Life in Eastern Europe and Western Russia (People and Cultures (Also…
Life in Eastern Europe and Western Russia
Oligarch: A member if a small ruling group that hold great power.
Inflation: The rise of prices for goods and services increase, while production slows.
People and Cultures
One Russian issue is the age gap, so it is hard to teach what the USSR used to be like.
Most countries have strong religious traditions, but lack of Soviet control made it easier for people to speak what they want.
Rock and pop music from the United States and Western Europe are popular.
The collapse of the USSR brought about
in Russian government and in governments throughout Eastern Europe.(the process by which a large, centralized government gives power away to smaller, local governments)
In the 1800-1900 Russian produced important cultural work. Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, and Rimsky Korakov. Chekov is the writer who is considered one of the world's finest authors.
Also Muslims, Roman Catholics, Protestants, and Jews.
Eastern Orthodox Church is the dominant religion.
Due to practicing a religion against the law nw there are very little people who belong to a church.
Religion was strongly discouraged while the USSR was still in communism
Albanian is the last Indo-European language group.
Three different kinds of slavs, East slavs, South slavs,(most diverse) and West slavs.
People and Places
Lots of people used to live in rural areas, but are not moving into urban areas for jobs.
Largest Cities in western Russia are St. Petersburg and
Even after Russia won the fights there were still outbreaks by Chechen rebels.
Chechnya wanted to leave to be a separate country, but Russia wanted/needed the oil deposits/reserves in Chechnya.
The transformation for for the wealthy was easily, but hard for the poor.
Russia was not prepared to transform to a to a free market country
The communist government of the USSR had been in decline.
Issues in Eastern Europe and Western Russia
After joining the European Union, the EU help provide better living conditions and strengthen and trade.
Most of Russia now works in service industries or businesses that provide services to individuals as well as other businesses
Russia is also one of the world's largest suppliers in iron ore and other metals
Russia is one of the world's leading suppliers in oil and natural gas.(most comes from west Siberia and between the volga river and the ural mountains.
Other counties also have lots of people working in agriculture
Half of the Albanian workers are in agriculture.