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  • 1. Ch. 9, sec. 2
  • 2.  2 continents- Europe and Asia  Ural Mountains mark the divide between Europe and Asia
  • 3.  1. Northern Forests  Lumber  Hunting  Cold, snowy  Poor soil 2. Fertile Land  First civilizations in Russia 3. Steppe  Open, treeless grassland  Pasture  Good for migration
  • 4.  Lots of rivers running north to south Linked Russia to Byzantine Empire
  • 5.  Cities:  Moscow Draw and label the Ural Mts. Label Europe and Asia Rivers:  Yenisey  Lena  Ob  Irtysh Oceans:  Arctic  Pacific
  • 6.  Kiev- current capital of Ukraine  Used to be part of Russia  Middle of trade network Mixing of Slavic and Viking peoples
  • 7.  Constantinople sent missionaries to Kiev convert people to Christianity Cyrillic alphabet invented to translate the Bible into Slavic Russians adopted Byzantine culture
  • 8.  Russian Orthodox Church- powerful Military victories- spread of Christianity Russian rulers controlled the Church  Church and state together Religious texts translated to Slavic Many churches built
  • 9.  Batu (grandson of Genghis Khan) led Mongols into Russia  Golden Horde-invaded Kiev Russian princes forced to pay “tribute” $$$ New trade routes to China Cut off Russia from Western Europe
  • 10.  Read p. 106-107 in your book. In your notes, add:  Ivan the Great  Tsar  Ivan the Terrible  How did the two Ivans establish power?