Blue Ribbon Campaign

In the second half of the 9th century had finally formed, in result of long and complex development processes, the first state of the East Slavs - the Russian state. Those were not only East Slavic tribes to enter to the composition of it, but they dominated in every respect, in numbers and culturally. The Russian Story Web site offers a concise overview of the most important elements of that historic process, which has been developing incessantly ever since. The bearers of that process were mainly, although not solely, representatives of the East Slavic linguistic and ethnic branch. They had shaped social, economical, political, and cultural relations of the Kievan Rus, and carried them through the epoque of feudal particularism to the the 14th century. Then, unification tendencies, at once weak, but gradually invigorated, came to the fore, and created the cradle of the Russian national state in the north-western region of the Russian lands. Further history of multi-ethnic and multi-cultural Russia, to the Soviet Union and beyond, has been greatly shaped by the Great, Minor and White Russian people. Their political and cultural development, economical institutions, and social relations are the subject of the present Web site:
  1. East Europe before the rise of the Old Russian state
  2. Pagan Rus
  3. Rise and decline of the Christian Rus
  4. Feudal particularism
  5. Struggle with foreign invaders
  6. Moscow becomes the centre of Russia
  7. Unification of Russia Major
  8. Russian state in the second half of the 16th century
  9. The Time of Troubles
  10. Under the new dynasty
  11. Second half of the 17th century
  12. The reign of Peter the Great
  13. Epoque of palace revolts
  14. The gentry monarchy at its peak
  15. First years of the 19th century - New domestic policy
  16. Russian foreign policy
  17. Return to reaction
  18. Gentry revolutionnaries
  19. Russia under the rule of Nicholas I
  20. Sources and development of the anti-feudal social thoughts
  21. The state of the Russian economy
  22. Diplomacy and politics
  23. Crimean War
  24. Cultural achievements
  25. Emancipation of serfs
  26. Russia after the emancipation of serfs

  27. Library

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