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Mercyb AP Comparative Unit 2 Russia
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a socialist manifesto written by Marx and Engels (1842) describing the history of the working-class movement according to their views
the political and economic philosophy of the Bolsheviks, expounded by Vladimir Lenin, which looked to an uprising of the proletariat that would abolish private property and enforce social equality
the government of a country deciding how that country's resources will be used
a strategy whereby an organization (usually a vanguard party) attempts to place itself at the center of the movement, and steer it in a direction consistent with its ideology.
the process of filing influential jobs in the state, society, or the economy with people approved and chosen by the communist party
First person ever elected by popular vote in Russia; drafted a new constitution similar to France's which established a mixed presidential-parliamentary system anchored in a powerful presidency
Russian president that was elected after Yeltsin retired
Said to be Putin's puppet, Just recently replaced as President by Putin.
Belief that a small group of leaders should rule for the good of the people.
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
Russian national legislature
Policy of openness initiated by Gorbachev in the 1980s that provided increased opportunities for freedom of speech, association and the press in the Soviet Union.
Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms (born in 1931)
the chief executive and political committee of the Communist Party
the ruling elite of the Communist party
system in which private farms were eliminated, instead, the government owned all the land while the peasants worked on it.
Joseph Stalin's policy of exiling or killing millions of his opponents in the Soviet Union.
Soviet Leader after Stalin dies (1953); de-Stalinization policies overthrown in 1964
social process of neutralizing the influence of Joseph Stalin by revising his policies and removing monuments dedicated to him and renaming places named in his honor
A policy of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to revitalize the Soviet economy by opening it up to more free enterprise
sudden replacement of socialist by market economy
One of the republics that remains a part of Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union despite independence movements and violent upheaval.
The idea that the rights of the nation are supreme over the rights of the individuals who make up the nation.
the political party led bu Russian president Vladimir Putin
a system of government in which a small group holds power
The Official Communist Party newspaper
when large scale privatization began these newly rich individuals were the only ones able to purchase majority ownership in the most profitable firms, kept power in same place.
System in which a prime minister coexists with a president who is directly elected by the people and who holds a significant degree of power.
a system of governance in which political authority is shared between a central government and regional or state governments, but where some sub-national units in the federal system have greater or lesser powers than others.
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