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Russian Culture

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Yusupov Ruslan

on 21 August 2013

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Transcript of Russian Culture

Russian Culture
What do others know about Russia?
Our quest through Russian culture:
1. Language and folk culture
2. Religion
3. Brief history with architecture, art,
literature, music.
4. Contemporary Russia images
5. Russia worldwide
Folk culture:
2 theories of origins:
Varangian influence
Slavic tribe from Volga
Saint Cyril and Methodius
create language and
Kiev's Russia unites under Church
Pagan religion till 988
Pagan stories and fairy tales:
Muscovite Russia (1480 - 1703)
Takes Byzantine symbols.
Faceted Chamber. Dozens of Churches.
Change of the Imperial Houses from Rurikovich to Romanov
Kiev's Russia (988-1480)
Strong Byzantine influence. Saint Sophia, Saints of Boris and Gleb. Andrey Rublev
The Song of Igor's Campaign (tales, national epics)
Mongolian Invasion (1240-1380)
After fall of Constantinople idea of Moscow as Rome the Third.
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Traditional Folk Dance
Folk Music - Balalayka
Russian Empire 1703 - 1914
Golden Ages
Peter the Great.
Secularization. Strong orientation on Europe.
Construction of New Capital: Saint Petersburg. Development of vernacular literature:
Pushkin, Tolstoy, Gorky, Dostoyevsky
Emergence of theater, classical music, portrait
Russian Ballet
Peter the Great
Portrait Art:
Classical Music, Theater and Ballet
Tchaikovsky, Bolshoi Theater and Swan Lake:
Classic literature:
Eugene Onegin
Boris Godunov
Tale of Tsar Saltan
Lev Tolstoy
The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Anna Karenina
War and Peace
Crime and Punishment
The Brothers Karamazov
The Idiot
Socialist Russia - to present days
Red Camp: Lenin, Stalin
Socialistic realism
World War 2

Mamayev Kurgan
Moscow Metro
Moscow Metro
Russian food:
Modern Russia images
Nu, Pogodi!
Russia in the world:
Russian traditional clothing
Russian music:
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