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5 Matching questions

  1. The Communist Manifesto
  2. Yabloko
  3. Mensheviks
  4. head of state
  5. Decembrist Revolt
  1. a The reformist party that best stands for pro-democracy. Led by Grigori Yavlinski, it does best with the intellectuals.
  2. b Book written by Karl Marx stating his interpretation of history and vision for the future. He saw capitalism as an economic system that exploited workers and increased the gap between rich and poor. Believed eventually in a proletariat revolution
  3. c President, this is a strong position in the Russian Government.
  4. d Revolt by workers in 1825 resulting from frustration in the working class. It was crushed by Tsar Nicholas I
  5. e Led 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.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Party secretary following Stalin's demise. He started the process of de-Stalinization.
  2. Regional assemblies started by Tsar Alexander II
  3. First President of the Russian Federation and former Soviet Politburo member
  4. Rule by a few. In Russia these few control the majority of the economy.
  5. Those foreign countries that are close to Russia, particularly former Warsaw Pact and USSR members.

5 True/False questions

  1. Window on the WestRussian Tsar from 17th and 18th Centuries who was the first "Westernizer." Tried to modernize Russia on the western model


  2. civil society in RussiaRussians did not generally have a lot of privacy free of state control, unlike the West. There are a limited number of private organizations.


  3. nomenklaturaThe group of around a dozen men who ran the country, They were the heart and soul of the Communist Party.


  4. GosplanThe Communist Party of the Russian Federation, it is the second-strongest party. The party emphasizes centralized planning and nationalism, and implies an intention to regain territories lost when the Soviet Union broke apart.


  5. boyarsMembers of the Russian aristocracy