The _____ mountains are on the western border of Russia.
the Ural Mountains
What is the boundry between Europe and Asia?
What is the land mass of Europe and Asia called?
_____ helped trade for Russia.
Dneister, Dneiper, Don
The _____, _____, and _____ are three rivers that flow into the Black Sea and to Constantinople.
What are two important cities that lie along Viking trade routes?
Who was the Scandinavian leader who takes over Novogorod?
Where does the word Russia come from?
What were Scandinavian people under Rurik called?
What country is Kiev currently part of?
Different areas were lead by princes with the help of _____.
What was a town meeting called?
What area is known for town meetings?
How long did Kiev serve as a capital?
Yaroslav the Wise
Who gives Russia its first laws?
What were Yaroslav I laws called?
Who brings Christianity to Russia?
Who did Vladimir I want to marry so he switched everything to Christianity?
When the Church splits, which side does Russia stay with?
the taiga and the steppe
What were the two main agricultural areas?
less rain, milder climate, fertile soil, longer growing season
Who did Kievan Russia buy and sell from?
Princes, Boyars, Merchants, Peasants
What are the four parts of the Kievan Russia social class in order from highest to lowest?
_____, although not in the social class, had an influence on everyday life
After losing power after Yaroslav I, Kievan Russia had a brief resurgence under ___________ because of his merciless attitude against enemies.
sons; Polovtsy; sacked; Italian city-states; Mongols
Kiev declines because: the land was spilt up between the _____ of the Kievan rulers. The _____ were a Turkish people who interfered with Kiev's trade. Competing ______ developed new trade routes. Kiev was ____ twice. The _____ attacked the weak Russia and were able to conquer it.
Batu Khan; Ghenghis Khan
Who was the leader of the Mongols and who was his grandfather?
_____ taxed people heavily.
roads, tax collection, communication
By taxing people the Mongols were able to build better ____, and improve _____ and _____.
Ivan I gained the title of _____ from the Mongols.
Who was the leader of Moscow who gained some independence from the Mongols by cooperating with them?
Who was the first ruler of Russia's independent state?
Ivan the Terrible
Who was a mean ruler who took over when he was 3?
Ivan the Terrible gave himself the title of _____.
What title did Ivan I have?
What does czar mean?
The _____ was a group that was loyal to the czar. They arrested boyars and gave the land to supporters of the czar.
law; trade; czar; Siberia; Novgorod; oprichniki
Ivan IV has many accomplishments. He modernized the _____, renewed _____ with Western Europe, built up the power of the _____, opened up land in _____, attacked and destroyed _____, and created the _____.
The _____ mountains are on the eastern border of Russia.
sister of the Byzantine Emperor
Who was Anna?
Ivan the Great
Ivan III was also known as _____.
Ivan the Terrible
Ivan IV was also known as _____.
trees, long winters, short growing season
Kiev was often at war under the rule of _____.
Under the rule of Rurik, the area of Novgorod and Kiev hat he controlled was called _____.