Yeltsin and the New Russian Republic: History and Timeline


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How did Yeltsin's changes to the Russian constitution in 1993 impact the country?

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1. Why did Boris Yeltsin choose to leave the Communist Party in 1990?

2. What was crucial for Yeltsin's 'shock therapy'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the new Russian republic and its first president. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include Boris Yeltsin's attempts to strengthen the Russian presidency.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Boris Yeltsin
  • Who Yeltsin was the right-hand man for
  • Yeltsin's privatizing economic reform package

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the new Russian republic and its first president
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Yeltsin's economic privatization reforms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the current president of Russia

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson Yeltsin and the New Russian Republic: History and Timeline. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how the Soviet Union's collapse affected Russian politics and economy
  • Recognize the history of Boris Yeltsin both before and during his presidency
  • Identify Yeltsin's reforms and their legacy