Czar of Russia 1682-1725 who made Russia a major European power for the first time?
Peter I (the Great) dragged Russia out of its medieval torpor and encouraged European learning and technology. By the time of his death, Peter had made Russia a world power.
Russia is partially in Europe, though most of it is in Asia. Some of the more significant parts are in Europe, such as Moscow, the capital city, and some other major cities. Siberia is a bleak and sparsely populated area of Russia, and it is mostly in Asia. Culturally Russia is closer to European than Asian elements.
Because most of the Asian side of Russia is taiga, wilderness, and it's pretty young only about 400 years. But european side of russia is ancient part where original cities are still there. The climate plays a major role too, the weather after ural mountain range is more colder in winter so not a lot of people want to live in Siberia.
First of all, because the US simply isn't a major European country. All on its own, it has become the major world power. Is has however become part of the US/European 'power' alliance called NATO, where it traditionally (and because it is the major military force) provides the organization's commanding General.
One major difference between Russia and Western Europe is that Russia was communist. Another difference is that Russia was part of the Iron Pact, while most of Western Europe was part of N.A.T.O. Western European nations were also able to maintain democracy, while Russia ultimately collapsed and had to adopt a free market system.
The major physical features of Russia are the North European Plain and the West Siberian Plain Russian physical features are divided basically into 3 parts : European Russia Western Siberia - Between Ural Mountains and the Yenisei River. It contains both forests and swamps. Eastern Siberia - Between The Yenisei River and the Pacific Ocean. It contains the Siberian Plateau and other mountain ranges. The mountain ranges are - Ural Mountains Caucasus Mountains Yablanovy Mountains…
What international crisis was a major factor in the First Red Scare in the US in the early 20th century?
Russia, whether as Kievan Rus or Muscovy, has always been a power in Eastern Europe. Soon after the fall of Byzantium, the Princes of Muscovy claimed to be the true successors to the eastern part of the Roman Empire and adopted the Byzantine double-headed eagle as their dynastic 'beast'. (That's why the Romanovs also used it). Muscovy claimed to be the protector of Orthodox Christianity and also claimed the right to intervene at will in…