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Transcript of Russian Culture
What do others know about Russia?
Our quest through Russian culture:
1. Language and folk culture
3. Brief history with architecture, art,
4. Contemporary Russia images
5. Russia worldwide
2 theories of origins:
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
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
Peter the Great
Classical Music, Theater and Ballet
Tchaikovsky, Bolshoi Theater and Swan Lake:
Tale of Tsar Saltan
The Death of Ivan Ilyich
War and Peace
Crime and Punishment
The Brothers Karamazov
Socialist Russia - to present days
Red Camp: Lenin, Stalin
World War 2
Modern Russia images
Russia in the world:
Russian traditional clothing