Academic Papers on Modern Russia / Former USSR

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A 16 page paper discussing the industrial revolution in Russia throughout the rule of the Romanov dynasty. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

5 pages in length. While the rest of Europe was advancing culturally as a direct result of the Renaissance period, Russia did not reap the same benefits of cultural development. The Mongol occupation in Russia was responsible for the disproportionate growth; because of the ongoing Mongol suppression, Russians were not able to prosper ...

Catherine The Great

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page overview of the life and accomplishments of Catherine the Great. Although the ethics in her rise to the throne were questionable to say the least, Catherine proved to be an effective leader for Russia. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Tchaikovsky As A Hero

  • 5 page paper

The 5 page research paper on the life and music of nineteenth-century Russian composer Peter Illich Tchaikovsky. The writer demonstrates how the composer's gift of melody, technical proficiency, and contributions to ballet and opera definitely make him one of the greatest composer of all time. The paper also touches on how Tchaikovsky's homosexuality influenced how ...

In 11 pages, the writer discusses that Tchaikovsky was in actuality a villain, not the hero that he was made out to be, while using critical perspectives such as Freudianism, Feminism, and Marxism. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page paper on the decline of Imperial Russia. The discussion involves the argument of whether the decline was doomed or merely unlucky, based on pages 528-611 of the book Major Problems in the History of Imperial Russia by James Cracraft. The side that is taken is that of stating Imperial Russia ...

A 6 page analytical overview of this book, edited and introduced by Terence Emmons and Bertrand Patenaude. No additional sources cited.

Democracy in Russia

  • 4 page paper

A 4 page research paper on the concept of democracy and its embodiment in Russia. The writer details the representative form of government, political parties, trends and social and economic problems. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The effects of social, cultural and economic factors on politics are discussed in this 7 page research paper. The 1995 Russian Parliamentary election is highlighted as an example. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 6 page paper that posits that only a very small minority group numbering 33,000 formed the Bolshevik party --and gained the support of millions in order to cause the Russian Revolution under the leadership of Josef Stalin and with the support of Lenin. Bibliography includes 8 sources.

An 11 page paper that provides an overview of the elements leading to considerable opposition in the Russian Women's movement of 1919, essentially dividing the women of Russian. This paper argues that the fundamental premises of both Feminist and Bolshevik groups pitted women against women. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

An 8 page research paper on the political and aesthetic principles involved in filmmaking during this era. The writer presents critical commentary and examples from film. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 10 page paper that analyzes the economic politics behind Stalin and the Bolsheviks, in power during World War II, and how the war affected them. This paper discusses the party ideals, providing statistical information of its success and the resultant devastation of the war based on the West's, including the U.S. sanctions against ...

A 7 page paper reflecting the life of Russian "bad boy" Rasputin. The writer defends Rasputin's "wickedness", and espouses Rasputin as a great Russian historical figure. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 16 page paper that describes the history and persepectives around the February Revolution that led to the abdication of Nicholas II. This paper considers the impact of the two major political groups of the time, the Mensheviks and the Bolsheviks during the First World War, and the reflections of their membership on the ...

An 8 page view of the German invasion of Russia with particular emphasis on the Battle of Kursk as being the turning point of the war. Bibliography lists six sources.

In 6 pages the author discusses Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and his influence on the Russian Revolution. Lenin led the first great socialist revolution in world history. He was a political leader of genius, and a martyr. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 9 page paper focusing on the policies and practices of Lenin and Stalin. The writer details the ideology of Vladimir Lenin and analyzes whether Stalin swayed from Bolshevik philosophy. Bibliography lists nine sources.

A 15 page paper on the policies and practices of these two Russian dictators. The writer parallels Lenin and Stalin and describes their impact on the Russian people. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

This 10 page paper discusses totalitarianism, in general, and how Stalin's regime of terror and complete control exemplifies it. More than Hitler or Mussolini, Stalin represents totalitarianism at its worst. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Stalin, knowing relatively little about human nature, other than Marx's treatise that 'human beings could be molded to serve the state,' created a vision of massive industrialization based on the 'scientific man.' In this 6 page research paper, the writer discusses both the positive and negative effects of Stalin's industrialization in Russia. A number of ...

A 9 page paper on David Holloway's book entitled 'Stalin And The Bomb' in which the writer explores Soviet efforts to develop their own atomic bomb just after World War II. The geo-political implications of Stalin's project and our entry into what would truly become a 'nuclear age' are evaluated. Bibliography lists 5 additional ...

A 7 page paper on the leadership talents and military campaigns of Joseph Stalin. The writer focuses upon Stalin's activities just prior to and during World War II-- particularly the Red Army's conquests in the Far East and elsewhere. It is argued that Stalin should be commended for playing such a significant role in ultimately ...

A 5 page review and critique of three articles discussing Josef Stalin: Nove's Was Stalin Really Necessary?, Khrushchev's De-Stalinization Speech, and Toistoya's In Cannibalistic Times. Nove wanders around and concludes that Stalin epitomized the wishes of the Party, but fails to address the fact that Stalin massacred most of the leading Party members ...

This 8 page report discusses and compares the similarities and differences between the Soviet's 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia and the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan. The reaction of the U.S. in both circumstances is discussed, as well as reasons why the U.S. reacted differently in each situation. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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