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    “I will drag you kicking and screaming into the modern world”, this famous quote from the Czar, Peter the Great involved a lot of symbolic changes. In the 16th to 17th century Russia was considered to be a country that was out of order and brutal in the eyes of major powers in Europe. However, after the rule of Peter the Great, this view changed and Russia was no longer seen as a “backwards” nation. Peter the Great modernized Russia by infusing 'western' technology and by forcing his people to reject

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    statutory law and church reform. The tsar had quite prompt and constructive ideas to better the country. The schemes that he suggested were carried out, but a number of them failed. They crumbled due to Ivan the Terrible’s temper. A massive fire struck Moscow on the 21st of June, 1547, nearly a year after Ivan's coronation. The city’s mostly wooden buildings quickly capitulated to the flames. Even the surrounded fortress of Kremlin that looked down over the city was damaged. All structures within the city

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    Men were not the only one who were presented awards or honors. Prestigious awards were given to many women who fought during WWII too. These women deserved their awards for what they did. 90 percent of the women who fought were given the award the Gold Star of Hero of the Soviet Union. This award was one of the highest medals for courage in the Soviet Union. Most awards were awarded after death to the women who fought in the battles. The women who had presented these awards there were thirty pilots

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    Summary Peter The Great

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    Name: Fahad Chowdhury ID: 1210880030 Course: Eng 105 Section: 2 Summary on Peter the Great from “History” Peter I or commonly known as Peter the Great was the tsar of Russian Empire from 1682 until his death. He was born in Moscow, Russia on June 9, 1672. Peter is mostly known for his extensive reformation of medieval Russia into a modern European empire. Peter was the 14th child of tsar Alexis. Peter ruled Russia jointly with is brother Ivan V from 1682 until 1696. Peter inherited a country,

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    and Vassiliev write, “…Soviet citizens in the 1936-39 purge years, when millions were imprisoned, tortured, and executed. Duggan raised the question of the purges with Norman Borodin (handler) on July 2, 1937, according to the latter’s memorandum to Moscow on the discussion, which suggested the State Department official’s troubled reaction to recent events in the Soviet Union” (12). Duggan was always a strong advocate for Soviet ideals, however these seemingly unjustified killings caused him to reassess

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    Born in Moscow, Russia on June 9, 1672, Peter the Great was a Russian czar in the late 17th century who took over the Russian throne from his half sister,and is best known for his extensive reforms in an attempt to establish Russia as a great nation. He created a strong navy, reorganized his army according to Western standards, secularized schools, administered greater control over the reactionary Orthodox Church, and introduced new administrative and territorial divisions of the country. Peter the

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    Russia’s extremely rich history of the 9th to 13th centuries has led us to recognize prominent leaders of Kievan Rus like Oleg of Novgorod, or Vladimir the Great. But of the many leaders that have ruled over Russian provinces, few are as distinct, complex, and memorable as Ivan the Terrible following the rise of Muscovite Russia. Ivan IV was captivating not only in his conflicting reign, but in his tumultuous personal feelings of paranoia and ruthlessness. For years, Ivan IV has been debated as being

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    Peter The Great's Reforms

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    Peter the Great Peter the Great was an iconic individual in Russian history and even in world history. He made many strides for Russia to become more of a westernized nation. World Civilization II: The Rise and Fall of Empires© 1500- present stated, "From his father, Peter learned of Russia’s need for modernization, so in the early 18th century, Peter embarked on an extended journey throughout Europe where he learned how to build ships, observed modern military techniques, and recruited Western

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    This novel is the best novel about British India, and one of the most breathtaking stories of espionage, Rudyard Kipling’s Kim published in 1901. Kim became the symbol of the "Great Game", that curious era of shadow boxing between Britain and Russia played out on the North West Frontier, Afghanistan, Persia, and Central Asia. The prosper of Russian territorial annexation and gains in Central Asia during the nineteenth century was spectacular and unbelievable, and a brief look at the map will confirm

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    Peter the Great (1682-1725) The ruler of Russia, Peter the Great, is a best fit absolute monarch for the entirety of Europe. First off, the characteristics of absolutism are centralizing the government, pacifying the nobility, increasing the revenue, and establishing an army. All these characteristics were successfully accomplished by Peter the Great that made his empire in Russia stand for a long period of time. Peter the Great would also participate in a war that would help develop and expand

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    Il Deserto Rosso: Film Analysis Il Deserto Rosso – Red Desert is an Italian film from 1964 directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. The plot of the film focuses on the events that revolve around Giuliana (Monica Vitti), a woman who is living a deep inner crisis. After, an attempted suicide, which is disguised as a car accident, Giuliana’s mental state is compromised. The woman is affected by continuous neurosis, which preclude her the possibility of leading a normal life. Giuliana is married to Ugo (Carlo

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    David pope Alan Rogers American Government and Economics Honors 3/1/2018 Animal Farm vs Russian Revolution The connections and similarities between the book, Animal Farm and the infamous Russian Revolution are striking. You can virtually find a doppelganger and mirrored event in Animal Farm for every figure and event that happened in the Russian revolution. Even the philosophies created are a similarity. The most obvious difference is that the story is based

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    During the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis took place. It was when two superpowers were close to causing a nuclear war. Its main origin was when the United States invaded Cuba, on April 10, 1961; which is also known as the Bay of Pigs invasion. After the invasion, previous Prime Minister; Fidel Castro of Cuba, was ‘paranoid’ because he felt like America was planning another attack. So in order to protect his nation, he sought military and economic help from the Soviet Union. Late president Nikita

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    Arrival Scene

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    entrance – a kind of tunnel - is located at the bottom of the ship that is hovering above them. The tunnel appears like an elevator well; they are at its bottom looking up to the top where a bright light is visible. Miraculously the characters are able to walk up the wall. First this is shown as if they were walking on the ground normally. However, when they are near the light source the scene is upside down (Figure 28). The light conditions and the tunnel’s texture create an unfamiliar atmosphere

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    “Soviet communism paid a heavy price for what it did to Orwell in Spain. Out of that came Animal Farm. An attack on the myth of the nobility of Soviet Communism” states Russell Baker, author of the preface to George Orwell’s Animal Farm (Orwell vi). In this statement, Baker is referring to Orwell’s experiences in while he fought in the Spanish Civil War. Even though Spain was far away from Russia, it didn’t escape Stalin’s influence. Because of Communist influence in Spain, many of Orwell’s friends

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    Executive summary The report includes how to maintain safety and security in the hotel through efficient lodging services. Moreover, it contains the risk of theft and suspicious behavior by the guests and staff and strategies to be implemented in order to reduce the negative outcomes arising from them. The sources of disturbances occurring in a hotel will be analyzed, and effective measures on how to remedy them are included. As key control procedures are important to maintain security of the establishment

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    Asia Travel Destination

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    Asia the Beauty and Diversity for a Vacation One of the world’s largest and most diverse continent is Asia. Its total Area, including Asian Russia (with the Caucasian isthmus) but excluding the island of New Guinea, amounts to some 17,226,200 square miles, thus it roughly represents one-third of the land surface of Earth. Asia has both the highest and the lowest points on the surface of Earth, in addition to having the longest coastline of any continent. Moreover, Asia is usually subjected to the

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    Conclusion This study about Multiculturalism in Classical Ballet Companies Nowadays has revealed that multiculturalism is a complicated term. If multiculturalism can be denoted as the coexistence of diverse groups that share different cultural and ideological backgrounds, classical ballet companies can be defined as multicultural. Historically, already in the middle of the nineteenth century, when Marius Petipa emigrated to Saint-Petersburg and introduced in his masterpieces such as Swan Lake, the

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    Transferring these concepts into what national identity means for Russia, and though is a topic that has created various and contradictory arguments, literature suggests that Russian national identity started developing in times of the Emperor Peter the Great, since there was a need for feeling attached to a communal identity which created the concept of “Rossiyan”, which according to Karamzin, being a Rossiyan meant having a connection with the homeland and the need to be a perfect citizen (Tishkov

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    Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, born in St. Petersburg, Russia on 22 April 1899, was a Russian-American novelist who was also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin. Nabokov originally began writing in Russian and wrote his first nine novels in Russian. However, Nabokov achieved international prominence after he started writing in English. Vladimir's finest novel Lolita is also considered his most controversial work because of the criticism it received due to its deep and warped erotic theme. Lolita

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