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WorldCultures Russia

World Cultures-Russia

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Nikita Khrushchev Russian leader who denounced Stalin as a tyrant, started reforms, reduced censorship, worked for communism over capitalism, and increased factory production.
Mikhail Gorbachev Communist party leader in 1985 in the Soviet Union, launched the policy of perestroika which allowed more local control and glasnost or openness, but these did not save the economy in time.
Vladimir Putin First Russian leader to have power peacefully passed through an election, curbed power of regional leaders, reduced corruption to encourage more foreign investment, new economic reforms
Josip Tito Communist from Yugoslavia who refused to be dominated by Stalin so he was treated as an enemy.
Non-Aggression Pact Treaty signed by Hitler and Stalin in 1939. It left Hitler free to fight Britain and France without attack from the Soviet Union.
Oprickiniki Secret police of Ivan the Terrible,loyal only to Ivan
Great Purge Campaign of political repression in the Soviet Union by Stalin from 1936 to 1939.
pogrom organized act of violence against Jews
Prague Spring short-lived period during the spring of 1968 when reformers in Soviet-dominated Czechoslovakia tried to blend democracy with socialism to create greater freedom.
Czar Russian term for emperor
Created by: jpiatt