False Dimitri I, a man claiming to be the murdered Dimitri Ivanovich,
invaded Russia the first of Pretenders in the Russian history.
A zemsky sobor elected Michael Romanov, a grandson of Ivan the
Mongol conquered territories
Little interference with the daily lives of average Russians
Moscow principality started to grow and flourish
Muscovite prince became chief intermediary between horde and Rus
Varangian Rurik came to rule in Novgorod, establishing the Rurikid
Christianization of Kievan Rus': Vladimir the Red Sun destroyed the
pagan idols of Kiev and urged the city's inhab
List of critical and historical readings. You should know the main ideas/concepts.
1) Clash of Civilizations, Huntington
a. The primary axis of conflict in the future will be along cultural and
b. Nation states will remain the most powerf
Man is a literary type in Russian literature of the XIX century - a person who is usually poor, not
of noble birth, of low social position, not particularly talented, bright, strong, or intellectual,
perfectly ordinary, with an unassuming perso
1) Rurik the Varangian the founder of Russian statehood
2) Vladimir the Red Sun baptized Russia
3) Ivan the Terrible, the first tsar, the prototypical tyrant, centralized Russia, expanded its territories,
created the first vertical of power, created the f
1) Architecture of Saint Petersburg.
o Simple buildings, no stucco, galleries or colonnades; often spires; vertical
and horizontal elements emphasized; color usually red, blue, yellow or
pink accentuated with white
During this time period Icons were a clash between modernists and those that
were still trying to retain the old culture in Russia.
In some extreme instances Icons led to violent clashes among individuals.
List of Icons we should know:
Symbolism in Russian Icons (colors):
Radiant light of god and the splendor of the celestial kigdom where there is never any
Grace / salvation
Represents the divine nature of god himself
Purple / Crimson
The color of the byzantine emperor
line of thought whereby economic, political, cultural development is shaped by a complex of
natural and geographic conditions
Dimensions of natural cultures
Hofstede's criteria for distinguishing among different cultures