11.2: The Russian Empire
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Where did Russia's first unified territory emerge
west of the Ural mountains in the region that runs from the Black Sea to the Baltic Sea. Hilly grasslands are in the extreme south. The north is densely forested, flat, and swampy.
What are the three great rivers that run through the russian empire
Dnieper, Don, Volga
What was Russia first important city
Who founded Novgorod
viking chief Rurik
around 880 a nobleman from Novgorod named Oleg moved south to
Where was Kiev
on the Dnieper river
What did Kiev's location allow
vikings to sail by river ad sea to Constantinople where they could trade products
Who was Kiev ruled by
Who governed Kiev until her son was old enough to rule and paid a visit to Constantinople and then publicly converted to Christianity
Who sent out teams to observe different religions to find the est one for Kiev. He eventually chose Orthodox Christianity, and had all of his subjects converted and baptisted in the Dnieper river
Olga's grandson Vladimir
He forged trading alliances by marrying off his daughters. He created a legal code tailored to Kiev's commercial culture. He built the first library in Kiev, and Kiev flourished under his rule. When he died he divided the empire among his sons, who all fought and tore the state apart.
Yaroslav the Wise(Vladimir's son)
Who attacked and demolished Kiev
What disrupted Kiev's trade
Who ruled all of Southern Russia for 200 years after the fall of Kiev
Under Mongol rule, Russian citizens could
follow all usual customs as long as they made no attempt to rebel. They tolerated all religions. In the empire, the church acted as a mediator between the Russian people and the Mongol rulers.
What two things did Mongols demand from citizens
absolute obedience and massive amounts of tribute (payments).
Who advised fellow princes to cooperate with Mogols
Novgorod's prince and military hero Alexander Nevsky
The Slavs invited which Viking chief to be their king
What isolate the Russians more than ever from their neighbors in Western Europe
Who gained Mongol trust by helping to crush a Russian revolt against Mongol Rule. He was appointed as tax collector of all of the Slavic lands the Mongols had conquered. He held the title "Grand Prince". He was the most powerful of all Russian princes, ad was the most wealthiest. He convinced the Patriarch of Kiev to move to Moscow. This gave Moscow's princes a powerful ally: the church. Him and his successors gained control of territories around Moscow.
Prince Ivan I (Ivan Moneybag, Grand Prince)
Who became prince of Moscow ad openly challenged Mongol rule. He took the name of czar, the Roman version of Caesar. He refused to pay his rulers further tribute and Russian armies and Mongol armies faced each other. Russian armies pushed the Mongol armies home.
around 880 what nobleman moved south from Novgorod to Kiev