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ethnic group
group of people who share a common ancestry, language, customs, religion, or combination of such characteristics
nationalities
large, distinct ethnic groups within a country, used especially in Russia and the Eurasion republics
czar
the emperor or supreme ruler
serfs
laborers owned by nobles and bound to the land
socialism
philosophy, that called for ownership of all land and factories by peasants and workers
russification
program of the czars to promote unity in the people
communism
the teachings of Marx and Lenin
perestroika
restructuring of the USSR
glasnost
a new openess
atheist
non-believer
icon
religious image used mainly by Orthodox Christians
patriarch
in church history, an important christian bishop or leader; today, the head of an independent Eastern Orthodox church or of the Armenian Apostolic Church
pogrom
in czarist Russia, an attack on Jews carried out by government troops or officials
socialist realism
in the Soviet Union, realistic style of art and literature that glorified Soviet ideals and goals