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Ch 9: Russia
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the Leninist organizational structure that concentrates power in the hands of the party elite.
Under Gorbachev, soviet policies that opened up the political system and allowed for freedom of expression.
the other fourteen republics of the former USSR
the Soviet system of lists that facilitated the CPSU's appointment of trusted people to key positions, adopted by other communist regimes.
business and political leaders with what some think is undue influence in Russia
ill fated program to reform the Soviet economy in the late 1980's
most important departments i the Russain Government
the selling of of state owned companies
the systematic removal of people from party, state, or other office; especially common in communist systems
policies in formerly communist countries that envisage as rapid a shift to a market economy as possible
member of the Yeltsin family, who declared that in 1997 he and 6 other people controlled over half of Russia's GNP.
general secretary of the CPSU between 1946-1982, he was largely responsible for the stagnation of the USSR
created the Union of Right Forces with Yegor Gaidar; were prime architects of privatization and economic policy in general in the early years of Yeltsin.
head of the CPSU and last president of the USSR
Russian tycoon arrested on corruption and tax evasion charges in 2003
successor of Stalin as ead of the CPSU and USSR from 1953 until he was ousted in 1964
architect of the Bolshevik revolution and first leader of the USSR
president of Russia since 2000, current prime minister
leader of the CPSU and USSR 1924-1953
former reformist communist leader and president of Russia 1991-2000
Leader of the right wing and racist liberal democratic party in Russia
head of Russia Communist party
Communist Party of the Russian Federation, the new incarnation of the CPSU
Communist Party of the Soviet Union, the party that ran the USSR until it collapsed in 1991
Soviet secret police
Lenin's faction of the Russian Social Democratic party; later came to mean anyone who subscribed to his views and organization
supposedly the most important body in a communist party
the Soviet's first secret police
the interwar coalition of communist parties directed from Moscow
Fatherland All Russia
one of the leading opposition parties in Russia in the 1999 Duma elections
the largely powerless upper house of the Russian Parliament
Five Year Plan
in the former USSR and other communist countries, the period for which Gosplan developed goals and quotas
the USSR central planning agency
a collection of smaller parties that came together to form the political party Just Russia(Fair Russia) in 2006/2007 that is under Kremlin's control.
the neofacist and racist opposition party lead by Vladimir Zhirinovsky
the smaller and more moderate faction of the Russian Social Democratic Party before WWI
"Our home is Russia"
the new political party chaired bu the former prime minister, Viktor Chernomydrin
generic term used to describe the leadership of communist parties
generic term used to describe temporary governments formed until a new constitution is written, also the government in Russia between the two 1917 revolutions
formal name of Russia
given by Khrushchev in 1957 seen as the start of the "thaw"
generic term used to denote the bureaucratic leaders of a communist party
the lower house of the Russian Parliament
Moscow dominated organization of communist parties around the world between the two world wars
Twentieth Party Congress
occasion of Krushchevs secret speech launching De-Stalinization
Union of Right Forces
political party that wanted reform and pro-market policies; lead by Gaidar and Chubais
the political party led bu Russian president Vladimir Putin
one of the leading reformist parties in Russia (Russian for apple)
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