What would Russia look like today if there had never been a Peter the Great? Peter I did so much for Russia, including changing the education system to reach more people, reorganizing the government and the Russian Orthodox Church, and even modernizing the dress and social living standards of the Russian people.From this audiobook, you will learn about:Peter I, the Ten-Year-Old TsarReforming RussiaThe Great Northern WarThe Persian InvasionPeter the Great’s DeathAnd much more!Peter grew up in a Russia that was stuck in archaic times, but he recognized the need for change, and when his time came to rule over his country he met the challenge head-on. Peter the Great turned Russia into one of the greatest powers of the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130680/bk_acx0_130680_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a summary/study guide of the book. The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. Dostoevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian Messenger from January 1879 to November 1880. Dostoevsky died less than four months after its publication. The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel set in 19th-century Russia, that enters deeply into the ethical debates of God, free will, and morality. It is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, judgment, and reason, set against a modernizing Russia, with a plot that revolves around the subject of patricide. Dostoevsky composed much of the novel in Staraya, Russia, which inspired the main setting. Since its publication, it has been acclaimed as one of the supreme achievements in world literature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129853/bk_acx0_129853_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Catherine the Great is one of the most influential rulers in Russian history. Though born in Prussia, she endeavored to gain the throne of Russia and went on to be the longest-ruling empress in Russian history. She ruled as an enlightened despot, promoting the principles of the European Enlightenment as she sought to modernize her beloved country. She reformed the educational system of Russia, creating a national system that utilized modern educational theory in a co-educational setting. She attracted some of the most brilliant thinkers to her court and engaged their assistance in modernizing the arts and sciences as well as the Russian economic system. Because of her efforts, she ruled over what is considered the Golden Age of Russian Enlightenment. Inside you will hear about.... The Early Life of an Empress The Dawn of a New Era A Patron of the Arts Catherine the Warrior Catherine’s Personal Life and Death And much more! Catherine the Great counted among her successes many glorious military victories which succeeded in expanding Russia’s realm to over 200,000 square miles. She was, by all accounts, an efficacious leader and reformer in Russian history. Despite her professional successes, her personal life was far from ideal. Catherine never loved her husband and was alleged to have been complicit in his assassination. She never remarried, instead taking a string of lovers only for as long as they held her interest. She had three children, none of whom she claimed were fathered by her husband, Peter III. Despite her promiscuity, she was a generous lover, and many of her former lovers remained devoted to her throughout her life. She lived her life passionately and can even be described as an early feminist, doing what she wanted. This audiobook tells the story of this unconventional woman in a concise, entertaining, and informative manner. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Paul Aulridge, Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110970/bk_acx0_110970_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For anyone trying to understand the origins of modern Russia, the search should begin with Tsar Peter I (1672-1725), who titled himself Peter the Great during his lifetime. The moniker is fitting, considering the manner in which Peter brought Russia out of the Middle Ages and into the 18th century. Through a series of campaigns, Peter turned Russia into a formidable empire that would subsequently become a major force on the European continent, while also emulating Western Europe and turning Russia into an international state that interacted with the other continental powers. By revolutionizing and modernizing Russian arms, including the creation of Russia's first naval force, Peter was able to pursue an aggressive and expansionist foreign policy that set the stage for the way the European map would be redrawn again and again over the coming centuries. Perhaps more remarkably, as Peter was stretching Russia's borders, he was transforming Russia from the inside as well. Fond of the cultures to the west, Peter embraced technology, science, and the arts, developing a new educational system for his people and supporting a number of institutions of higher learning in Russia. He built a European-style capital at St. Petersburg and also established new ports and access to the Baltic Sea for the purposes of opening up trade with the west. As one of the most famous women rulers in history, Russian Empress Catherine the Great has long been remembered not only as one of the most powerful women of her time, but she was also one of the most powerful and capable rulers in all of Europe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diane Lehman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035971/bk_acx0_035971_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I have conquered an empire, but have not been able to conquer myself. - Peter the Great A lot of time has been spent covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors' Russian Legends series, listeners can get caught up on the lives of Russia's most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute. And they can do so while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. For anyone trying to understand the origins of modern Russia, the search should begin with Tsar Peter I (1672-1725), who titled himself Peter the Great during his lifetime. The moniker is fitting, considering the manner in which Peter brought Russia out of the Middle Ages and into the 18th century. Through a series of campaigns, Peter turned Russia into a formidable empire that would subsequently become a major force on the European continent, while also emulating Western Europe and turning Russia into an international state that interacted with the other continental powers. By revolutionizing and modernizing Russian arms, including the creation of Russia's first naval force, Peter was able to pursue an aggressive and expansionist foreign policy that set the stage for the way the European map would be redrawn again and again over the coming centuries. Perhaps more remarkably, as Peter was stretching Russia's borders, he was transforming Russia from the inside as well. Fond of the cultures to the west, Peter embraced technology, science and the arts, developing a new educational system for his people and supporting a number of institutions of higher learning in Russia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diane Lehman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035981/bk_acx0_035981_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The book discusses the innovative growth areas for management processes in healthcare institutions of the Russian Federation. The author defines the basic principles and methodological approaches that are required for the formation of a process-oriented medical management system based on business processes and suggests an indicator framework for evaluating the efficiency of process-oriented management aimed at improving the medical service quality. The author analyzes the experience of applying process approaches to management, defines the key factors determining the success of project implementation and proves the practicability of introducing process-oriented management for the purpose of modernizing healthcare economics. The book is likely be of use to leaders of medical institutions, public health management professionals, participants of MBA programmes and DBAs who are interested in modern administration models for healthcare organizations.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky's final novel, considered to be the culmination of his life's work, 'The Brothers Karamazov' is the story of the murder of Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov, whose four sons are all to some degree complicit in the crime. Fyodor is a contemptible man who during his two marriages has three sons, Dmitri, Ivan, and Alexei. A fourth, Pavel, whom he employs as his servant, is suspected to be the illegitimate product of a union with 'Reeking Lizaveta,' a mute woman of the street who died in childbirth. Fyodor takes little interest in the raising of his children and as a result finds himself in a contentious relationship with them. Within the context of this crime story evolves a brilliant philosophical debate of religion, reason, liberty, and the nature of guilt in a modernizing society. Considered by Sigmund Freud as 'The most magnificent novel ever written,' Dostoyevsky's 'The Brothers Karamazov,' remains to this day to be regarded as one of the finest accomplishments of literature in any language. Through the lives and loves of the Karamazovs, Dostoyevsky presents a compelling examination of Russian life in the 19th century. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and follows the translation of Constance Garnett.
The Brothers Karamazov is a philosophical novel set in 19th century Russia delving deeply into the ethical debates of God, free will, and morality. It is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, and reason, set against a modernizing Russia. Fyodor Dostoyevsky was a Russian writer and philosopher whose literary works explore human psychology in the context of the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia.
This pioneering work treats the Ukrainian question in Russian imperial policy and its importance for the intelligentsia of the empire. Miller sets the Russian Empire in the context of modernizing and occasionally nationalizing great power states and discusses the process of incorporating the Ukraine, better known as 'Little Russia' in that time, into the Romanov Empire in the late 18th and 19th centuries. This territorial expansion evolved into a competition of mutually exclusive concepts of Russian and Ukrainian nation-building projects.