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Ch 25: Russia's Government

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Watch this chapter's engaging video lessons to explore the the structure and background of Russia's current government. The self-assessment quizzes accompanying the lessons will check your grasp of the material.

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

Video Objective
Structure of Russia's Present Day GovernmentExamine how Russia's government is organized and how it works.
Gorbachev's Policies of Glasnost and Perestroika: Explanation and SignificanceLook at Gorbachev's reform efforts in the Soviet Union and their consequences.
Yeltsin and the New Russian Republic: History and TimelineLearn about developments in Russia under Yeltsin's leadership.
Democratization of RussiaExplore how Russia is moving towards establishing a real democracy.

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