Effect of Climate on the Cultural Life of the Russian People

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Ertin G.

in: Advances inSocial Science Research, Viliyan KRYSTEV Mihaela S. DINU Recep EFE Emin ATASOY, Editor, St.Kliment Ohridski University Press, Sofija, pp.301-310, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publisher: St.Kliment Ohridski University Press
  • City: Sofija
  • Page Numbers: pp.301-310
  • Editors: Viliyan KRYSTEV Mihaela S. DINU Recep EFE Emin ATASOY, Editor


Specific cultural characteristics of a certain country are also a result of its natural environmental conditions such as topographical, climatic, territorial and hydrographic characteristics as well as interactions of the ethnical communities living in that country. One of the countries posing best example for this definition is Russia. In Russia, interaction of climate among the environmental conditions with life ethnical communities living in this country has striking mark on the people’s life. Today, although Russia is cited among the most developed countries worldwide in technological sense, harsh and cold climatic conditions have been the most important fact, shaping the borders of life for the Russian. 

Such harsh winter conditions, sometimes positive, but mostly disadvantageous effect on life and activities of the people have particularly restricted development of agriculture and agriculture-based industrial sectors. This restriction is not limited only to agriculture. Despite of the advancing technology, all human factors such as transport, settlements, industrial, etc., take their share from the restrictive effect of climate on life. Furthermore, climate considerably determines many cultural characteristics of the country, namely, national cuisine, novels and painting to dressing style.