Introduction To Russian History Fall 2010 – Review Plus Class 0ne


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Review of Russian History from Vikings to Nicholas the Second. Class One starts with the introduction of the Revolution, including those who came before, Marx and Engels who wrote the theories that would lead to the Revolution. The problems of Nicholas in WW1 and the misunderstandings caused by Rasputin. The three revolutions, first in 1905 and the two in 1917.

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  • The Renaissance (French for "rebirth"
  • Introduction To Russian History Fall 2010 – Review Plus Class 0ne

    1. 1. Introduction to Russian History Class One Fall 2010 – Review and Intro – Revolution to Stalin in WW2<br />Instructor Joe Boisvert – GCCC - Encore<br />
    2. 2. Russian Time Line 800 to 1240<br />800: Vikings Reach Russia<br />988: Vladimir, now the Rus ruler of Kiev-Novgorod, a kingdom that extends from Ukraine to the Baltic Sea (the largest European state),, converts his people to Christianity (the Greek-Orthodox brand of Christianity) and builds the first church (Church Of the Holy Virgin), while the Patriarch of Byzantium appoints a primate of Russia who is a Greek <br />Descendents of Vikings Rule till Mongrel Invasion<br />1237-40 - Mongols invade Russia, destroying all of its main cities except Novgorod and Pskov; Tatars establish the empire of the Golden Horde in southern Russia.<br />
    3. 3. Vikings Start Modern Russia Bring Christianity to Russia – 9th Century<br />
    4. 4. Mogul Invasion Kept the Russian’s from the Renaissance (French for "rebirth" <br />
    5. 5. Russian Time Line 1552 to 1859<br />1552-56 - Ivan the Terrible conquers the Tatar khanates of Kazan and Astrakhan and establishes Russian rule over lower and middle Volga.<br />1581 - Cossacks begin conquering Siberia.<br />Romanovs<br />1613 - National council elects Michael Romanov as tsar, heralding the Romanov dynasty which ruled Russia until 1917 revolution.<br />1689-1725 - Peter the Great introduces far-reaching reforms, including creating a regular conscript army and navy, subordinating the church to himself and creating new government structures.<br />1772 - 1814 - Russia acquires Crimea as well as parts of Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Georgia (Catherine the Great)<br />1798-1814 - Russia intervenes in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars in France, defeating Napoleon's invasion in 1812 and participating in his overthrow.<br />1834-59 - Caucasian war in which Russian forces face determined resistance to their bid to annex North Caucasus.<br />Orthodox church's influence in post-atheist Russia is growing<br />
    6. 6. Ivan the Terrible<br />
    7. 7. Cossacks, Professional Soldiers<br />
    8. 8. Peter the Great – Changed Russia to a Modern Country on the European Model<br />
    9. 9. Grand Woman of Russian Royalty<br />Daughter of Nicholas, <br />Elizabeth was Killed <br />By Bolsheviks <br />1918<br />Empress Elizabeth<br />Daughter of Peter the<br />Great<br />Catherine the Great<br />
    10. 10. Napoleon's Retreat from Russia<br />
    11. 11. Leading up to Revolution 1853 to 1905<br />1853-57 - Crimean war.<br />1861 - Emancipation Edict ends serfdom; rapid industrialization leads to growth of working class movement and spread of revolutionary ideas. Karl Marx<br />1864-65 - The area of what is now the Central Asian Republics annexed<br />1877-78 - Russian-Turkish war.<br />1897 - Social Democratic Party founded and in 1903 splits into Bolshevik and Menshevik factions.<br />1904-05 - Russian expansion in Manchuria leads to war with Japan - and the 1905 revolution, which forced Tsar Nicholas II to grant a constitution and establish a parliament, or Duma.<br />
    12. 12. End of Imperial Rule, Rasputin, Czars and Improvements and Reverses<br />
    13. 13. Contrasts – Royal Family, Serfs, Emancipated Serfs <br />
    14. 14. Nicholas in WW1<br />
    15. 15. The Intelligencia - Prelude to a Revolution–Writers – Economic Theory <br />Marx and Engels<br />Karl Marx<br />
    16. 16. Revolutionaries – Bolsheviks – Reds - Soviets<br />The End Class One<br />