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Very basic russian history

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Very broad overview of Russian History from c. 1000 - c. 1750 CE. A story of three capitals: Kiev, Moscow, St. Petersburg

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Very basic russian history

  1. 1. A Very Basic Outline
  2. 2. Kiev: Moscow: St. Petersburg:1st Russian 2nd Russian 3rd Russian State State State
  3. 3.  Rivers Slavs + Vikings Byzantine roots  Eastern Roman Empire  Greek cultural influence Orthodox Christianity Conquered by Mongols
  4. 4. Baptism of Saint Prince Vladimir, by ViktorVasnetsov, 1890 Saint Sophia Cathedral , Ukraine, c. 1037
  5. 5.  Moscow  Political center: Prince→ Czar (Tsar)  Religious center: Orthodox Christianity  Expanded  Russian EmpireIvan the Great Bell Tower, built 1505-1508,exact center of Moscow
  6. 6.  Kremlin=fortress Origin of Moscow Home to  Orthodox Churches  Czars  Communist leaders  Presidents of Russia Government
  7. 7.  Next to the Kremlin Red (krasnaya) can mean “beautiful” Central square  Department Store  Churches  Museums  Streets
  8. 8. Muscovy=Grand Duchy of Moscow
  9. 9.  Peter the Great More Expansion!  Baltic & Black Seas Enormous palaces showed the wealth of the Czar

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