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5 Matching questions

  1. Dmitri Medvedev
  2. collectivization
  3. Decembrist Revolt
  4. totalitarianism
  5. social mobility
  1. a Revolt by workers in 1825 resulting from frustration in the working class. It was crushed by Tsar Nicholas I
  2. b the ability for individuals to change their social status over the course of their lifetimes
  3. c The collecting of private industry under government ownership and control
  4. d Complete and invasive form of rule (control all aspects of life)
  5. e Current president of the Russian Federation

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The largely Muslim population of this region in the Caucasus has been fighting for its independence
  2. Russians did not generally have a lot of privacy free of state control, unlike the West. There are a limited number of private organizations.
  3. Started by Krushchev's secret speech, this was a process that led to reforms such as loosening government censorship of the press, decentralization of economic decision-making, and restructuring of the collective farms.
  4. Created the publicly-elected office of President, held in check by the Duma. It created a three-branch government. It is a semipresidential system and has a Constitutional Court
  5. Regional assemblies started by Tsar Alexander II

5 True/False questions

  1. general secretaryA powerful CPSU head


  2. MensheviksLed by Martov, they were communists who broke off from Lenin at the turn of the 20th century. They were generally for a larger group of revolutionaries than were the Bolsheviks.


  3. oligarchyRule by a few. In Russia these few control the majority of the economy.


  4. head of governmentPresident, this is a strong position in the Russian Government.


  5. Marxism-LeninismThe communist political ideology that gave legitimacy to the rule of the Communist Party. It combined Marxism with Lenin's democratic centralism


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