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Republic of Uzbekistan (O'zbekiston Respublikasi)
Republic of Uzbekistan
Local Name O'zbekiston Respublikasi. Area 172,742 sq mi. Population 29,473,614. Capital Tashkent. Independence from the Soviet Union Achieved September 1, 1991.
Republic of Kazakhstan
Republic of Kazakhstan
Local Name Qazaqstan Respublikasy. Area 1,052,090 sq mi. Population 17,948,816. Capital Astana. Independence from the Soviet Union Achieved December 16, 1991.
Republic of Latvia
Republic of Latvia
Local Name Latvijas Republika. Area 24,938 sq mi. Population 2,165,165. Capital Riga. Independence from the Soviet Union Achieved September 6, 1991.
Czar Nicholas II
Nicholas II
became Czar of Russia upon the death of Alexander III in 1894. His reign was marked by public discontent, war with Japan, and World War I. Forced to abdicate in 1917, he and his family were executed by Bolsheviks the following year.
Gregory Rasputin
Gregory Rasputin
gained influence with Czar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra by easing the suffering of their son Alexei and eventually became Alexandra's closest adviser. His influence over the royal family greatly upset the nobles, who murdered him while the Czar was away leading his army.
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