CULTURAL & POLITICAL INFLUENCES on RUSSIA Slavic, Viking, European and Central Asian cultural influences Parts of Asian Russia had converted …

The collapse of the USSR led to a plenty of local conflicts with hundreds of thousands of the dead and millions of refugees in the republics of the former Soviet Union and in Russia itself. Russia - Empire Building 1450-1750 1. Continuity with Kiev was provided by the Orthodox church, which had acted as a beacon of national life during the period of Tatar domination and continued to play the central role in Russian culture into the 17th century. Russian culture has a long and rich history, steeped in literature, ballet, painting and classical music. In Russia, ballet became a symbol of high culture for educated Russians. When considering Russian influence on American culture, it is important to remember that Russia, like the United States, is, and has long been, a diverse and multicultural society. By the time Russian political and cultural life began to recover in the 14th century, a new centre had arisen: Muscovy (Moscow). It also created bloody terrorisms such as in Chechnya. In the late 19th century, embarrassed by the defeat in the Crimean War, Russia embarked on a path of economic modernization -railroads, factories, and so forth. Tea has a rich and varied history in Russia.Due in part to Russia's cold northern climate, it is today considered the de facto national beverage, one of the most popular beverages in the country, and is closely associated with traditional Russian culture. Here is a brief overview of Russian customs & traditions. While many Jews from the Russian Empire did not identify themselves as Russians, another group of immigrants adopted a Russian identity in the United States. Already in 1567 Russian people came in contact with tea when the Cossack Atamans Petrov and Yalyshev visited China. Russia has a unique history, and the influence of Byzantium on Russia's culture, society, and politics cannot be understated. Russia Brief History of an Empire 1450s to 1700s 2. However, globalization seemed to have negative impact for Russia in the early history. Imperial Russia was generally an exporter of raw material to the rest of Europe. Lande taught the first Russian ballet dancers, and by the early 19th century Russian ballet became renowned around the world. The influence of the Eastern Roman Empire changed Russia not through conquest but a cultural exchange. Among the group of great artistic figures whom Americans see as "Russians," there are Ukrainians, Georgians, and many other ethnic groups. These were the Carpatho-Rusyns, or Ruthenians, from northeastern Hungary and Galicia in the Austro-Hungarian Empire (today far western Ukraine, eastern Slovakia, and southeastern Poland).