By Michael Kort
Detailing the social, monetary, and political alterations and crises that the folks of Russia have needed to suffer, this publication presents a complete account of this titanic country's background. It comprises insurance at the conquest and rule of Russia through the Mongol Golden Horde; and the reign of terror via Ivan the poor.
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The Russian labour marketplace has been hailed through a few economists as being "perfectly flexible", simply because Russia has completed huge, immense employment restructuring with minimum unemployment, and by means of others as tormented by rigidities, as pay buildings were frozen, inequality has elevated and task production has been negligible.
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Vasily I even showed some appreciation of art and culture; he commissioned Andrei Rublev (c. 1360–1430), generally recognized as the greatest of all Russian icon painters, to decorate the Assumption Cathedral in Vladimir with his frescoes. One victim of Moscow’s new strength was Novgorod. In stark contrast to authoritarian Moscow, whose prince had become increasingly powerful, Novgorod essentially was an aristocratic republic controlled by its veche, which selected the city’s prince. The veche normally was dominated by the city’s leading commercial families, who reinforced their control through a council of notables.
1019–54) and Vladimir Monomakh. Yaroslav gave Russia its first law code, the Russkaya Pravda, or Russian Justice. He also used Kiev’s trading wealth to turn the city into a cultural and artistic center, building monuments, stone palaces, and churches, including the 19-domed Cathedral of St. Sophia, whose skillfully crafted frescoes, mosaics, and other decorations made it one of the most beautiful churches of its day. This magnificent structure still graces the city, as does Yaroslav’s impressive Golden Gate, one of the fortifications he built for Kiev.
As a result, since the 13th century Russia has been burdened with a legacy of economic backwardness compared to western Europe. The Mongol conquest also cut many of Russia’s ties with the Byzantine Empire and, more significantly, with western Europe. In the centuries to come, while western European culture was enriched by Humanism and the Renaissance, Russian cultural development was stunted and brutalized by poverty and political oppression. Another important development was the threefold division of the East Slavs.
A Brief History of Russia by Michael Kort