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    to why he is able to physically and metaphorically see this light, thereby playing a pivotal role in the conversion. While Anna and Olga seem to be falling under the societal Christian ideals of passive acceptance, a closer examination, however, reveals that they are actually quite violent. Olga’s tactile appeal to the Drevlians indicates her passivity. However, the way she avenges her husband reveals otherwise. When the Drevlians accepted her initial proposal, Olga had a built a trench in which she “commanded that they (Drevlians) should be buried alive” (The Primary Chronicles 56). In the scene of the feast, she had waited till the Drevlians were intoxicated and soon after she ordered to “cut five-thousand of them; but Olga returned to Kiev and prepared an army to attack the survivors” (The Primary Chronicles 56). Lastly, she asks the Drevlians for pigeons and sparrows, which later are used in tearing the city to flames. Olga is only passive in her appeal but egregious in her actions. It is important to note the slight of hand which the scribes must use. They do not criticise her but actually praise her which is seen when they claim, “She was the first from Russia to enter the kingdom of God, and the sons of Russia thus praise her as their leader” (The Primary Chronicles 61). The scribes are praising her for the very violent actions they seem to dissociate with Christianity. In fact, her Pagan actions are highly actively aggressive because she takes the culture in order to…

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    the importance of Slavic pagan derived rituals during childbirth in pre-Petrine Russia. The Chronicle alludes to the creation of a stable political order in the Rus’ lands, while Levin speaks of a long tradition of adherence to specific social mores. These two realities could have coexisted because the frequent violence between the Slavic tribes of Rus’ does not negate the possibility of shared cultural values. Moreover, there is an argument which would contradict the assertion that the…

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    The Eastern Orthodox Church is the second largest Christian church and one of the oldest religious institutions in the world. The Eastern Orthodox Church teaches that it is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church established by Jesus Christ in his Great Commission to the apostles. It practices what it understands to be the original Christian faith and maintains the sacred tradition passed down from the apostles. Although, the U.S is a secular country, it still protects freedom of religion,…

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    Kiev is the capital of Ukraine. It is one of the most important historical, economic and cultural centers of East Europe. During many centuries fate (destiny) of the Jewish nation (7) were depended with town fate. There are a lot of interesting buildings in relation to Jewish culture. Some of them were destroyed. Some of them are residential houses till our time. They all are guardians of memory, witnesses stories and legends, unrepealed secrets and local events. Kiev in relation with…

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    Before it happened, Soviet troops that were in Kiev, which is a city in Ukraine, and planted many bombs in and around the city in order to weaken the German troops. Once they went off, the aftermath was disastrous. Many people were left without homes and had to leave the city. The people who were responsible for the explosives did not get blamed, however, instead the Germans blamed the Jews. Due to the fact that they were wrongly accused, many people believed it was the Jews fault. The Jewish…

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    Slavs. In 862 AD, Rurik, a prince of a Viking tribe known as the Rus, started to rule. Later, Rus lands would come to include Kiev, and important place that would soon become their capital. Soon, Kiev was split into sections known as city-states. Every city-state could had it’s own self-government, as long as they respected their ruler, known as the Grand Prince of Kiev. Select city-states had nobles called Boyars, who helped the Prince. At this time, the Byzantine Empire was beginning to show…

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    occasional explosion in the distance, and the roars of our vehicle’s engine. We were on a GAZ-AAA, the best mechanised vehicle of its kind in the Soviet Union. It was only seven days since the Germans invaded, and they had already made substantial territorial gains and were now advancing on Kiev. We were driving east to repel the German advance on the city after our platoon, the 6th Rifle Regiment as well as other regiments, were reassigned from being a part of a reserve army to the frontline…

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    The German army took Ukraine shortly after Poland and took Kiev so they could go all the way to the Black Seas mouths and meet with the Romanians.SS and police units came shortly after the Soviets had been wiped out of a place and were tasked with putting down rebellions, killing jewish males, and killing Soviet leaders. The Soviets did have one thing up their sleeves, the usage of the Scorched Earth Policy which forced Germany to wait until late september to continue advancing on the Soviet…

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    Stalin's Aggression Pact

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    thanks to the Nazis notorious strategy of Blitzkrieg, attacking key targets one by one with overwhelming military force. Poland, Latvia and Lithuania were quickly invaded and added to the “Nazi Empire” already consisting of nearly all of Europe and parts of northern Africa. Britain and the Soviet Union formed an alliance. Both countries were under heavy fire with very high death tolls. The German advance towards Moscow, the capital of the Soviet Union was delayed when Hitler insisted on…

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    outcast of the Church. • The historical importance of the word Cyrillic alphabet is that it is a language invented by Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius that would allow the Slavs to read the bible. The reason the Slavs read the bible is that missionaries from the Orthodox Church wanted to convert the Slavs. • The historical significance of the phrase Slavs is that the blending of Slavic and Greek culture creates Russia. The Rus Vikings settled on the Slavic lands and they would interact with…

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