There are five characteristics that Western countries share: democratic values, Christianity, Enlightenment beliefs, a common European heritage, and advanced development. Both Russia and countries in Eastern Europe share characteristics of Western and non-Western regions, but do not fit in either group. Using the characteristics listed above, differentiate between the value systems of Russia and Eastern Europe and those in the Western societies.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.