Russia’s Path Of Development

Russia saw significant change during the nineteenth century.  In your opinion, was Russia following a Western model of historical development, an Asian model of development, or was it following its own unique path?  Why?  In your answer you may compare the nineteenth century experiences of Western European and Asian countries with Russia. 

The paper should contain:

research based on at least four outside historical sources 
at least one of those should be primary and identified as such 
clear and concise writing 
at least four pages of text 
a bibliography showing the sources that were consulted 
a thesis statement with supporting points organized throughout the paper 
characters no larger than Times New Roman, size 12