October It is as much about new legal institutions and their implications for an emerging rule of law in late tsarist Russia as it is about equality and cultural diversity. It examines the introduction and local use of the court system created by the Judicial Reform of , its gradual expansion across the Eurasian landmass over the following three decades, and its importance for Russian imperial rule. Focusing on two regions that stood out for their ethnic and religious diversity, it follows the spread of the new legal institutions into the open steppe of southern Russia, especially Crimea, and into the fields and forests of the Middle Volga region around the ancient Tatar capital of Kazan. As these former frontier zones were home to large Tatar populations, this book is also about the integration of Muslims.
Russia: History of Dress
Cultural Differences Between Americans & Russians
In the Kievan period c. During the Muscovite period c. Finally, in the modern period since the 18th century , the cultural heritage of western Europe was added to the Russian melting pot. Although many traces of the Slavic culture that existed in the territories of Kievan Rus survived beyond its Christianization which occurred, according to The Russian Primary Chronicle , in , the cultural system that organized the lives of the early Slavs is far from being understood. From the 10th century, however, enough material has survived to provide a reasonably accurate portrait of Old Russian cultural life. High culture in Kievan Rus was primarily ecclesiastical.
The Lawful Empire. Legal Change and Cultural Diversity in Late Tsarist Russia
The systematic study of the history of dress in Russia began in with the publication of a book by the president of the Academy of Arts, Aleksei Nikolaevich Olenin The occasion for the writing of this book was a decree of the Emperor Nicholas I, who expressed the desire to see a painting with many figures on the theme of the most important event in Russian history: the baptism of the Russian people by Prince Vladimir. The goal here would be to represent all the classes of Russian society in conditions and clothing that approximated as accurately as possible the actual conditions and clothing. Actual specimens of Russian dress from early Russian history and even from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries had not been preserved. The only way to recreate what Russians looked like in that epoch was to examine all the possible sources: the archaeological data, all manner of written documents, as well as works of handicraft and decorative art.
Russia is a multinational state with over ethnic groups designated [ by whom? The 83 or 85 federal subjects which together constitute the Russian Federation include:. Although the constitution of Russia recognizes Russian as the official language, the individual republics may declare one or more official languages. Most of subjects have at least two — Russian and the language of the "eponymous" nationality.