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  • Soviet Victory Over The Nazi German Invaders
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    The historical impact of Operation Barbarosa cannot be denied. The Soviet victory over the Nazi German invaders set up the Soviets as a world superpower and set the stage for the Cold War. Had the Germans not attacked, the Russians may not have gained their dominance in Eastern Europe, and the Warsaw Pact may not have ever been. The war effort forced the Soviets to industrialize faster than ever, particularly in Siberia. Additionally, defeating the Nazis let all the countries of the world know t...
  • Belarus And Russia
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    Belarus is a country in Asia. It is right below Russia. In the 5th century, Belarus (also known as White Russia) was colonized by east Slavic tribes. Kiev dominated it from the 9th to 12th centuries. After the destruction of Kiev by the Mongols in the 13th century, the territory was conquered by the dukes of Lithuania, although it retained an amount of autonomy. Belarus became part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, which merged with Poland in 1569. Following the partitions of Poland in 1772, 1793...
  • 3rd Soviet Congress 1918 Jan
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    So a constitution is granted - the Russian people have their freedom. Freedom of assembly is granted - go to church have rallies. But the assemblies are surrounded my military - so much for that freedom. Freedom of speech is granted - say what you want Russian people. But there is still censorship - say what you want Russian people, but it will not be heard. Russian went through a revolution, they now have a blue, white, and red flag. But what does that really represent Under those patriotic col...
  • Soviet Enterprises
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    The phase in the business cycle that Russia is in is Prosperity. Prosperity is the high point of the business cycle. The Gross Domestic Product is 796 billion dollars. Russia is partners with Germany in exporting and importing. The number of imports is 33 billion and the number of exports are 66 billion. The National Budget is 56.6 billion dollars. They have 1 radio per 2.9 people. They also have 1 Telephone per 5.9 people. Russia's education is free and compulsory through ages 7 to 17. The unem...
  • Nuclear Potential Of Russia
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    US and Russia relations after the defeat of the USSR: The end of Cold War brought new challenges to Russian life, economy and politics. Actually, the post-Cold War period opened the new opportunities for Russia. Democracy made its first steps in the country. After seventy years of communism Russian people finally got a chance to live how the want, to say what they want and to do what they want. People got a chance to choose their own leader, to vote for the Congress members. And it was very conf...
  • Republics Of The Soviet Union
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    The Breakup of The Soviet Union In this essay I am going to talk about the breakup of the Soviet Union and all of the events that took place before, during, and after the split up. I will look into the C.I. S (Commonwealth of Independent States), the Government, economy and the conflicts of the former U.S.S.R. In July of 1991, President Mikhail Gorbachev and ten other Republic leaders all met and signed a treaty giving each Republic more self-government. Five more leaders were to sign the treaty...
  • Vladimir Lenin
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    Vladimir Lenin, who's real name was Vladimir I lch Ulyanov, played an important role in shaping the character of the twentieth century western world. He oversaw the most far-reaching revolution that in 1917 radically changed the political and social structure of Russia and balance of power in the world. Being an important historical figure in Russia, Lenin is treated more like a god. To the Russian public, he is presented as strong, wise, courageous, and kind. Lenin's infallibility, or accuracy,...
  • Political Structure Of Russia
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    Comparative Politics Gerard Chretien RUSSIA: POLITICAL STRUCTURE: Summary: Why the democratic structure in Russia is proving to be unsuccessful. INTRODUCTION: The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, disintegrating into thirteen different states. Ever since the political structure of Russia has been viable and lacks stability. Many reasons can be cited for this instability out of which the bearish economy and a shaky democratic system are the main causes. ANALYSIS: The reforms taken after Russia's di...
  • All Russia Congress Of Soviets
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    In 1918, while the rest of Europe was still engaged in World War I, a newly formed communist government was developing in Russia. Much like 18th century Americans, they had just managed to overthrow what was viewed as a tyrannical government and hoped to form a new nation free of the injustices of the previous rule. Both countries wrote a new constitution as well as a declaration of rights to facilitate this, but their respective documents had vast differences. These disparities stemmed from dif...
  • Countries Need Russia
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    When the Soviet Union fell in 1991, due to many pressures both internal and external, the ex-soviet satellites were given their independence, much to Russia's dismay. A new trend towards sovereignty made it difficult for the largest country in the world to deny it's former members the right to separate. However, even with the creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Russia is still heavily involved with the matters of its former soviet members. This then leaves the question, are...
  • Communist Regime In The Soviet Union
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    Communism in the USSR was doomed from the onset. Communism was condemned due to lack of support from other nations, condemned due to corruption within its leadership, condemned due to the moral weakness of humanity, making what is perfect on paper, ineffective in the real world. The end of this system was very violent. It left one of the two most powerful nations in the world fearful of what was to come. Communism can either be called a concept or system of society. In a society that follows the...
  • Russia Communism In The Cold War
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    USSR: The Doomed Empire BY: Eric Paul Professor Spiegel TA: Mr. Kal hor Introduction: The 1940's and the next four decades after, were a time of bitter struggle between the US and the Soviet Union. National identity as well as ideological differences brought both countries to the brink of nuclear war, a revolutionary style of warfare causing the most disastrous demographic disaster known to man. There are numerous speculations on who actually started the war. It can be argued both ways that both...
  • Fate Of Chechnya A Former Soviet Republic
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    Powell and Putin begin to hammer and sickle out the fate of bombs and Chechen 'terrorists " Today, Secretary of State Colin Powell alights in Moscow on the sixth stop in his barnstorming tour of yet another of imperial America's new backyards. He meets with Russian president Vladimir Putin to try to nail down the details of a new agreement dramatically reducing the two countries' nuclear weapons stockpiles. Both Putin and George Bush committed last month to sharply reducing their respective firs...
  • Western Writers And Soviet Dissidents
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    Abstract This essay concentrates on two representatives of the dissident movement in the Soviet Union in the 1960's and in the 1970's-Andrei Sakharov and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The essay introduces the history of the dissident movement in the Russian Empire under the Tsars and in the Soviet Union under various leaders, mainly under Nikita Khruschev, Leonid Brezhnev and Michael Gorbachev. It presents the historical conflict of Slavophils and Westernizers that began in the time of Peter the Great...
  • Former Soviet Union
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    When on December 21, 1991, the Soviet Union ceased to exist and broke into a fragmented group of independent countries (Byrnes), the world breathed a sigh of relief. Another horrible communist country had finally seen the light and given way to the western beliefs of capitalism and democratic government. But was this really the best thing to happen to an already unstable country Some say yes, because the socialist beliefs and oppression are finally gone. Others say no, because even though capita...
  • Aggressive Russian Policy Toward The New States
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    On the 26th of December 1991, the Soviet parliament voted itself, and the USSR, out of existence. The hastily formed Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), an association with neither constitution nor statutes, took its place. At its inception, Russia hoped the CIS would maintain a common space concerning strategy, economics, law, communications, and so forth. However, many of the successor states, most notably the Ukraine, view the CIS as an emergency organisation; only a useful vehicle for ...
  • President Of Free Democratic Russia
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    United States and Russian Relations have always been up and down. For fifty years the United States was locked in a cold war struggle with Communist nation of the Soviet Union. The American people feared Communism. The U.S. government responded by spending trillions of dollars on weapons specifically for fighting a war with the Soviet Union, but of course this never happened. There where many times that tensions rose and the two nations hit the brink of war, but political solutions where always ...
  • Bolshevik Red Army
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    Before the war with Germany had ended civil war broke out in Russia. Several groups known as 'Whites' opposed the Bolsheviks. There were socialists, liberals, nationalists, and former Tsarist generals. They set up separate government in different parts of Russia and began to fight the Bolsheviks. Britain and France supplied some of them with arms, and also sent soldiers, in the hope that if they won they would bring Russia back in to the war against Germany. In the east Japan, and in the west Po...
  • Soviet Russia's Social Policies
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    Social, Economic and Foreign Policies throughout the Period of 1922-1928! The period from 1922 through to 1928 in Soviet Russia was a period of great change. This change can be seen predominantly in the social, economic and foreign policies of the period. This period of relative stability and great change is highlighted and directed by two major events. The first being the untimely death of the father of modern communism and incomparable leader of Soviet Russia: Lenin. The second is the resultin...
  • Bourgeois Provisional Government And The Socialist Soviets
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    An Analysis Of The Power Structure I nAn Analysis Of The Power Structure In Russia Between February 1917 And October 1917 The February revolution in Russia in 1917 was a spontaneous event caused by rioting, which at the start, was for economic reasons, but soon developed and took on a political nature. The revolution was not planned by either the bourgeois politicians of the Duma or by the socialist parties in Russia at that time. Once the Tsar and the old autocratic system of government had bee...

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