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WC: Russia Terms

Terms. About Russia. What else?

permafrost the layer of soil below the surface that remains permanently frozen
intelligensia social class in Russia, between toilers and exploiters
Prince Vladimir 958-1015 AD. Ruler of Kievan Rus' in Russia. Byzantines converted him to what eventually became Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
Ivan the Terrible Ivan the Great's grandson, crowned czar mid-1500s. Brutal actions against powerful nobles earned him the name Ivan the Terrible.
Peter the Great Russian czar, late 1600s. Attempted to westernize Russia.
Catherine the Great Later Russian czar, continued Peter the Great's reforms.
Czar Nicholas II Set up an elected assembly called the Duma to end violence in 1905.
Rasputin Russian peasant who later became very influential in the days of Czar Nicholas.
Vladimir Lenin Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist.
Joseph Stalin Leader of Soviet Union, mid-1920s to 1953.
Created by: wlambrecht