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