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