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Stuff Sab & Mandi don't know... Russia Edition *in progress*
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Currently, Russia's president may serve two consecutive four year terms.
What body in Russia includes 450 deputies and has the power to vote no confidence in the government?
•The group known as the 'oligarchs' have primarily gained their wealth though loyalty to Vladimir Putin due to his strategy of renationalization of key industry in the last 15 years.
Which political opponent of Putin ran for mayor of Moscow in 2013 and has been subsequently arrested and kept under state surveillance?
•Regional executives in Russia (heads of subnational units) are currently chosen by the Russian president.
•As in the UK, the Russian courts do not possess the power of judicial review.
•Russia's president is selected by a plurality electoral method.
Boris Yeltsin was overthrown and Vladimir Putin assumed power in 1993.
False. He resigned and appointed Vladimir Putin
What is the collective name for the men with whom Putin worked in the security agencies and are now in positions of power in the Kremlin?
Which leader oversaw Russia's transition to a liberal democracy in the 1990s?
What is the term for the type of system occurring when a federal state allocated power unequally among its subnational units?
Gorbachev's attempts to allow greater transparency and more civil society were called
What was the term for the list(s) that facilitated political recruitment in the USSR?
The USSR was a federal state but in practice acted like a unitary state.
Which man has overseen the strengthening of the presidency in the Russian Federation and the weakening of other political institutions?
An illiberal democracy involves elections but often involves restrictions on civil liberties and rights.
The Russian president has the power to issue decrees that have the force of law.
Members of the Federation Council are chosen by a national party list vote.
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