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History and Governments of Russia

missionary person who moves to another area to spread his or her religion
czar title given to the emperors of Russia's past
serf farm laborer who could be bought and sold along with the land
communist state country whose government has strong control over the economy and society as a whole
collectivization a system in which small farmers were combined into huge state-run enterprises with work done by mechanized techniques in the hopes of making farming more efficient and reducing the need for farmworkers
Cold War period from about 1947 until 1991 when the United States and the Soviet Union engaged in a political struggle for world influence but did not fight each other
glasnost policy of political openness in the Soviet Union that allowed people to speak freely about the country's problems
perestroika policy of economic restructuring in the Soviet Union that called for less government control of the economy
coup action in which a group of individuals seizes control of a government
convert change from one to another
release to set free
eliminate to remove or get rid of


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