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Boyars a member of the old aristocracy in Russia, next in rank to the Prince
Serf a peasant in a feudal society who was tied to the land of a lord, to whom he owed service in exchange for portection
Mir a commune that regulated village life in Russia before the revolutions in 1917
Soviets a council of workers, soldiers, and peasants formed by Russian revolutionaries to challenge the established government
Gulag a system of labor camps maintained in the former U.S.S.R. from 1930-'55 in which many people died.
Dissidents someone who speaks against the government
Kulaks prosperous peasants of the Soviet Union
Detente period of relaxation of Cold War tensions between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. in the '70s
Glasnost openness and honesty in discussing the problems faced by the Soviet Union
Perestroika Restructuring of the Soviet economy to make it mroe efficient and productive
Created by: jfredianidhs