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  Culture of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The culture of Russia is a hybrid one created from the cultures of the nationalities of this multinational state and the result of development over several distinct epochs.
The politics of the Soviet Union with respect to culture was controversial: on one side there was a politically-motivated desire to create a "Soviet people", which was expressed in the notion of Soviet culture, exemplified by Socialist Realism.
Russia has over 50,000 state public libraries (39,000 of these rural) in total possession of over a billion books, and the stock is steadily growing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Russia   (506 words)

 Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The northern part of Russia together with Novgorod retained some degree of autonomy during the time of the Mongol yoke and was largely spared the atrocities that affected the rest of the country.
Russia saw her comparatively developed centrally planned economy contract severely for five years, as the executive and legislature dithered over the implementation of reforms and Russia's industrial base faced a serious decline.
Population is densest in the European part of Russia, in the Ural Mountains area, and in the south-western parts of Siberia; the south-eastern part of Siberia that meets the Pacific Ocean, known as the Russian Far East, is sparsely populated, with its southern part being densest.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Russia   (5794 words)

 RUSSIA THE GREAT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
In Russia literature and philology became the basis of it and it is not only our writers' merit but also the fact that philology is the main peculiarity of our home culture.
That cultural phenomenon constituted the essential part of the history of Russia, the history of its culture and public thought.
Very promising cultural abundance of the beginning of the 20th century turned into deadlocks and barren flowers - the Russian society was unable to find neither cultural nor moral immunity against Marxist and social virus.
russia.rin.ru /cgi-bin/guide_e.pl?id_cat=3   (921 words)

 Russian / American Cultural Contrasts
Russia has part of its roots in European culture where the ideas of goodness, honor, and freedom are understood as in the West.
Russia remained a vast, backward, largely agriculture empire, regimented and ruled by an autocratic dynasty with a holy mission to defend its faith against the barbarians of the East and the heresies and pluralism of the West.
Russia has a history of the agricultural village commune, with the land held in common and decision-making determined by the assembly of heads of households.
www.goehner.com /russinfo.htm   (3585 words)

 International Adoption Agency | Culture :: Russia
Russian culture has produced some of the greatest artists in history, ranging from literature and music to ballet, theatre, and architecture.
Throughout the country churches are being restored, and the ancient culture of specific cities and communities are being established again.
These dolls are a popular symbol of "Mother Russia." Russia 's most recognizable architectural feature would probably be the beautiful onion-domed churches, reminiscent of eastern architecture.
www.faithfuladoption.org /adoption/russia/culture.aspx   (443 words)

 Russia Hotels - Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Russia's 19th-century cultural legacy is overwhelming, with outstanding achievements in the fields of literature, architecture, ballet, musical composition and performance.
Russia's most characteristic architectural feature is its onion-domed churches, which evolved when the wooden churches of the north were translated into brick and colorful tilework.
Folk culture is remembered in the heroic stamping dances of the Georgian State Dance Company, regional embroidery and woodcarving, Russian dolls and the carved wooden houses of the east.
www.russiahotels.us /culture.htm   (252 words)

 [Intl-tobacco] Smoking Culture in Russia
Russia's High-Tar Tasters Live and Breathe Cigarettes by ROBYN DIXON / Times Staff Writer Source: Los Angeles Times, Wednesday, 7/19/00 YELETS, Russia--Through waxy red lips, Larissa Solovyova expels a heavy cloud of acrid-smelling smoke, which wafts like a small thundercloud by her face.
No one in Russia is making papirosi of lower-grade tobacco than Belomorkanal, a big seller for the Yelets factory, which makes 5 billion papirosi and other cigarettes a year.
There is no regulation in Russia governing the amount of tar in papirosi such as Belomorkanal.
lists.essential.org /pipermail/intl-tobacco/2000q3/000223.html   (1414 words)

 Russia, A Culture of Changes
Russia is not only the largest country in the world, but is also a country of change.
These changes in government which affected the people of Russia was at first loud and violent, but later, was silent and deadly.
More recently, Russia has gone through another change in the way it is governed that was a radical but peaceful change.
www.geocities.com /smustard2002/treasurehunt.html   (356 words)

 Russia Culture Clash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Cultural Differences Between People of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) and America.
By understanding some of the cultural differences and their meanings, it may be easier to understand your foreign counterparts and have a more pleasant visit with fewer misunderstandings.
If you ask an American about something which they don't want to reveal, they will tell you it is none of your business.  If you ask someone from the FSU about something they don't want to reveal, they simply will not respond.
www.geocities.com /russiacultureclash   (1644 words)

 Russian Culture, Traditions, Holidays, Family and Daily Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The theatre culture was developed during the Soviet times when tickets were sold through schools and enterprises: cities were divided into areas and there was a theatre agent responsible for each particular area.
Russia is quite a tough country and Russians usually do not hesitate to say what they think in a way that doesn't leave room for any misunderstandings.
Russia has the highest educational level in the world (more than 40% of the total population have college or university degree).
www.womenrussia.com /russians.htm   (7429 words)

 Russia Cooking/Eating, Culture & Tradition, Travel Products and Abazinian, Adygei, Aleut, Altai, Avar, Balkar, Buryat, ...
Russia achieved a slight recovery in 1997, but the government's stubborn budget deficits and the country's poor business climate made it vulnerable when the global financial crisis swept through in 1998.
Russia remains heavily dependent on exports of commodities, particularly oil, natural gas, metals, and timber, which account for over 80% of exports, leaving the country vulnerable to swings in world prices.
Russia's industrial base is increasingly dilapidated and must be replaced or modernized if the country is to achieve sustainable economic growth.
www.worldlanguage.com /Countries/Russia.htm   (1559 words)

 History & Culture of Russia / Ancient Russia
In fact, early Russia was not exactly "Russia," but a collection of cities that gradually coalesced into an empire.
I n the early part of the ninth century, as part of the same great movement that brough the Danes to England and the Norsemen to Western Europe, a Scandanavian people known as the Varangians crossed the Baltic Sea and landed in Eastern Europe.
It was during this time (in 1147 to be exact) that Yuri Dolgorukiy, one of the regional princes, held a feast at his hunting lodge atop a hill overlooking the confluence of the Moskva and Neglina Rivers.
www.geographia.com /russia/rushis02.htm   (479 words)

 Russia: UNESCO Culture Sector
The objective of Media Forum is to demonstrate the connection between traditional and modern branches of screen culture, the impact of technological innovations on visual arts.
Media Forum 20, Bersenevskaya Nab., Moscow The objective of Media Forum is to demonstrate the connection between traditional and modern branches of screen culture, the impact of technological innovations on visual arts.
OUTVIDEO 2005 videoart festival in public spaces Russia, Ekaterinburg city 05 Jun 2005 - 05 Jul 2005 The idea of the festival is to integrate contemporary video art into the public spaces of Ekaterinburg city.
portal.unesco.org /culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=12924&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=-277.html   (200 words)

 [Russia 1: culture]
It was then that young Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov obtained his first works by contemporary artists, having set himself the goal of creating a collection which, in future, would grow into a museum of national art.
The gallery's academic associates actively participate in developing questions of the history and theory of Russian art, arrange various exhibitions of old and new art both at home and abroad, give lectures, conduct tours, carry out restoration and expertise work, and introduce new forms of computerised museum information.
The Tretyakov Gallery possesses one of the richest specialised libraries in Russia, containing more than 200 thousand books on art, as well as a unique photo and transparency collection and large restoration workshops equipped with modern technical facilities.
www.russia-hc.ru /eng/culture/trgal/trgal_1.cfm   (2229 words)

 Pravda.RU Days of Bulgarian Culture in Russia
Russia will present seven films within the 27th International Film Festival slated to be held in Cairo from October 7 to 17, officials of the international department of the Film Makers' Union of the Russian Federation said on Monday.
The first international festival of the cultural creative activity of the peoples of the Asia-Pacific Region The Sun Rises in the East is opening in the largest city of Russia's Far-Eastern region, Khabarovsk, (the time difference with Moscow is seven hours) on Monday.
Russia and the USA should join forces to create an AIDS vaccine, Mikhail Margelov, chairman of the Federation Council (Upper House of the Russian parliament) committee on international affairs, said at the Russo-American meting of businessmen and trade unions on AIDS.
newsfromrussia.com /science/2003/10/01/50287.html   (2438 words)

 Europe-Asia Studies: Post-Soviet political culture in Russia: an assessment of recent empirical investigations
One of the most serious problems that has plagued use of the concept 'political culture' in the study of Soviet politics is that it has been used to explain almost anything and everything that otherwise cannot be explained.
Political culture has been the phlogiston of Sovietology: the classic case of a concept that simultaneously captures everything and nothing.(8) That is not to say that political culture is phlogiston (i.e.
In their recent important study of cultural theory, Thompson, Ellis & Wildavsky expressed sympathy for 'those who complain that political culture is often treated as a residual variable, an explanation of last resort dragged in to fill the void when more conventional explanations fail'.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3955/is_n2_v48/ai_18349142   (930 words)

 A2Z Languages - Russia - Country Guide: Culture
The culture of Russia today is the result of many different influences of the past.
This is the language of the government and business and is the native language of close to half the population.
There are two basic forms of folk art in Russia, handicrafts practiced on a broad scale and works of art created by gifted persons working at home.
www.a2zlanguages.com /Russia/countryguide/culture.htm   (390 words)

 Russian Culture - Johnson's Russia List 5-19-03   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Russia should take protectionist measures with regard to its national culture, according to Culture Minister Mikhail Shvydkoi.
At a meeting with the heads of cultural organisations and artistic associations, Shvydkoi acknowledged that Russian culture today exists only because of the selfless devotion of its workers.
The minister said that the only salvation from this situation was an economic boom, which would fill the state's coffers and enable public sector workers to attain a higher standard of living.
www.cdi.org /russia/Johnson/7187-3.cfm   (296 words)

 Russia and Related Websites on the Internet
History and Culture of Russia - overview the country's history from ancient times to the Soviet Era.
Imperial Russian Journal - dedicated to Russia's Royal Family and the golden age of Imperial Russian history and culture.
Royal Russia - history of the Romanov Dynasty and the Russian Monarchy.
www.russianstamps.com /links.htm   (736 words)

 The development of Russian culture (from Russia) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Russia's unique and vibrant culture developed, as did the country itself, from a complicated interplay of native Slavic cultural material and borrowings from a wide variety of foreign cultures.
Russian is the primary language of the overwhelming majority of people in Russia and is also used as a second language in other former republics of the Soviet Union.
Russia had suffered under an extremely oppressive form of government for centuries under the rule of the czars.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-38628   (835 words)

 People and Culture (from Russia) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
As a whole, Russia's rate of population growth is well below that of previous decades, resulting primarily from a decline in the birthrate of the Russian majority.
Neolithic culture that expanded over large areas of Europe north and west of the Danube River (from Slovakia to the Netherlands) about the 5th millennium BC.
The ancient Greeks cultured oysters in Rome and Gaul.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-207543?tocId=207543&ct=   (983 words)

 Russia/USA Culture
The Oxford historian of Russia B. Summers, in his Peter the Great and the Emergence of Russia, was not reaching as far as Brooks, but he saw that the modernizing Emperor "did not explore the springs and motive forces of this western achievement" [42].
By virtue of this process, the culture of the whole Western world fell too [,] largely during the nineteenth century, into the hands of the prig [low-brow] and the aesthete [high-brow], those two sick blossoms of the same sapless stalk [...].
Puritanism undermined the ability of Americans to survive industrialization of culture, but Europe still produced Nietzsche and Renan, Morris and Rodin, Marx and Mill, all of whom in different ways were able "to assimilate for human uses the positive by-products of industrialism itself, science and democracy" [119].
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~kimball/clt.usa.rus.htm   (2962 words)

 History & Culture of Russia / Overview
Next year, the city of Moscow is celebrating its 850th Anniversary, a celebration that will mark the recovery, as well as the commemoration, of its glorious past.
For most western visitors, the bulk of Russia's history is nothing more than a compendium of hazy legends and sensationalist rumors--from scurrilous stories about Catherine the Great to tabloid television reports of the miraculous survival of the children of Nicholas II.
However, the factual history of the country is no less compelling than its fabulous history, and even a brief introduction to the great and not-so-great figures of its past make a visit far more rewarding.
www.geographia.com /russia/rushis01.htm   (216 words)

 Russian Culture
To have any understanding of the logic or culture of Russia, you need to feel her soul, her history, and her people.
In other culture classes there is a focus in polite and “cultural” Russian culture, but this not such a course.
In each section the focus is on talking about and dispelling the myths and propaganda surrounding Russia, to create a clearer picture of the life and times of her people.
www.suite101.com /course.cfm/18808/seminar/542766   (425 words)

 Reason: Religion in Art? Nyet!: Casualties in Russia's culture wars
Culture wars over blasphemous art, such as Andres Serrano's urine-dipped crucifix or Chris Ofili's elephant dung-decorated Madonna, have flared up periodically in the United States in recent years.
Russia's human rights activists, such as Moscow Helsinki Watch group president Ludmila Alexeyeva and former Human Rights Commission chairman Sergei Kovalev, see the prosecution as a dangerous sign of Russia's descent into authoritarianism.
The absurd witch-hunt in Russia is a cautionary tale for the United States as well.
www.reason.com /cy/cy032305.shtml   (827 words)

 Helga Zepp LaRouche, Dialogue of Culture, Moscow, Russia
As you know, his life was dedicated to the idea of education, and how to kindle the creative spark in his students, so that they would realize their full human potential.
The same contact occurred again, between Frederick II and the Arabs; and then the idea of a dialogue of cultures was especially promoted by Raymundus Lullus [Raymond Llull] in the 13th Century.
But one should see how the different cultures influence each other over long periods of time; and that they enrich each other; and therefore, it becomes clear, that through such a dialogue of cultures, which features the best traditions of each, from the standpoint of universal history, this is the only way to peace.
www.schillerinstitute.org /russia/lar_hzl_121401/hzl_dialog.html   (2254 words)

 Teaching American English & Culture in Russia
This is an exceptional opportunity to experience Russia in a uniquely supportive atmosphere and to accomplish something worthwhile in the process.
For this reason, I'm told, the younger Americans who are living in small towns in Russia are seen as possessing a "unique and valuable experience" when compared to those who worked pretty much exclusively in the larger cities.
He is able to study a different culture and to feel the warmth and caring of the people who work at the American Home....
www.serendipity-russia.com /engculture.htm   (1998 words)

 RUSS207 - Popular Culture in Russia
This course is an interdisciplinary survey of Russian popular culture and the changes "perestroika" and "glasnost" brought to it.
It will focus on what is new about the Russian cultural scene now, attempt to find the roots of change in the past, understand what is different and what has stayed the same.
Through literary and historical texts, works of visual art, and film, and lectures by visiting experts, students will be introduced to the social and cultural climate from which perestroika emerged that continues to influence changes in Russian life.
www.wesleyan.edu /wesmaps/course0405/russ207s.htm   (184 words)

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