RUS 100 Week of 2/29/16 Notes
RUS 100 Week of 2/29/16 Notes 637747
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Date Created: 03/06/16
Russian 100 Notes for Week of 2/29/16 ● 1999 Kosovo (many Kosovars are Muslim) Kosovo wants to ally itself with Albania. Kosovo is denied this right to leave, and instead met with ethnic cleansing by its current power ● To take away attention from the Monica Lewinsky affair, Clinton starts bombing Serbia this only worsens the ethnic cleansing ● Clinton never called Yeltsin to tell him that he would be bombing Serbia. Yeltsin found out through the French president (this was a smack in the face, so to say. Shows lack of respect to the Russians) ● Young Russians gather outside the US embassy in Moscow (throwing eggs, paint, etc…) in protest ● Americans living in Moscow at the time were afraid to go to work due to current events ● It is believed that this crisis set off all of the pent up frustration that the Russians had been through ● 1993, 70% of all Russians held a positive outlook on Americans. By 1999, only 14% held a positive outlook on the American people ● Primary reason for negative reaction of the Russian people to the United States bombing was… a matter of prestige Russia felt irrelevant hurt pride a sense of betrayal by the United States (they use to think of us as a moral leader) ● Clinton administration (when it came time to stop bombing) asked the Russian Prime Minister to negotiate ● Clinton sent peacekeepers to Kosovo, but never asked the Russians to be part of this (aside from negotiations). The Russians resented this ● 2008, US made sure that Kosovo was freed from Serbia ● On the day that Kosovo gained its independence, Serbians protested outside of the US embassy, saying that Kosovo was Serbian ● Currently, the US is officially in a second Cold War (II) with Russia (The following material will be on Test3) ● I.Historically, Russia has been affected by Climate (long, harsh, cold winters) Exposure (vast borders, easy to invade) Poverty of their soil (permafrost makes agriculture difficult) ● II.he older generation of Russians... physically strong ultimate endurance ultimate survivors highly adaptable rugged full of energy ● IIIHow the older generations work... the extremes (doing nothing and then working very hard at the end of the season to meet quota) the importance of the group vs the individual (the collective, all emphasis was on the group) ● IIIHistorically, in Russia, there has been an emphasis on family (and Church...group worship) ● III Sameness along with groupness, under communism. Lack of privacy. ● IIIGossip. Everything is everyone's business.They don’t mean harm, it is just the way they are. The idea of informing on your fellow citizen fits into the group mentality. ● Communal living was common grown children and their spouses would live in the same room with their parents, or live in the same home as their grandmother. ● Achievements of the country was the focus of conversation. Russians did not talk about themselves, only their country (this was the old Generation) ● IIISocial envy they could not understand the concept of someone succeeding and making money. They could not grasp the concept of people excelling. People would be murdered in Russia for having more than everyone else no one was suppose to stand out.
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