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When did the Soviet Union begin?
The Soviet Union began in 1921
What was the main goal of the soviet Communist government?
The main goal was creating a Communist cultures focused on the state.
What rights did the Soviet government try to control?
They controlled all economic and political decisions
In what year did the Soviet Union collapse?
The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991
What are the four climate regions that dominate the region?
The four climate regions are:
cold subartic
dry steppe
desert
humid continental
The former Soviet Union is organized into how many countries now?
There are now 15 countries in what used to be the Soviet Union
How many metropolitan areas in the region have more than 2 million inhabitants?
There are four metropolitan areas with more than 2 million inhabitants
What are the two largest metropolitan areas in the region?
Moscow and St. Petersburg are the two largest metropolitan regions
Which republics have metropolitan areas with populations of more than2 million?
Yekaterinburg
Chelyabinsk
Omsk
Almaty
Toshkent
Novosibirsk
Where does the word Russia come from?
Russia comes from the Vikings of Scandanavia who called themselves Roos.
From where does the word czar come from and what does it mean?
The word czar came from Latin word for Caesar and it means Emperor
Who ruled in Russia from 1682 to 1725?
Czar Peter the Great ruled Russia from 1682 to 1725.
In the late 1800s what percentage of the Russians were peasants?
85% of the Russians were peasants in the late 1800s.
Who led the Bolsheviks effort to remake Russia?
V. I. Lenin was the Bolshevik's leader trying to remake Russia.
What is the other name for a governing council?
The other name for a governing council is soviet.
Who took power in the Soviet Union following Lenin's death?
Joseph Stalin took power in the Soviet Union following Lenin's death.
The land area of the Soviet Union stretches from the Artic Sea south to the mountains of ____ and east from the Baltic Sea to the ______?
The land area of the Soviet Union stretches from the Arctic Sea south to the mountains of Iran and east from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean.
What became strictly imited in the Soviet Union?
Personal freedom was strictly limited in the Soviet Union
By the 1980s about what percentage of the Soviet people could read and write?
By the 1980s only 25% of the Soviet people could read and write.
What was the area of Soviet education that was stressed?
Science and technology was stressed in education because it increased Soviet production.
What is a client state?
A client state is a country that is politically, economically or militarily dependent on a more powerful country.
Who was the last leader of the Soviet Union?
The last leader of the Soviet Union was Mikhail Gorbachev.
What is the Russian word for openness?
The Russian word for openness is glasnost.
What is the Russian word for restructuring?
The Russian word for restructuring is perestroika.
After the Soviet Union broke apart, what became its new name?
The new name of the Soviet Union is
Commonwealth of Independent States
Who was the first democratically elected president of Russia?
The first democratically elected president of Russia was Boris Yeltsin.
Why did the Soviet Union have little concern for the environment?
The Soviet Union felt pressured to produce more and more and as soon as possible. Therefore, they didn't have time to be bothered with environmental pollution or preserving the environment.