Life in Eastern Europe and Western Russia (People and Cutures (Religion…
Life in Eastern Europe and Western Russia
When a strong central government surrenders to a local authority.
One small group of people who control the government and use it to further their own goals.
The rise of prises of goods and other products
Issues in Eastern Europe and Western Europe
Russia and other countries were formerly part of the Soviet republic.
Earning a living
Almost 1 million people work in Russia's foresting industry.
Russia is also a major supplier in iron, ore, and other metals.
Russia is one of the worlds leading producer in oil and natural gas.
Nearly half of the population in Albania is employed in agriculture.
Connections: Europe and Asia
Russia plays a key relation ship between Europe and Asia.
Russian culture has always been a mix of Europe culture and Asian culture.
Developements in Europe and Asia have affected Russia
People and Cutures
Soviet authorities did not trust the music, television programs, and films that were coming from capitalized countries such as the U.S.A.
Ethnic and Language Groups
80% of Russian population is ethnic
Each group has it's own language.
Poland , Czech Republic, Slovakia, and parts of Eastern Germany.
Represented by Slavic ethnic groups in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.
Comes from Bulgaria
Most religions were frowned upon by the Soviets
Bulgaria has a rich tradition in folk and choir music.
A small Amount of literature is written in the Czech language.
In the 1800s and early 1900s, Russia produced some of the worlds best culture work ever.
Most countries support a minority number of Muslims, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Protestants, and Jews.
Nearly 70% of Albania is Muslium
The majority of people in Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia are Roman Catholic.
The majority of Belarus, Bulgaria, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and Ukraine worship at an Eastern Orthodox Church
Many different churches exist within the Orthidox faith
Less than half of the Czech Republic belongs to any church.
For most of the 1900s, religious practice was strongly dis couraged
People and Places
Where people Live
Higher urban population.
Capital cities also are the center of national culture
Biggest populations are in capital cities.
Moscow and St. Petersburg are the biggest cities in the region.
Social and Political Changes
Putin helped stabilize Russia but had troubles with the people who opposed.
Putin was elected three times.
Putin launched reforms to reduce the power of the oligarchs
In 1999 president Boris Yeltsin was replaced by Vladimir Putin
When the Soviet Union existed they kept tight control over small ethnic groups.
Rise of inflation
Russia faced many challenges after the collapse of the USSR
Communist government has been declined