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  • Eastern Culture

    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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  • Ilya Kabakov The Window Into My Past Analysis

    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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  • North Korea Soviet Influence

    What became of the Soviet Union? Once, it was America’s greatest opponent in the arms and space race: the iconic communistic government. Nonetheless, in time, the Soviet Union crumbled but not without leaving behind a legacy. One of its main legacies was the creation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or North Korea. Named the Hermetic State, it stands as one of the few totalitarian countries today. However, the current regime in North Korea would not have come to life had there been…

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  • How Did Napoleon Invade Russia

    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 I The Great And The Westernization Of Russia

    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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  • Peter The Great Legacy

    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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  • Analysis Of Failed Illusions By Charles Gati

    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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  • Compare And Contrast The Fall Of Berlin And Ivan's Childhood

    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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  • Analysis Of Oosterhoff's Article 'Stilyagi'

    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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  • Doing Business In Russia Essay

    4.1.4 Doing Business in Russia (i) General The official name of Russia is Russian Federation. The official language is Russian with other co-official languages in various regions. The capital city is Moscow also the largest city. The population is estimated at 143 million people. (ii) Greetings Russians appreciate to shake hands tightly and uphold direct eye contact. They avoid shaking hands and giving things across an entrance, a house or room. It is better to cross the entrance completely…

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