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Russia Cultural Geo

VARANGIANS Scandinavian warriors who settled among the Slavs; created Kievan Rus
IVAN III (IVAN THE GREAT) Muscovite prince who expanded Muscovy's territory that later became Russia; built the Kremlin
IVAN IV (IVAN THE TERRIBLE) Ivan the Great's grandson who became first czar of Russia; crushed all opposition
PETER I (PETER THE GREAT) Romanov Czar who modernized Russia; enlarged territory, built military, developed trade; built St. Petersburg
CATHERINE THE GREAT Empress who continued to expand territory; Russian nobility adopted western European ways
CZAR ALEXANDER II Russian czar who freed the serfs; assasinated
NICHOLAS II son of Alexander II; he was the last czar of Russia; he was deposed and executed by Bolsheviks
KARL MARX German philosopher who proposed public ownership of all land and a classless society (socialism)
BOLSHEVIKS revolutionary group led by Vladimir Lenin; overthrew government and established communist state (USSR)
Vladimir Lenin leader of Bolshevik revolution
JOSEPH STALIN leader of Communist Party after Lenin's death; dictator of USSR during Cold War
MIKHAIL GORBACHEV last leader of the USSR; instituted glasnost and perestroika in order to preserve the USSR
BORIS YELTSIN president of Russia, the largest of the remaining Soviet republics
VLADIMIR PUTIN President of the Russian Federation, after Yeltsin resigned; currently Prime Minister of Russia
KADINSKY Russian artist
MARC CHAGALL Russian artist
BOLSHOI BALLET Russia's premier ballet company
PUSHKIN Russian poet
TOLSTOY Russian novelist; wrote War and Peace, Anna Karenina
DOSTOYEVSKY Russian novelist; wrote Crime and Punishment
glasnost Gorbachev's policy of openness, which allowed citizens to speak freely for the first time in decades
Kievan Rus a loose union of Slav city-states under the Varangians
Kiev leading city-state of Kievan Rus
Muscovy territory along the Moskva River, ruled by princes; later location of Moscow
Muscovites people of Muscovy
Kremlin fortress in Moscow, filled with churches and palaces; built by Ivan the Great
serfs enslaved peasants
Russification policy which required everyone to speak Russian and follow Eastern Orthodox Christianity
Eastern Orthodox Christianity religion of Russia, based on the religion of Byzantine Empire
Bloody Sunday demonstration during Czar Nicholas II reign that ended with 1,000 people being killed by Russian troops
USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republic, established after Bolshevik Revolution
satellites countries controlled by the Soviet Union
Cold War the struggle between the two competing systems - communist (USSR) and capitalist (USA)
propaganda form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position; presents information primarily to influence an audience.
czar supreme leader of Russia from Ivan IV to the Bolshevik Revolution
socialism political philosophy in which the government owns the means of production; the economic system proposed by Marx
communism society based on equality in which workers would control industrial production;type of state established by Bolsheviks
capitalism an economic system where capital and land, known as the means of production, are privately owned; labor, goods and resources are traded in markets; and profit, is distributed to the owners.
perestroika Russian = restructuring; Gorbachev's plan for reforming Soviet government
atheism a belief that there is no God; belief system required by communist government of Russia
patriarch head of the Russian Orthodox Church
pogroms in czarist Russia, an attack on Jews carried out by government troops
socialist realism realistic style of art and literature that glorified Soviet ideals and goals
May Day workers' holiday in Soviet Russia
Russian Revolution workers' revolution that overthrew the Romanov government in Russia
intelligentsia intellectual elite of Russia