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Russia's Government - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
The development of democracy in Russia has been a work in progress since the dismantling of the Soviet Union. In this chapter, we will explore the evolution of the Russian government under the leadership of Mikhail Gorbechev and Boris Yeltsin. We'll also look at the current political structure in Russia and how it is changing. Our short videos comes with transcripts and multiple-choice lesson quizzes as well as the option to submit a question to a subject-matter expert. The lessons in this chapter offer information on:
- How the Russian government is structured today
- What Gorbachev's policies of glasnost and perestroika accomplished
- When key events occurred in the New Russian Republic
- How Russia is progressing towards becoming a democracy
|Structure of Russia's Present Day Government||Examine how Russia's government is organized and how it works.|
|Gorbachev's Policies of Glasnost and Perestroika: Explanation and Significance||Look at Gorbachev's reform efforts in the Soviet Union and their consequences.|
|Yeltsin and the New Russian Republic: History and Timeline||Learn about developments in Russia under Yeltsin's leadership.|
|Democratization of Russia||Explore how Russia is moving towards establishing a real democracy.|
1. Structure of Russia's Present Day Government
Russia's place as a world power has shown little signs of stopping since the fall of the Soviet Union. In this lesson, we will develop a basic understanding of the structure of Russian government, one that is quite different from our own.
2. Gorbachev's Policies of Glasnost and Perestroika: Explanation and Significance
In this lesson, we will examine Mikhail Gorbachev's reform policies of glasnost and perestroika. We will learn what led to these developments and see how they impacted the Soviet Union.
3. Yeltsin and the New Russian Republic: History and Timeline
In this lesson, we explore the fall of the Soviet Union and the reemergence of Russia and the subsequent presidency of Russia's first president, Boris Yeltsin.
4. Democratization of Russia
Few countries in Europe have had as many problems with democratization as Russia. Since the Tsars in 1917, there has been only spotted improvement in the subsequent century. This lesson explains the roller coaster that is democratization in Russia.
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