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  1. JEOPARDYRussia #2

  2. IDEOLOGY MATTERS- 100 Term Lenin used to describe the group of revolutionary leaders who could provoke a communist revolution

  3. IDEOLOGY MATTERS- 100 What is “vanguard” of the revolution?

  4. IDEOLOGY MATTERS- 200 The two-prongs of Stalin’s domestic policy for the USSR

  5. IDEOLOGY MATTERS- 200 What are • Collectivization & • industrialization?

  6. IDEOLOGY MATTERS- 300 They vied for control of the CPSU after Lenin’s death: • one backed the COMINTERN and • the other backed “SOCIALISM IN ONE COUNTRY”

  7. IDEOLOGY MATTERS- 300 Who are Trotsky and Stalin?

  8. IDEOLOGY MATTERS- 400 • Premier and party secretary & • policy he announced in the famous 1956 SECRET SPEECH

  9. IDEOLOGY MATTERS- 400 What are • Khrushchev & • De-Stalinization?

  10. IDEOLOGY MATTERS- 500 most important ideological concept in USSR during Leninist period; rule of the few for the good of the many

  11. IDEOLOGY MATTERS- 500 What is DEMOCRATIC CENTRALISM?

  12. It’s the ECONOMY, STUPID! - 100 the current condition of the Russian economy

  13. It’s the ECONOMY, STUPID! - 100 What is in recovery or – better yet -- booming, largely due to rising oil prices?

  14. It’s the ECONOMY, STUPID! - 200 1. Rampant inflation, 2. drastically reduced output, 3. near collapse …Describes the condition of…

  15. It’s the ECONOMY, STUPID! - 200 What was the condition of the Russian economy in 1991 (at the fall of the Soviet Union)?

  16. It’s the ECONOMY, STUPID! - 300 It’s blamed by many Russians for the crash of 1998 and the miserable economic which accompanied it. But it’s not the real cause of the crash. It was the only aspect of reform that was TRANSPARENT.

  17. It’s the ECONOMY, STUPID! - 300 What is privatization?

  18. It’s the ECONOMY, STUPID! - 400 The crooked program through which Soviet bankers financed their control of large state-owned industries in privatization

  19. It’s the ECONOMY, STUPID! - 400 What is the “loans for shares” program?

  20. It’s the ECONOMY, STUPID! - 500 When full socialism proved a financial disaster, Lenin retrenched to these and instituted his NEP

  21. It’s the ECONOMY, STUPID! - 500 What are the “commanding heights”?

  22. CURIOUS or SPURIOUS - 100 Russians are more likely to follow charismatic politicians than Westerners are.

  23. CURIOUS or SPURIOUS - 100 What is spurious?

  24. CURIOUS or SPURIOUS - 200 Russians trust government officials more than Westerners do.

  25. Big Names - 200 What is spurious?

  26. CURIOUS or SPURIOUS - 300 Communism was EGALITARIAN. And to Russians, even today, EQUALITY means “Equality of CONDITION or RESULT” rather than “equality of OPPORTUNITY.”

  27. CURIOUS or SPURIOUS - 300 What is curious?

  28. CURIOUS or SPURIOUS - 400 The Russian president can rule by decree.

  29. Big Names - 400 What is curious?

  30. CURIOUS or SPURIOUS - 500 GAZPROM, the largest gas company in the world, shifted more than 99% of its assets to politically connected insiders, with the state retaining the rest.

  31. CURIOUS or SPURIOUS - 500 What is SPURIOUS? (60% shifted – ALWAYS a bit suspicious of extreme answers on multiple choice tests!)

  32. Who’s Who - 100 • Vladimir Gusinsky, • Mikhail Khodorkovsky, • and Boris Berezovsky

  33. Who’s Who - 100 Who are oligarchs?

  34. Who’s Who - 200 ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA

  35. Who’s Who - 200 Who is the Russian journalist & outspoken critic of Putin and his Chechen policy who was shot in the lobby of her apartment building in Moscow?

  36. Who’s Who - 300 34-yr. old economic reformer appointed acting Prime Minister by Yeltsin in June1992, he attempted a radical restructuring of the economy, but met with fierce resistance from the Duma’s anti-reform majority and was replaced by Victor Chernomyrdin in December.

  37. Who’s Who - 300 Who is YEGOR GAIDAR ?

  38. Who’s Who - 400 Yeltsin’s minister of privatization from 1991-1994 and chief-of-staff after the 1996 election

  39. Who’s Who - 400 Who is Anatoly Chubias?

  40. Who’s Who - 500 Gennady Zyuganov & Vladimir Zhirinovsky

  41. Who’s Who - 500 The leaders of A. CPRF (Communist Party of the Russian Federation) B. Liberal-Democratic Party Liberal-Democratic Party

  42. ELECTIONS - 100 They were HIGH in the early 1990’s, but have generally declined since.

  43. ELECTIONS - 100 What are voter turnout rates?

  44. ELECTIONS - 200 It’s why was there no second round in the 2000 Russian presidential election.

  45. ELECTIONS - 200 What is because PUTIN WON a majority (52%) OF THE POPULAR VOTE in the first round?

  46. ELECTIONS - 300 Putin by 71%

  47. ELECTIONS - 300 Who was the winner of the 2004 presidential election and by what % of the vote?

  48. ELECTIONS? - 400 They were a sharp rebuke to Yeltsin. (Communists won 1/3+ of the Duma seats; reform parties: Democratic Choice – 9 seats; Yabloko – 45 seats)

  49. ELECTIONS - 400 What were the parliamentary (Duma) elections of 1995?