Russian 375 - Russian 375 Module 1 About Russia Largest...

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Russian 375: Module 1About Russia-Largest country in land area (11 time zones)-Rich in resources -One of the harshest climates-6,591,100 sq. miles-1.8x the size of the US-12% of world’s landed surfaceNorthern Location-Southern Russia is about the same latitude as North Dakota and South Dakota-Moscow is on the level of the Hudson Bay-St. Petersburg is as far north as Anchorage AlaskaRussian History Timeline1917 October Revolution 1918-1924 Vladimir Lenin1927-1953 Iosif Stalin 1958-1964 Nikita Nhrushchev1964-1982 Leonid Brezhnev1983-1984 Yuri Andropov 1984-1985 Konstantin Chernenko 1985-1991 Mikhail Gorbachev1991-1999 Boris Yeltsin1999-2008 Vladimir Putin 2008-2012 Dmitrii Medvedev2012- present Vladimir Putin*what significant cultural changes are expected when a country faces these changes?Vladimir Lenin (1917-24)-Lenin follows Marx’s ideas-Distinction between high and low culture is collapsible giventime and social shif-RAISE the people’s cultural level-Supportive of diversity of artistic formsCultural Pluralism: although NOT a conscious policy- was greater in the 1920’s than at ANY time in Soviet history Definition: aconditioninwhichminority

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