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AP Comparative Government: Russia
AP Test Prep 2014. Russia, Mexico, Nigeria, Iran, United Kingdom, and China.
Terms in this set (33)
Southwest Russia, near the Black Sea and Turkey, where there is a diverse mixture of non-Slavic peoples with distinct languages and customs.
Russian republic that has been a source of military conflict since 1991.
Soviet secret police created by Lenin, PRECURSOR TO THE KGB.
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
A loose integrationist body that incorporates most former Soviet republics.
Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF)
Successor party in Russia to the Communist Party of The Soviet Union
Highest body in the Russian legal system; responsible for constitutional review.
LOWER HOUSE of the Russian legislature.
Proposed economic and political union among former soviet states
Federal Security Service FSB
Successor to the KGB, THE RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
UPPER HOUSE of the Russian legislature
literally, "OPENNESS"; the policy of political liberalization implemented in the Soviet Union in the late 1980's
A process in Russia where the former nomeklatura directors of firms were able to acquire the largest share when those firms were privatized
A small party in the Russian Duma with a social-democratic orientation
Soviet secret-police agency charged with domestic and foreign intelligence.
Oligarch arrested and imprisoned for his opposition to the Putin administration.
11th Century fortress in the heart of Moscow that has been the historical seat of Russian state power.
Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR)
Political party in Russia with a nationalist and anti democratic orientation.
Politically sensitive or influential jobs in the state, society, or economy that were staffed by people chosen or approved by the Communist Party.
Russian people noted for their control of large amounts of the Russian economy (including the media), their close ties to the government, and the accusations of corruption surrounding their rise to power.
A variant of Christianity separate from Roman Catholicism and Protestantism; originally centered in Byzantium (now roughly modern-day Turkey)
parties of power
Russian parties created by political elites to support their political aspirations, typically lacking any ideological orientation
Literally "restructuring"; the policy of economic liberalization implemented in the Soviet Union in the 1980's.
top policy making and executive body of the Communist Party
Current president of Russia, as of 2012. Also president of Russia from 1999-2008. Prime minister from 2008-2012
Small Pro-Liberal part in the Duma that is close to the Kremlin
Origin of the word Russia, thought to refer to Vikings who settled the region in the ninth century C.E
A process of rapid marketization
Name given to workers' councils that sprang up in 1917.
Russian word for emperor (also Czar, From Caeser).
Main political party in Russia and supporter of Vladimir Putin
Small party in Russia that advocated democracy and a liberal political economic system.
President of Russia from 1991-1999. Notorious drunk.
A system where power is devolved unequally across the country and its constituent regions, often the result of specific laws negotiated between the region and the central government.
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