Russia Glossary - Social Groups and Distinctions

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Russia Glossary - Social Groups and Distinctions

Upper Class/Aristocracy - The rulers and richest members of the country are drawn from this group. The Russian nobility lived in the countryside or St. Petersburg.

Middle Class - A social class of business people or professionals. The Communist "bourgeoisie" often used this term to describe capitalists or people with wealth.

Capitalist - Someone that has capital (wealth) to set up or invest…

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