• Mary, Monkey, Sun, Tree and Penis Whoreshippers - Part D - By Dar K

    From Steve Hayes@21:1/5 to All on Thu Sep 17 07:08:36 2020
    The culture of the ethnic Russian people (along with the cultures of
    many other ethnicities with which it has intertwined in the territory
    of the Russian Federation and the former Soviet Union) has a long
    tradition of achievement in many fields,[1] especially when it comes
    to literature,[2] folk dancing,[3] philosophy, classical music,[4][5] traditional folk-music, ballet,[6] architecture, painting, cinema,[7]
    animation and politics. In all these areas Russia has had a
    considerable influence on world culture. Russia also has a rich
    material culture and a tradition in technology.

    Russian culture grew from that of the East Slavs, with their pagan
    beliefs and specific way of life in the wooded, steppe and
    forest-steppe areas of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Major influences on
    early Russian culture and Slavic people in Russia included:

    nomadic Turkic people (Tatars, Kipchaks) and tribes of Iranian
    origin through intense cultural contacts in the Russian steppe
    Finno-Ugric peoples, Balts and Scandinavians (Germanic people)
    through the Russian North
    Goths in the Pontic littoral, who left linguistic traces in the
    early Russian dialects
    the people of the Byzantine Empire (especially Greeks) with whom
    Old Russia maintained strong cultural links[8]

    In the late 1st millennium AD the Nordic sea culture of the Varangians (Scandinavian Vikings) and in the middle of the second millennium the
    nomadic peoples of the Mongol Empire also influenced Russian culture.[9][10][11] The fusion of Nordic-European and Oriental-Asian
    cultures shaped Early Slavic tribes in European Russia and helped to
    form the Russian identity in the Volga region and in the states of the
    Rus' Khaganate (c. 9th century AD) and Kievan Rus' (9th to 13th
    centuries). Orthodox Christian missionaries began arriving from the
    Eastern Roman Empire in the 9th century, and Kievan Rus' officially
    converted to Orthodox Christianity in 988. This largely defined the
    Russian culture of the next millennium as a synthesis of Slavic and
    Byzantine cultures.[12] Russia or Rus' formed, developed its culture
    and was influenced through its location by Western European and Asian
    cultures so that a Russian-Eurasian culture developed.[13]

    After Constantinople fell to the Ottomans in 1453, Russia remained the
    largest Orthodox nation in the world and eventually claimed succession
    to the Byzantine legacy in the form of the Third Rome idea. An
    important period in Russian history, the Tsardom of Russia from 1547
    until 1721, saw many Russian cultural peculiarities emerge and
    develop. At different periods in Russian history, the culture of
    Western Europe also exerted strong influences over Russian citizens.
    During the era of the Russian Empire which existed from 1721 to 1917,
    the title of the rulers became officially westernised: Tsars claimed
    the title and rank of "Emperor". Following the reforms of Peter the
    Great (reigned 1682–1725) in the Russian Empire, for two centuries
    Russian "high culture" largely developed in the general context of
    European culture rather than pursuing its own unique ways.[14] The
    situation changed in the 20th century, when the distinctive Communist
    ideology - originally imported from Europe - became a major factor in
    the culture of the Soviet Union, where Russia, in the form of the
    Russian SFSR, was the largest and leading part. The culture of the
    Soviet Union has decisively shaped the former Soviet Russian Republic
    and thus Russian culture.

    Although Russia has been influenced by Western Europe, the Eastern
    world, Northern cultures and the Byzantine Empire for more than 1000
    years since ancient Rus' and is culturally connected with them, it is
    often argued[by whom?] that due to its history, geography and
    inhabitants (which belong to different language families but became
    embedded in the Russian language and culture), the country has
    developed a character with many aspects of a unique Russian
    civilization which in many parts differs from both Western and Eastern cultures.[15][16][17]

    Nowadays,[when?] the Nation Brands Index ranks Russian cultural
    heritage seventh in importance,[citation needed] based on interviews
    of some 20,000 people mainly from Western countries and from the Far
    East. Due to the relatively late involvement of Russia in modern
    globalization and in international tourism, many aspects of Russian
    culture, like Russian jokes and Russian art, remain largely unknown to foreigners


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