional government were so weak that it meant that the Bolsheviks were the only party able to seize power in October 1917. The fact that the Provisional Government failed and the Bolsheviks were successful, was due to the fact they were a weak government who barely had any support from the Russians…

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Russia, Democratic or Not

Russia should be considered a semi-democratic country. They have the characteristics of a democratic country, yet at the same time they don’t. For example, they have freedom of speech but to an extent. As shown in a round table discussion show that’s been on air for years. But, its only good things are spoken about the government and Putin. Also they can vote and what not but the government tries to rig it. Another example is that people may oppose…

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Peter the Great

Tsar Peter was born in 1672 to Tsar Alexis and Natalya. Peter the great was his self-given title, officially he was Peter I. Peter was one of the most controversial figures in Russian history. He achieved many fits but he did this through brutal techniques whereby he concluded that ruthless reform was necessary to overcome Russia’s backwardness (Dixon, 1999). In order for Peter to achieve power and become a Tsar in his own rights he had to go through various…

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The October Manifesto

Assess the following statement: ‘The October Manifesto marked the formal end of autocratic government; for the first time the Tsar was forced to share his law-making powers’ The October Manifesto was a vague but insincere promise of political reform, issued by Tsar Nicholas II at the height of the 1905 Revolution (J. Llewellyn et al, “The October Manifesto). The Manifesto, a document proposed by Sergei Witte, which demanded civil liberties and the creation of a Duma, was an important stage…

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Was Tsar Nicholas Ii Mainly to Blame for the 1905 Revolution

In 1905, the social and economic tensions building up within Russia boiled over into Revolution. It was described by Lenin as the “Great Dress Rehearsal” for the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and may give us clues as to why the 1917 revolution started. The suggestion that Tsar Nicholas II and his actions were to blame for this revolution is debatable and there are many factors such as the repressive Tsarist system, the growth of opposition from the time of Alexander…

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Why Was Russia Difficult to Govern_

There are many reasons why Russia was difficult to govern, such as the size and diversity of the country and many differences in opinions contributed to the resentment of the government which in turn made the country very difficult to govern. One reason Russia was difficult to govern was because of the size and diversity of it. As the country was so large, and covered almost 23 million square kilometres in 1900, this made it very difficult to govern as…

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The Soviet Regime’s Effect on the Musical Career of Mstislav Rostropovich

Abstract Mstislav Rostropovich was one of the most famous cellists in world history and a very famous conductor. He popularized the cello to a level it had never reached before, expanding the cello repertoire more than any other cellist has ever done. This investigation will be focusing on the effect that the Soviet Union’s regime had on the musical career of Rostropovich. The Soviet regime oppressed every walk of life including music. This ruined the careers of many musicians but…

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