russe + russia notes

Tzar -- autocrat, Duma -- aristocracy, Veche -- (free) citizens.


Russians: self-glorification. Europe didn't notice them, after Napoleonic wars Europe was afraid of Russia. Even Russian culture never made Russia an European sister. She never was loved or praised. Russians are hypersensitive not proud. Asiatic dimensions.


The Eastern Option -- stab in the back. Ivan The Great gave birth to Ivan the Terrible who finished the royal line. Self-destructive.

Table over enemy and they would eat crashing him to death.


The wrath of God.


Russia's illness -- dis-union.


Treaties made under duress.


Church -- the intercessor between power and peoplee. 2007