a. Watch the video Understanding the Russian Mindset
b. Using websites like the CIA’s World Fact Book, build a presentation about modern-day Russia. Include such facts as:
• population, breakdown of ethnicities, and GDP.
• What industries and natural resources are most prominent in Russia’s economy?
• Who are its largest trading partners?
• What type of government does Russia have?
• Who are the country’s primary political powerbrokers?
• Include your assessment of what the future holds for Russia. Do you believe that Russia’s current political system will continue to exist indefinitely, or is the government weak and susceptible to revolution?