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Early Russian History. Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY. Russia Today. Former Soviet Region Compared in Latitude & Area with the United States. Russia’s Time Zones. Topography of Russia. Rich Soil of the Steppes. Chernozen Soil. Siberia  “Permafrost”.

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Early

Russian

History

Ms. Susan M. PojerHorace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY

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Siberia  “Permafrost”

  • Average temperatures of January vary from 0 to -50°C, and in July from 1 to 25°C
  • 150,000,000 population.
  • A former “gulag” Soviet prison camp.
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Themes in Russian History

  • Expansion by conquest.
    • Need for warm-water ports.
  • The necessity of a strong, central government.
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Alexander Nevsky: 1220-1263

Battle on the Ice(Neva River) Against the Swedes

TeutonicKnight

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Ivan the Great (r. 1462-1505)

Ivan III Tearing the Great Khan’s Letter Requesting More Tribute in 1480.

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Russia in the Late 1500s

Ivan “The Terrible”(r. 1533-1584)

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Michael Romanov (r. 1613-1645)

  • The Romanov dynasty is established.
  • The only Russian royal family  lasted for 304 years!
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Romanov Dynasty(1613-1917)

Romanov Family Crest

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The Pendulum of Russian History

Pro-WestFor Progress & ChangeEncourage New Ideas,Technologies, etc.

Anti-WestIsolationistXenophobicUltra-Conservative

  • A few Tsars
  • Intellectual elites
  • Merchants/businessmen
  • Young members of the middle class.
  • Most Tsars
  • Russian Orthodox Church
  • Military
  • Boyars
  • peasants

REFORM-MINDEDLEADER

DEMAGOGUE