Reform and Reaction, 1855 - 1881

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Autocracy
All power is in the hands of one man
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Barschina
Paid rent with labour
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Black Partition
Organised from St Petersburg by Georgi Plekhanov, wanted to partition the black soil provinces of Russia among the peasants.
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Intelligentsia
Educated members of Russian society.
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Kulak
A peasant in Russia wealthy enough to own a farm and hire labour
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Marxism
Political and economic theories devised by Karl Marx
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Dmitrii Milyutin
Minister of War (1861 - 81)
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Mir
Village Commune
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Nihilist
A belief in nothing and have no loyalties and no purpose, perhaps an impulse to destroy.
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Obrok
Paid rent
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Okhrana
The Tsarist secret police force which replaced the Third Section in 1880
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People's Will
Led by Timofei Mikhailov who successfully planted a spy in the Tsar's Third Section to keep the group informed of the secret police's activities and so evade harassment and arrest
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Populist
A belief in the power of the people, effectively meant the peasants - to bring about change in Russia by working together in the commune to create a new society.
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Reactionary
Opposing political or social progress or reform
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Redemption Payments
To pay the government for land they had a required (a form of direct taxation)
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Revolution from above
Major political and social changes that are imposed by an elite on the population it dominates
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Revolution from below
The working class population of a nation rebel against the hierarchy to gain a revolution
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Russian Orthodox Church
The national church of Russia
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Serfs
Peasant slave
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Ukase
An edict of the Tsar
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Volost
Councils in the Mir
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Zemstva
Local government assemblies
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Russian Orthodox Church
The national church of Russia
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Serfs
Peasant slave
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Ukase
An edict of the Tsar
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Volost
Councils in the Mir
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Zemstva
Local government assemblies
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Paid rent with labour

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Barschina

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Organised from St Petersburg by Georgi Plekhanov, wanted to partition the black soil provinces of Russia among the peasants.

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Card 4

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Educated members of Russian society.

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Card 5

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A peasant in Russia wealthy enough to own a farm and hire labour

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