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  Refusenik (Soviet Union) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Refuseniks included Jews who were desiring to emigrate on religious grounds and Jews seeking to emigrate to Israel for national/Zionist aspirations and relatively secular Jews desired to escape an undercurrent of the state-sponsored anti-Semitism.
The coming to power of Mikhail Gorbachev in the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s and his policies of glasnost and perestroika, as well as a desire for better relations with the West led to major changes.
With the collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of the decade, the term "otkaznik" largely passed into history.
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The Varangians/Russes got to Russia through their technology, the sailing ships that could actually take them to Greenland; but they came to rule the area through forms of large scale political organization that may have been rudimentary compared to Francia and Romania, but were beyond anything seen previously east of Moravia.
Russia would then always be hindered by autocratic government that alternatively smothered dissent and innovation and then, alarmed at the backwardness of the country, attempted to impose top-down reforms and development -- which then would be resisted by a national conservatism that the government in its phase of being threatened by change would have loved.
Russia was as weary of war as a country could be, but the Provisional Government decided to stay in the war against Germany.
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Jews (Hebrew: יְהוּדִים, Yehudim; Yiddish: ייִדן, Yiden) are followers of Judaism or, more generally, members of the Jewish people (also known as the Jewish nation, or the Children of Israel), an ethno-religious group descended from the ancient Israelites and from converts who joined their religion.
Jews (identifiable by the distinctive hats that they were required to wear) being killed by Christian knights.
Jews were subject to expulsions from England, France, and the Holy Roman Empire throughout the Middle Ages, with most of the population moving to Eastern Europe and especially Poland, which was uniquely tolerant of the Jews through the 1700s.
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 Glasnost: Genuine Change or Illusion?
That is the tragedy of Russian culture, because in order to become known to readers and viewers, Soviet writers, musicians, dancers, or film producers have to become either dead physically or dead SpTtually to become a part of the propaganda machine in order to be allowed to show their art in the Soviet Union.
If the Soviets really wanted to liberalize the access to their culture, they should have started by allowing the works of prominent writers, musicians, and film makers to be available to the Soviet readers, viewers, listeners, and then there Would be no need for these so-called backdoor negotiations.
I believe that the Soviets become more dangerous, not because I believe 'that the danger of the Soviet Union is in their huge accumulation of weapons or their desire to launch mobile -and sea-based weapons, because they'do not have such good weapons.
www.heritage.org /Research/RussiaandEurasia/HL103.cfm   (4453 words)

 Union of Councils for Soviet Jews: Critics Fear Russian History Textbooks Overlook Soviet Crimes and Repression
Three of four photos on the cover of "History of Russia and the World in the 20th Century" carry Soviet propaganda images: Moscow's soaring "Worker and Collective Farm Girl" statue, a poster reading "The Motherland is Calling" and the Soyuz-Apollo space docking.
A series of seminars for school history instructors held by the Holocaust Foundation showed that many schools resist telling students about the killing or imprisonment of Jews by the Nazis and the Soviets, said Alla Gerber, the head of the foundation.
Copyright 2005 by UCSJ: Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union.
www.fsumonitor.com /stories/081704Russ2.shtml   (721 words)

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was established as a federation on Dec. 30, 1922.
Trotsky was dismissed as commissar of war in 1925 and banished from the Soviet Union in 1929.
Russia was initially alarmed in 2001 when the U.S. announced its rejection of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty of 1972, which for 30 years had been viewed as a crucial force in keeping the nuclear arms race under control.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107909.html   (3113 words)

 Russia and Russian History Profile Biography and Encylopedia Entry Arkansas Encyclopedia Essay
World War I led to the Russian Revolution in 1917 that was followed by the proclamation of the Soviet Union under Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin, and the Russian Civil War, in which the Communist or Red forces defeated the Czarist or White forces.
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 is fairly sparsely populated due to its enormous size; population is densest in the European part of Russia, in the Ural Mountains area, and in the south-eastern part of Siberia.
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Fusing American history with the story of Exodus, this Haggadah is chock-full of fl and white and color pictures and illustrations, quotations and citations, advertisements and c...
Essential Papers on Jews and the Left presents a sweeping portrait of the defining impact of the left on modern Jewish politics and culture in Europe, Palestine/Israel, and the New World.
Table of Contents: Historical background; Tsarist background; The Bolshevik Revolution and the curtailment of the Pogroms; Jews and Bolshevism; Assimilation into Soviet society; The status of the Jews in the Marxist state; Repression of the Jewish Labor Bund, Soviet anti-Zionism; Stalin and allegations of anti-Semitism; Post-Stalin; Anti-Zionism and the Cold War; Assimilation and diminishing cu...
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 Illustrated history of Russia and the Former USSR.(C) Copyright 1995, RUSphoto
Chronology, the illustrated history of Russian Navy (from 1696) and many other documents and pictures are provided at the exhibition devoted to 300th Anniversary of Russian Navy.
Illustrated history of the state and church in Russian America from the Alaskan Russian Church Archive (XIX century).
A comprehensive history of the Jews of Russia from the first settlements to the present.
www.friends-partners.org /oldfriends/mes/russia/history.html   (860 words)

 HistoryWiz: Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Russia and Eastern Europe Chronology North Park University - a chronology of Russian and Eastern European history 4000 BC to present
Images From Russian History - The collection of pictures was compiled in 1908-1913 for an edition of "Pictures of Russian History" published by I.N. Knebel (1854-1926) in Moscow.
Illustrated History of Russia and the USSR pictures pertaining to Russian historical heritage and photos witnessing recent events in Russia
www.historywiz.com /russia.htm   (580 words)

 Jews in Russia the Countries of the Former Soviet Union Central and Eastern Europe
Jews in Russia the Countries of the Former Soviet Union Central and Eastern Europe
Jews in Russia, the Countries of the Former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe
The Joy and the Sorrow: the Jews of Ungvar-Uzhorod and Vicinity, 1492-1944.
www.lib.uchicago.edu /e/su/slavic/jbib/jewbib99.html   (1254 words)

 Humbul Record : Jews from Russia and the former Soviet Union: table of contents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This particular part of it is entirely devoted to problems associated with Jews from Russia and the former Soviet Union.
The site covers the historic past of the Russian Jews, by describing the Pale of settlement, for which a detailed map is also provided.
The site also focuses on Soviet Jewry and refuseniks (people who were not allowed to emigrate from the country).
www.humbul.ac.uk /output/full3.php?id=9852   (304 words)

 Judaism.com - A Century of Ambivalence The Jews of Russia & the Soviet Union 1881 to the Present By: Zvi Gitelman
In startling photographs and lively narrative, this new edition of the classic A Century of Ambivalence traces the historical experience of Jews in Russia from a period of creativity and repression in the second half of the nineteenth century through the paradoxes posed by the post-Soviet era.
In the intervening century the Jews of that area have been at the center of some of the most dramatic events of modern history—two world wars, revolutions, pogroms, political liberation, repression, and the collapse of the USSR.
In startling photographs from the archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and with a lively and lucid narrative, A Century of Ambivalence traces the historical experience of Jews in Russia from a period of creativity and repression in the second half of the 19th century through the paradoxes posed by the post-Soviet era.
www.judaism.com /display.asp?etn=GEBAD   (309 words)

 LP: Jews Who Fled the Soviet Union Return to Russia
MOSCOW, Russia - When she fled the Soviet Union for Israel with her family as a teenager, the last place Irina Azanyan expected to end up 15 years later was in Moscow.
Azanyan and her family fled the Soviet regime at the tail end of a massive wave of emigration that saw about 1 million Soviet Jews settle in Israel by the mid-1990s.
Now that the virulent antisemitism that emerged after the fall of the Soviet Union has mostly abated, it doesn't surprise me that some Russians are returning to Russia, where they were born and raised and everything is familiar.
www.libertypost.org /cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=96072   (3820 words)

 Holocaust Institute for Educators   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The History of the Jews in Russia -
The Jews of Russsia Under Czar Alexander II The Fate of Soviet Jewry During the Holocaust
The Jewish Role in the Bolshevik Revolution and the Early Soviet Regime
www.tfn.net /holocaust/Russia.html   (77 words)

 Amazon.com: A Century of Ambivalence: The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the Present: Books: Zvi Y. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Through a remarkable collection of photographs from the YIVO Institute and private sources, this book traces the uncertain relationship of the Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union with their state and society.
It shows how Jews have remained torn between a love for the land of their birth and loyalty to their own heritage, while contending with both the prejudices of the majority population and the continually shifting policies of the government, tsarist and communist.
A well written and nicely illustrated book on the history of Easter Europe's Jews, from their days with the Czar (starts with 1881) to their days under the Soviet Union including their brief terror under the nazis during the Great Patriotic War.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0253214181?v=glance   (1045 words)

 Soviet Union (Former) : Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
Soviet of the Union and Soviet of Nationalities
The Soviet Union and the Nuclear Arms Control
Military Policy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
lcweb2.loc.gov /frd/cs/sutoc.html   (454 words)

My research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russia, with a special emphasis on the history and experiences of Jews in Russia and the Soviet Union.
Labor, Thought and Society in Russia and the Soviet Union: Essays Presented to Professor Reginald E. Zelnik by his Students and Colleagues.
Seventeen Moments in Soviet History (This site is designed as a supplement to courses on Soviet history and contains over 200 short essays, texts of documents, three hours of streaming archival video with subtitles, and streaming music to songs).
www.swarthmore.edu /SocSci/rweinbe1/index.html   (724 words)

 2005 Holocaust Institute for Educators   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Lee Metcalf, Ph.D., a political scientist, is Assistant Director of the FSU Center for East European Studies.
Her current research focuses on presidential power in post-Communist states.
The History of Belarus Jewry (in English or Russian)
www.tfn.net /holocaust/2005/2005_sixteen.html   (434 words)

 Find in a Library: Jews and Jewish life in Russia and the Soviet Union
Find in a Library: Jews and Jewish life in Russia and the Soviet Union
Jews and Jewish life in Russia and the Soviet Union
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