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  1. Warm-Up What do you know about Russia and the Olympics

  2. Russia A brief history

  3. Russia The largest country in the world

  4. Russia Prior to the Revolution • 1st Russian kingdom, KievanRus, founded 860 a.d. • Mongol Domination- 1223-1480 • Russian history is a story of massacres, betrayal and war. • Revolutions, assassinations, revolt, famine

  5. Tsar Nicolas, The last Tsar • Tsar, come from Caesar (Roman) • Ruled an industrializing nation • Poor working conditions and poverty • Bloody Sunday • Peasant marched on the Winter Palace • Guards opened fire killing hundreds

  6. Revolution • Bolsheviks seize control in 1917 • Led by Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky • Executed the Romanovs • Fight for control until 1921 • Trotsky loses to to Stalin after Lenin’s death • He is removed from the record

  7. USSR • Union of Soviet Socialist Republics • Communist • Held huge territory after WWII • Led by Lenin and Stalin • Direct Rivals of the USA • Cold war

  8. Vladimir Lenin • Leader of the revolution • 1st Leader of communist Russia • Softened on ideals of revolution • Died of illness in 1924

  9. Joseph Stalin • Brutal and Ruthless second leader of Soviet union. • Seized farms and factories • Caused a food shortage • Still shipped food to cover it up • 20 – 40 million died under stalin

  10. Cold War • An arms race and espionage escalation between the U.S. and USSR • Nearly ended in nuclear war • Cuban Missile Crisis • Russia wanted to put nukes in Cuba • US blockaded to prevent

  11. Democracy in Russia • 1990 • Boris Yeltsin • This drastic change did not immediately change the situation • Created a Power Vacuum

  12. Corruption in Russia • Ex-KGB agents fill the void. • Mafia • Government • Bribes are a way of life • Industry seized by powerful ex-KGB

  13. Vladimir Putin • High Ranking ex-KGB • Served 3 terms as president and one as prime minister • Has made many positive changes • Transformed Democracy into authoritarian