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It can be said thatRussia’s cultural origins derive from Kievan Rus’, the medieval kingdom located in what is todayUkraineandBelarus. The Slavic state, whose capitalKievbecame the center of a trade route between Scandinavia andConstantinople, experienced a golden age during the 1000s. However, after suffering an economic decline with the falling off of several trade routes and political disintegration thanks to the growing influence of regional clans, it was invaded by the Mongols during the 1230s.
During this time, various regions vied to inherit the cultural and political legacy of Kievan Rus’. These includedNovgorod, whose establishment in 862 is seen as the traditional beginning of Russian history. After the 13th century, it wasMoscowthat becameRussia’s cultural centre and by the 18th century, the city lay at the centre of the huge Russian Empire, which now included Siberia, the Arctic, the Russian Far East, Central Asia and theCaucasus. The city ceased to beRussia’s capital in 1712, after the progressive Peter the Great foundedSaint Petersburgnear the Baltic coast.
After a period of expansion came economic disintegration, war weariness and general discontent. The autocratic and backward looking tsars brought about their downfall during the Russian Revolution in 1917. A coalition of liberals and socialists came to power initially, but a coup led by the Communist Bolsheviks resulted in Vladimir Lenin being placed at the head of the world’s first communist state. The Communists held power from then until 1991.
Between 1922 and 1945, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) absorbed 14 of its neighbouring states. Political repression was used to great effect by Lenin’s successor, Joseph Stalin, to maintain power over the USSR’s huge territory. However, his successor Nikita Khrushchev’s reforms, followed by economic stagnation, led to Mikhail Gorbachev’s reforms in the 1980s, widely known as perestroika. TheUSSR collapsed and Boris Yeltsin ledRussia into a new world of capitalism.
Russia:138 million. Capital:Moscow, 11.5 million
The Russian language is an Eastern Slavonic language that is spoken by approximately 300million people. It is the official language of theRussian Federationand is also spoken widely inUkraine,KazakhstanandBelarus. It ranks as the fifth most spoken language in the world, but is the most geographically widespread andEurope’s largest native language. Russian is one of the United Nations official languages.
Standard Russian originated around the beginning of the 18th century, having developed from the dialect spoken inMoscow. Along with his political and cultural changes, Peter the Great reformed the alphabet, adopting vocabulary fromWestern Europe. By 1800, much of the Russian gentry apparently spoke French daily. Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace contains entire blocks of French text, published originally without translation.
At the end of the 18th century, Russian grammar was standardized, heralding a ‘Golden Age’ for Russian literature, with the likes of Gogol, Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky receiving worldwide acclaim. In the first part of the 19th century, Pushkin rejected archaic grammar and vocabulary, favouring the language of every day to express his literary sentiments. Since then, the language has changed little, though Russian prowess in science and technology has since given the language particular prestige.
Most Russians are very superstitious. One example is that if someone accidentally steps on another’s foot, it is common for the person who was stepped on to lightly step on the foot of the person who stepped first, thus avoiding future conflict with them!
Russia has 12 seas on its territory and the oldest mountains, the Urals.