Flashcards in Accumaltive Questions Deck (17):
For what are Boris and gleb known?
Martyrs for their faith
Who led the Russian forces in the defeat of the Livonian Order in Northern Russia in 1242?
St. Alexander Nevsky
What happened between Ivan the terrible and his son in 1581?
Accidently kills him
Who is the bogatyr who defeats Nightingale the Robber?
What old believer arch-priest wrote his own life? What is so interesting about this work from the perspective of the history of Russian literature?
Awakum, the peasants spoke french
In the mouth of what River is St. Petersburg located?
Who was Russia's first great scientist?
In what year did Napoleans army invade Russia?
What major event in Russian history occurred in December of 1825? Why didn't Pushkin participate In This event?
Decemberist Uprisng, had friends but still under house arrest
What hat event in Russian history serves as the the setting for War and Peace?
What was Dostoevskys original sentence after his arrest? How was this sentence changed?
Life sentence, eventually just a shorter sentence
In what year were the serfs emancipated?
What tsar was assassinated in 1881?
What 2 schools of thought about Russia's future and role in the world were opposed to one another throughout most the 19th century?
Slavophiles vs. westernizers
Name the 2 genres in which Chekhov was the most active and influential?
Theatres and plays
Who was the first leader of the Soviet Union?