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Boyars a member of the old aristocracy in Russia, next in rank to a prince.
serfs a peasant in feudal society who was tied to the land of a lord to whom he or she owed surfs in exchange for protection
mir commune that regulated village life in Russia before the revolution in 1917
soviets council of workers, soldiers, and peasants formed by Russian revolutionaries to change the established government
gulag a system of labor camps maintained in the former Soviet Union from 1930 to 1955 in which many people died.
dissidents someone who speaks out against government
kulaks preposterous peasant of the soviet union
detente period of relaxation of cold war tensions between the United states and soviet union by 1970
glasnost openness and honestly in disguising the problems faced by soviet union
perestroika restriction of the soviet economy to make it more efficient and productive
Created by: jorge.meraz