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    Eastern Culture

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    time of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), families were forced to depend on each other for resources due to economic and social hardships (Moscow City Tourist). The lack of natural resources for a family means the spread of diseases, and often death. Eventually, over the years, it became a habit of maintaining close relationships with family for their natural resources, such as an extended family grown food (Moscow City Tourist). “Russians don 't know when and where they might call on their friends, but they do know that by building relationships they will not be left out in the cold in a time of need” (Moscow City Tourist). Culturally, Russian’s take pleasure in their native land by preserving their beliefs. In Moscow, being all smile and happy is seen as taboo. A Muscovite’s, a Moscow individual, believe that being too happy about their good luck could suck away their good luck. The word the article uses is “jinx”, which is why you will hardly see a Muscovite happy. The article mentions the reason to why Muscovite’s don’t show happiness, but only content. Muscovite’s are content because they have seen hardships throughout the years. You really don’t know how good you have it until it is gone. Therefore, Muscovite’s take good luck not for granted; instead, they accept their luck without showing it off. (Moscow City Tourist) The Article The article that I chose is called, Religion 's Influence on Culture and Psychology, written by Martin Lynch, Jr. Do religion…

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    Peter I the Great Peter I the Great is single-handedly responsible for the Westernization and the modernization of Russia. His multiple domestic reforms and border expansions transformed Russia from an isolated medieval country- that had remained nearly isolated from the Renaissance or Reformation of any kind- into a great modern power. Peter was born on June 9, 1672 in Moscow, Russia. Peter was the son of Tsar Aleksey I and Natalya Naryshkina, the czar’s second wife. Peter’s birth resulted…

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    Battle of Borodino Introduction The battle of Borodino was fought on the 7th of September 1812 near the western side of Moscow. As a Russian artilleryman and a devoted soldier of the motherland, I witnessed how Napoleon had an intention to invade the Russian country with an aim of making the Russians to declare war. He wanted to show the Russians that the French were strong and that he would defeat the Russians in a decisive manner. This military strategy according to Napoleon would force the…

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    Peter The Great Legacy

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    Peter the Great’s Biography Peter the Great was born on June 9, 1672 in Moscow, Russia, and died on February 8, 1725. Peter the Great’s reign, was the turning point for Russia, and his rule is what sent Russia toward the promise of becoming one of the world’s superpowers during the Cold War. Peter the Great ruled jointly with his “elder half-brother Ivan” until his death in 1696 (Hughes). Peter the Great was named the Great for a reason; his legacy was a “program of extensive reform known as…

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    with the Bolsheviks. Zhdanov enrolled in the Russian army in 1916 when he was twenty years old. He spent four months training in Tbilisi, Georgia and then was stationed to Shadrinsk where he showed himself to be a good leader with very persuasive oratory skills. The civil war was a defining moment in Zhdanov’s life, like many other Russian leaders the civil war shaped their image and self-identity as warriors bringing about a new order. In 1918 Zhdanov returned to Tver where with the help of…

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    Fashion," Karpova defines the dress of the Stilyagi. In the first years of existence of this phenomenon, the look of Stilyagi was rather a caricature: bright wide pants, baggy jacket, a hat with a wide brim, unimaginable colors socks, and tie (Karpova). Subsequently, the look has undergone significant changes: appeared the famous pants-pipes, elegant jacket with wide shoulders, narrow tie (Karpova). Relevant mods have considered Sweater "with deer," in imitation of the heroes of the movie "Sun…

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    Kim Philby Research Paper

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    the Peoples Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD), which was the predecessor to the Committee for State Security (KGB). Philby noted in his autobiography that “Otto spoke at great length, arguing that a person with my family background and possibilities could do far more for Communism than the run-of-the-mill Party member or sympathizer…I accepted his offer” (Defence of the Realm, 2009). A simple recruitment for what would become the most damaging espionage agent within the west until his…

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    after violence broke out condemning the demonstrators as counter revolutionaries, which served to anger the anti-Stalinist demonstrators even more. Nagy was reappointed prime minister to quell the uprising but his indecisiveness and purely reactionist actions increased the chances of soviet intervention. When Nagy did finally act he promised the Hungarian people reforms that went too far for the Kremlin. Gati states that “...he [Nagy] embraced even the most radical demands-without telling the…

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    not due to any deep patriotism to the Soviet Union. Though he still retained his official position as a children’s book illustrator, he was seen as an unofficial artist and continued to quietly produce his own work in his spare time. Additionally, Kabakov emigrated at the close of the Cold War in 1987, almost a decade after Komar and Melamid. Subsequently, he also endured a longer period of aesthetic isolation as an older artist, and makes multiple references to the dissolution of the Soviet…

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    essay will begin with a brief comparison followed by how they are different representations of the war. Examples from the films as well as technical components in the films will be talked about to back up the information being presented. First off, the first comparison the two films have is the portrayal of World War Two. Throughout both films, the Nazis are seen as the bad evil type characters, which they certainly were in real life. Ivan’s Childhood showed this by Nazis taking over Ivan’s…

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