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    • From Russia With Love, V.P.
    • LENIN 1917 - 1924
      • Major Points
      • Bolshevik revolution overthrew the moderate provincial government that had been put in place after the defeat of Tsar Nicholas II in 1917
      • Lenin was a Marxist - equality>freedom
      • He instituted the idea of a Vanguard Party - slightly upper class-intelligentsia, but were acting on behalf of the working class-proletariat
      • He based his regime on Democratic Centralism -made to look “for the people”, actually for the leaders, eventually lost all democratic notions
      • In 1922, Lenin officially formed the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), or the Soviet Union and instituted his New Economic Policy.
    • Kruschev
      • Only soviet leader peacefully removed from office
      • De-stalinization—reduce the use of terror to maintain power of the government
      • Very dramatic personality
      • Expand the economy to more than just military needs
      • Cuban Missile Crisis
      1 954-1964
    • GORBACHEV 1985-1991
      • 4 PARTS:
        • Restructuring- perestroika
        • Openness- glasnot
        • Concept of democritization
        • Foreign policy
      • Trigger change between citizens and state in USSR
      • BIGGEST PROBLEM : economic policy
      • BIGGEST SUCCESS : foreign policy
    • Consequences: Financial crisis Crime and corruption Low state authority Political crisis DISBANDED THE PARLIAMENT they couldn’t come to a consensus on New Russian constitution (because of Yeltsin’s radical ideas)
    • Putin (2000 - 2008)
      • Pulls back from Yeltsin’s push towards democracy
      • Consolidates control after Yeltsin’s crisis with restored legal order and strong state
      • Restores economy (ex: legislation to control money laundering, provision for the sale of land to both domestic and foreign buyers, governing distribution of authority of tax revenues on a local level, simple tax system, etc.)
      • Enhances relationship with NATO and G-7, which becomes G-8
      • Makes change to the constitution so that presidents can run for three terms instead of two