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History of Russia Formally Know as USSR

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The History of Russia: The Russian identity can be traced back to the Middle Ages, first known as the Eastern Slavic kingdom, known as the Kiwan Rus and its religion is rooted in Byzantine Christianity which was adopted from Constantinople. Most Russian Orthodox Christians are. History of Russia.

History of Russia Formally Known as USSR

History of Russia: Peter the Great have established the Russian Empire in 1721, although the Romanov dynasty had been in power since 1613. One of the most charismatic and powerful leaders of Russia, Peter built the foundation of the empire on a centralized political culture and promoted the “westernization” of the nation.

As part of this effort, he moved the capital from the rich city of history to Moscow Service my St. Petersburg, a city built at a great expense & by a great effort of the Russian people. France and Italy from the best architects were involved in designing the city. St. Petersburg is known as Russia’s “window on the west” and adopted the etiquette and style of the royal courts of Western Europe, even to the point of adopting French as its preferred language. History of Russia.

 The Russian Empire reached its peak during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, producing many colorful and illuminated figures such as Catherine the Great, Dostoevsky, Pushkin, and Tolstoy. By the late 19th century the political crisis came in rapid succession, accompanied by rebellion and its suppression. The occasional attempts by Romanov and the privileged classes to reform society and the state of the underclasses failed forever.

Russia entered World War 1 in the Union of Triple Entente; Like other European empires with disastrous results for themselves. Queen Victoria’s granddaughter, Czar Nicholas II and his wife, proved to be immaculate, weak and distracted from the burden of personal tragedies and war. The government proved incapable of withdrawing the Russian revolutions of 1917.

Appointed and held under house arrest, Nicholas, Alexandra, and their children – and their accompanying Romanov dynasty – were consumed by bullets in a cellar in the Yekaterinburg manor house and buried in the dug grave which was later found and St. Paul’s And St. Petersburg was reborn in Peter’s Cathedral. Read About Germany breakup of soviet union. History of Russia.

USSR After First World War

History of Russia:  World War I halted the government and social institutions of Imperial Russia at the breaking point of the revolution in 1917. After a brief interim government led by social democrat Alexander Kerensky, the Bolshevik faction of the Communist Party under Marxist Vladimir Lenin seized power. History of Russia.

With the funds provided by the German establishment, Russia withdrew from the war, and began the purification of clerics, political dissidents. , Aristocracy, bourgeoisie, and wealthy independent peasants. A brutal civil war between the Communist leadership’s “Red Army” and the “White Army”, involving Britain, Britain’s largely foreign interventionists, Germany and France lasted until the late 1920s.

The revolutionary state was not governed directly under the control of government officials, which was established in the name of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR). Protesting Lenin’s death in 1924, a power struggle was continuing between the Bolshevik leadership, with Joseph Stalin emerging as the new leader of the Communist Party and the USSR. History of Russia.

Russia After World war II

Nazi Germany invaded the USSR 1941nd of June 22, conquering most of Western Europe. The Great Patriotic War began for the USSR; Occupied Berlin after heavy fighting for successful Soviet Army campaigns on the Eastern Front. Hitler’s war on the USSR cost more than 27 million Soviet deaths, most of them civilian victims, and soldiers in dense land battles. After Stalin’s death in 1953, heavy industry and the military continued to grow. History of Russia.

USSR becomes first country to launch an artificial satellite into space

In October 1957 the USSR became the first country to launch an artificial satellite into space. Then in 1961 the first man (Yuri Gagarin) was sent to space. The Soviet Union reached its military, diplomatic and economic peak during the closing years of Leonid Brezhnev (1964–1982) But the growing slowdown in economic growth led to a crisis that eventually led Secretary-General Mikhail Gorbachev (1985–91) to lead Glasnost (openness) and Perestroika (economic change – literally: reconstruction).

His initiative inadvertently went beyond his control to the released forces, triggering political movements that eventually devoured themselves in December 2014 of the Soviet Union. Russia and more about breakup of soviet union. History of Russia.

Breakup of the Soviet Union

The Russian Federation emerged from the Soviet Union during the turbulent events of 1990–91. The first leader of the newly formed nation was Boris Yeltsin, who rose to power by standing up to an attempted put. The Yeltsin largely succeeded in transferring control over the country from the old Soviet elite to a newly formed cabinet of ministers. Yeltsin was a weak leader, but was widely supported by the West, although his government proved unstable. History of Russia. 

A wave of economic tightness devastated Russia’s economy and made the military weak and undisciplined. During this time, Russian society was plagued by organized crime and great instability with many people leaving the country. History of Russia.

History of USSR Russia Timeline

History of The Russia Formally Known as USSR: Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russia has had some very strained relations with some former members of the USSR due to numerous regional and border disputes. Relations with Moldova in the Transnistria region have been poor, a largely pro-Russian enclave that intends to separate from Moldova. Read about Iran Country.

Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland also have strained relations with Russia on many current issues. The recent conflict between Russia and Ukraine has also intensified tensions and speculation in these four countries, which makes Russia want to attack them. Russia Crimea dispute. History of Russia.

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Red Square Moscow, Russia

Russia was earlier limited to Europe

Yavan and Ottoman traders came here in Russia in the 8th BCE, on the Black Sea and in the area north of the Caspian Sea, called Cynthia. After this, the Khazar Turks ruled here again by the Romans. The history of people of Russian descent begins from the time of the Eastern Slavs, who are said to have come from the north and west. The Slavic empire was at its peak from the third to the eighth century, by the time they had spread throughout West Russia.

The Kiev state after 9th century is said to have belonged to its native people. In the 10th century, the people here accepted Christianity. Until the 11th century, the kingdom of Kiwi Russia was confined to Europe, which was completely shattered after the Mongol attacks in the 12th century. From 11th to 12th century, due to the attack of Mongols and other Tatar castes, people here were forced to move north. The mutual struggle continued till the 15th century and the expansion of Russia began after the rule of the Jars in the 16th century. History of Russia.

Rule of the Jars

Jars have great importance in the history of USSR- Russia because Russia expanded within the reigns of jars. Russia became stronger in the 17th century and by the 18th century became a powerful empire and expanded to the east. In the 18th century, colonies of Russia began to form. Meanwhile, Russia expanded to Mongolia and Japan. In the 19th century, Napoleon managed to survive the attacks of the Turks, but Russia could not make scientific progress the way it did in Western Europe. History of Russia.

Russian Revolution

The Russians gained some rights after the Russian Revolution after the defeat of Japan in 1905, but despite Russia’s success in World War I, public dissatisfaction resulted in the famous Russian Revolution of 2017 and the first February Revolution. Czar rule in Russia completely ended. While the October Revolution, the country’s system was dominated by the elected councils of workers and peasants, who were called Soviet. In this way the first socialist government in the world was formed under the leadership of Vladimir Lenin. Civil war between communists and non-communists has been going on for five years after which the Soviet Union was formed in 1922. 

Recognized Abkhazia as an independent nation

In 2008, Russia was at war with Georgia over disputed areas of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, two largely pro-Russian regions that have absolutely nothing to do with the Georgian state. The people of South Ossetia intend to reunite their territory with North Ossetia in Russia, further complicating Georgian-Russian relations. After the war, Russia recognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent nations, ending diplomatic relations between Russian and Georgia. History of Turkey History of Russia.

Russia Crimea Dispute

More recently in 2014, Russia is actively engaged in a conflict with neighboring Ukraine over the Crimea dispute, as well as considering the fact that pro-Russia intends to join several regions Read More about USA History of Russia.

Russia China Dispute

This case is related to a province in the far eastern part of Russia. Its name is – Pirmowski Cry. The capital of this Permosky cry is – Vladivostok. Vledivastok is Port City. It is located on the edge of ‘Sea of ​​Japan‘. Near the place where Russia, North Korea and China meet their borders. If you cross the border towards its west, then you will reach the Helongzang Province of China. The location of Vladivostok is very important. Towards its east, you will reach Canada, America, Mexico and further to Latin America by crossing Japan and North Pacific Ocean. History of Russia.

Geography of Russia

The Russian Republic to the west forms the plains of the European Volga River, the Ural Mountains (which form the border of Asia and Europe), the Caucasus mountain range in the southwest forming the main terrain of the European part. These areas are fertile and less cold than the plains in Asia, where the majority of the population resides. At the same time some fertile land, huge marshes, steppe plains and huge coniferous forests are spread in the central and southern part of this country.

Most of the region of north and central Russia is called Siberia where the tundra climate progresses towards the Arctic Sea in the north. Siberia has mountain ranges from south to east where some active volcanoes exist. Baikal Lake is the deepest lake in the world, which is situated on the north side of these mountains. The Volga, Lena, Ob and Yenise are the major rivers of Russia. History of Russia.

Area of Russia

Spread over 17,125,200 square kilometers (6,612,100 sq mi), Russia has a population of 14.27 million. It is the 9th country in the world in terms of population. Christians (around 56%) and Islam (about 8%) are the highest people here. All the other people are people of different religions, of which a small part is also of those who do not believe in any religion. Russian is the only language spoken in Russia. Russia has a rich contribution in literature, science (especially space science), mathematics, cinema etc. Moscow, St. Peterburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Rostov, Vladivostok, Irkuts, Volgograd. History of Russia.

Women-Men Ratio in Russia

Russia is one of the superpower countries in the world, there are less men here, people live here the richest people. Alaskan mountain was already in Russia. Russia has evening in one part and day in part. Read History of Canada. History of Russia.

Why Russia so powerful?

Abundant natural resources exist, due to which it became one of the most powerful countries in the world. The enormous reserves of oil and natural gas and coal here (the highest in the world) provide energy to this country. Apart from this, Russia is also an exporter of many things in agriculture, grains, vegetables, fruits etc. Petroleum, coal, wood, metals, military equipment are the major products of Russia. It is a member of the world’s largest organizations, including the United Nations Security Council, the G20 Group, several economic organizations in Europe and Asia. Ruble is the currency here. About Vatican. Download History of Russia pdf. 

The Russian Revolution in 1917

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The History of Russia Revolution 1917: From 1914 to 1917 the Russian armies fought with the greatest of courage. But their officers could not match the Germans in efficiency, their transport system was chaotic, their munitions and equipment were grossly inadequate, and as a result their casualties were very heavy: over four million were killed or wounded in two and a half years. Moreover the Government was incompetent, and many of its members – selected by Rasputin – were opposed to the war. Public enthusiasm for the war was shattered by the disasters of 1915, and criticism of its management became widespread.

The Duma succeeded in getting some ministers dismissed, but Rasputin’s influence remained undiminished. At the end of 1916 some aristocrats murdered Rasputin in an effort to save the situation, but by then it was too late. Food was short in the towns, and the Russian people, tired of the casualties, and no longer with any confidence in the Tsar or his inept and corrupt ministers, were ripe for revolution. In 1905 the revolution had failed because the troops remained loyal. But in 1917 the situation was different.

Many revolutionaries had been conscripted into the army, where they had been spreading their doctrine; and the soldiers themselves realised that they were bearing terrible losses and hardships on behalf of a government which was uninterested in supplying them, of ever in winning the war. But in spite of the fact that the troops were now likely to mutiny rather than support the government in putting down riots, the revolutionary leaders were not sure of this, and in fact there was no call for the people to revolt. The revolution just happened. In March 1917 shortage of bread caused riots in Petrograd. Strikes and demonstrations followed.

Most of the troops in Petrograd mutinied, and refused to support the police in dispersing strikers. They then joined with the factory workers in capturing the government offices. The Tsar’s Government collapsed, and a few days later the Tsar abdicated. The Duma appointed a provisional committee, headed by Prince Lvov and including all parties except Social Democrats (Mensheviks and Bolsheviks) to govern the country and continue the war. History of Russia.

Simultaneously, however, factory Soviets (workers’ councils) came into being and in Petrograd joined together to form the Petrograd Soviet Council, consisting of Social Revolutionaries, Mensheviks and Bolsheviks. The people were more inclined to obey the Soviet Council than the Duma’s provisional committee, but after negotiations between the two “governments” Kerensky, an eloquent and picturesque Social Revolutionary and vice-president of the Soviet, agreed to join the Duma’s government, and the Soviet agreed to support it.

The Government thus became one of all parties except Mensheviks, who joined it later, and the Bolsheviks, who remained hostile. Arrangements were made for a new Duma to be elected by universal suffrage, the Tsar and his family were arrested and removed to Siberia, and the country was now is theory a republican parliamentary democracy. But in practice the Government had little authority. In the towns the workers obeyed the Soviets, and the Government had some power so long as the Soviets supported it. But in the villages the Government was disregarded.

Peasant Soviets took complete control, seizing all the land from the gentry and burning and pillaging their houses. Moreover in the factory Soviets in the towns there were a number of Bolsheviks, who opposed the Government and the continuation of the Tsar; and in April their leader, Lenin, reached Petrograd from Switzerland, his passage across Germany having been arranged by the German General-Staff. Ably supported by Trotsky, who arrived from the United States in May, he set to work to undermine the Government.

However, in spite of its difficulties the Government went on with the war. Kerensky, now War Minister, visited the front to inspire the army with a new revolutionary discipline and ordered the offensive in Galicia in early July – which, as we have seen, was utterly defeated. The Bolsheviks thereupon called for a workers’ rising to overthrow the Government. But the move was premature. The workers were hesitant, and Kerensky found enough troops to suppress them. Many of the Bolshevik leaders, including Trotsky, were imprisoned. Lenin escaped to Finland. But Kerensky, now prime minister (Prince Lvov had resigned), was faced with a new adversary.

He fell out with the Commander-in-Chief, General Kornilov, whose aim was to liberate the Government from Soviet domination, and to become dictator himself. To obtain help against this “counter-revolution” Kerensky released the Bolshevik leaders from prison. Kornilov was defeated, but Kerensky now found himself dominated by his Bolshevik allies, who made rapid headway among the factory workers and in October secured a majority in the Petrograd Soviet Council, Trotsky becoming its chairman. Meanwhile the military front against the Germans had been crumbling.

The soldiers were forming their own Soviets, and thousands deserted and went home to the villages to secure their share of the lama. The Bolsheviks decided that the time was ripe to overthrow Kerensky’s government. They proclaimed a threefold programme – immediate peace, all the land for the peasants (who had already taken it), and all power to the Soviets. History of Russia.

On 5th November (23rd October by the Russian calendar) Trotsky directed a general revolt of workers and soldiers in Petrograd. Kerensky went to the front for troops to suppress the Bolsheviks, but the troops supported the rising and Kerensky fled to France and later to exile in the United States. In Petrograd the revolutionaries took possession of the government offices, fortresses, arsenals and factories. Within a week all opposition was crushed.

A new central government was set up by the Bolsheviks – the Council of Peoples’ Commissars, with Lenin as prime minister and Trotsky as commissar for foreign affairs. It also included Stalin. The Council was responsible to the workers’ Soviets. It immediately signed an armistice with Germany, and won the support of the peasants’ Soviets by giving official sanction to the seizure of the land. Meanwhile the election of a new Dama, as arranged by the Lvov-Kerensky government, had been proceeding.

The result was a large majority for Kerensky’s Social Revolutionary Party : 420 of them as against about 170 Bolsheviks and 110 of other parties. The Duma met in January 1918, and was immediately dispersed by Bolshevik “Red” troops. The Bolshevik government was now supreme, answerable only to the congress of representatives of the Soviets (factory, peasants’ and soldiers’ Soviets), through whom they had some measure of control of the people. History of Russia. 

Some of the first acts of the new government were: the nationalisation of all banks, all factories, and all the land (instead of it going to the peasants); the setting up of a secret police (following the precedent of Tsarist days) to prevent any counter- revolution; and the suppression of the Church – all Church property was confiscated and religious instruction in schools abolished. History of Russia.

In March 1918 the Bolsheviks signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany. In the same month the government was moved back to the old capital, Moscow, and the Bolsheviks renamed themselves the Communist Party. In July the Soviet Constitution was promulgated. Elections to Soviets were on an occupational rather than territorial basis, and the factory workers were more strongly represented than the peasants. The bourgeois “non-toiling” classes, including the clergy, had no vote. History of Russia. 

There was no secret ballot, and all parties except the Communists were banned. (At that time there were only about 300,000 actual members of the Communist Party.) The Congress of Soviets elected the Council of Peoples’ Commissars. But the real government was the “Politbureau”, the inner group of the central committee of the Communist Party. And Lenin, as leader of the Communist Party as well as being Prime Minister was dictator of Russia. History of Russia. 

Russian Culture and  Costume

Russian Folk Costume
Russian Folk Costume by: Lana Mayer

Currently, researchers divide the whole variety of Russian folk costume (we will talk about women’s costume) into two large groups. The first group – the South Russian women’s costume or pony complex – the most ancient. His most important detail was the ponyova, the great-grandmother of the modern skirt. Although this style of clothing appeared among the Slavic peoples earlier than others, but from the 14th century it began to be gradually replaced by other clothes, and by the 17th century the ponyova became the property of only the South Russian costume.

Moreover, by the 19th century, even in the southern provinces, only married peasant women wore ponyova. The pony complex of clothes includes: a shirt with oblique palikas (shoulder details), ponyova, apron, bib (could be of two types: like the familiar robe with long sleeves and a clasp in front, or worn over the head, with short sleeves), magpie (for women) or a bandage (for girls), belt, shoes (leather or lyk).