The Leninist organizational structure that concentrates power in the hands of the party elites.
A policy under Gorbachev that opened up the political system and allowed people more freedom.
Led by Lenin. Term for radical Leftist or communist of the Soviet Union.
Soviet statesman who became president of the Soviet Union (1906-1982). Largely responsible for the stagnation of the USSR.
He was dedicated to reforming Russia and was a very influential leader. Although, he couldn't take on the party state thereby hurting his chances of really making a difference in Russia.
I-ll fated program to try and reform the economy in the Soviet Union.
Bolshevik revolutionary, head of the Soviet Communists after 1924, and dictator of the Soviet Union from 1928 to 1953. He used Five-Year Plans to increase industrial production and terror to crush opposition (780)
The chief executive and political committee of the Communist Party. Usually has a max of 21 members.
What Stalin ordered all who opposed him to be killed or put in prison millions were killed
Lists of important positions and people qualified to fill them. Used in both China and Russia.
The White Revolution
series of reforms in Iran launched in 1963 by the Shah Muhammad Reza Pahlavi. Socially, the platform granted women more rights and poured money into education, especially in the rural areas.