Russian Political History Study Guide

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1.Russian Populism
The Populist movement resulted from Alexander II’s Great Reforms. The purpose of the reforms was to take Russia into the future. 2.Lenin’s Imperialism: the Highest State of Capitalism

describes the function of financial capital in generating profits from imperial colonialism, as the final stage of capitalist development to ensure greater profits

3.People’s Will (Narodnaia Volia)
a newspaper published by the People’s Will revolutionary populist organization

4.Hapsburg
Area located in russia

5.Georgi Plekhanov
a Russian revolutionary and a Marxist theoretician

6.Iosif V. Djugashvili
Joseph Stalin

7.Russian Social Democratic Workers Party
was a revolutionary socialist Russian political party formed in 1898 in Minsk to unite the various revolutionary organisations into one party

8.Stalin
leader of the Soviet Union in the mid-20th century

9.Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov
Vladimir Lenin

10.Lenin
Premier of soviet union from 1922-1924

11.Lev Davodovich Bronshtein
founder and first leader of the Red Army

12.Hohenzollern
castle is located on top of Mount Hohenzollern for noble family

13.Aleksandr F. Kerenskii
served as the second Prime Minister of the Russian Provisional Government until overthrown in the October Revolution

14.Trotskii
Russian revolutionary and Communist theorist who helped Lenin and built up the army

15.Mensheviks
Meaning "minority" in Russian

16.Left SRs
split between those who supported the Provisional Government

17.Bolsheviks
favored a communist insurrection

18.What Is To Be Done?(1902)
a political pamphlet written by the Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin

19.Party of Social Revolution (SRs)
Major political party, key player in the Russian revolution

20.Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaievich
Russian general in World War I

21.Kadets
Russian political party

22.Constantine Pobedonostsev
regarded as a prime representative of reactionary[

23.Jan 9(22) 1905 “Bloody Sunday”
in St. Petersburg, Russia, where unarmed, peaceful demonstrators marching to present a petition to the Tsar Nicholas II were gunned down by the Imperial Guard

24.Franco-Russian Treaty of 1894
was a military alliance between the French Third Republic and the Russian Empire that ran from 1892 to 1917

25.Oct. 17(3) Manifesto
a document that served as a precursor to the Russian Empire's first constitution

26.Stavka
term used to refer to a command element of the armed forces

27.Wilhelm II

28.Feliks Iusupov
best known for participating in the murder of Grigori Rasputin

29.OTMA
an acronym sometimes used by the four daughters of Emperor Nicholas II

30.Tsarevich
title for any son of a tsar

31.Tsarskoye Selo
former Russian residence of the imperial family

32.Provisional Government
a provisional government of the Russian Republic immediately following the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II

33.Livadia
a summer retreat of the last Russian tsar

34.Dual Power
The collapse of the monarchy left two rival political institutions

35.Alexander III
Alexander the Peacemaker reigned as Emperor of Russia

36.Grigori Gapon
Leader of bloody sunday

37.Alix of Hesse-Darmstadt
spouse of Nicholas II

38.Archduke Ferdinand
Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia

39.Gregori Efimovich Novykh
the "Mad Monk"

40.Rasputin

41.Sergei Witte
highly influential policy-maker

42.Petr A. Stolypin
Russian politician

43.Sarajevo
the capital and largest city of Bosnia

44.Starets
Elders or spiritual fathers

45.Duma
council assemblies which was created by the Tsar of Russia

46.Soviet
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

47.Tobolsk
a town in russia

48.Kievan Rus
a medieval polity in Europe

49.Varangian
was the name given by Greeks and East Slavs to Vikings

50.Byzantium empire

51.Mongol Yoke
Mongol invasion of...
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