From Eastern Europe Russia became a superpower by developing the vast steppes and forests of Asian Siberia and maintaining relations with its advanced European neighbors upon its western borders. In the 18th and 20th centuries Russia decidedly embraced the heritage of both Asia and Europe creating a unique blend of cultures. The foundations of much of Russian culture comes the Orthodox Church in its unique version of Christianity and the patronage that was once bestowed by the Government upon for the most notable artisans.
Historically being an absolute monarchy, reforms progressively gave political rights to Russia's citizens. Since 1961 Russia has functioned as a federal monarchy, with the Czar, elected political representatives and religious leaders share authority. Economically Russia continues to be the world's largest producer of Oil, Timber and Grain and a large manufacturer of textiles and naval equipment. As a member of the Great Eight, Russia's legacy of the Eurasian power endures and expands in relevance in the 21st century.
One realm under god 1800-1850
From ice to sand shore 1850-1900
Era of Eurasia 1900-1925
Snuffled Reforms, stalled initiatives 1925-1950
The loss of the west- Pan European War 1950-1960
Free Peoples, harvesting continents 1960-1980
A roaring Giant 1980-2000
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Fort Ross | Russian Antarctic Territory | Russian North America