Russia and The Western Republics
Section 1, Chapter 16
Birth Of An Empire
Russia continued to expand after this and by the 17th century, they were expanded all the way to the Pacific Ocean. More people came with more territory, and many of these people belonged to different ethnic groups, spoke different languages, and practiced different religions.
The Cold War
The Rise and Fall of The Soviet Union
A Command Economy
To move towards this, leaders adopted a command economy, where the government made important decisions.
The main religion since the 10th Century. But, the region is home to also Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam.
Art and religion in Russia are closely related. It's mostly onion shaped things, wood carvings, Nesting Dolls, paintings, and music, but it went through a large change after the Communist Party began to outlaw artists.
Russia has a large variety of ethnic groups due to absorbing people throughout the centuries of expansion. These groups include Russians, Finnish, Turkic, and Mongolia.