Changing Russia By shawn sponsler

Types of Government

The first Russian government was an monarchy.A monarchy is a form of government with a monarch at the head.

The second government was a provisional government.A provisional government is an emergency or interim government set up when no government has yet been established, or when a political void has been created by the collapse of an existing government.

The Soviet Union came next it had a communist government. A communist government is where under communism, all means of production are owned in common, rather than by individuals.

Now, after the collapse of the USSR, Russia calls themselves a federal republic, a federal republic is a type of government made up of smaller areas such as states or provinces where the central government cedes certain powers to the individual areas for self-government purposes. The citizens of the federal republic elect their own representatives to lead them. They are organized The Russian Federation practices asymmetrical federalism. The prime minister, currently Dmitry Medvedev, is appointed by the president (currently Vladimir Putin), and confirmed by the State Duma. He or she succeeds to the presidency if the current president dies, is incapacitated, or resigns.

Important People

Nicolas the Second was the last Russian czar, and he is the one who got overthrown.

Alexander Kerensky played an important role, he was one of the key figures in overthrowing the monarchy and putting in place the provisional government.

Vladimir lenin went into exile after trying to lead the Bolsheviks to overthrow Russia, He returned when Kerensky was weak and destroyed the provisional government and put his own government in place, the USSR. Lenin was the agent of change in Russia.

Maps of Russia

The west is the most populated because everyone immigrates over to there because of the war everyone went to the west and stayed.

The south eastern is the highest altitude. The top half of Russia is in the Arctic circle. Not many people live in the top half because it is so cold. the western part is flatter and people like that because it helps so allot liv over there.

How Russia got Where They are Today

In March, growing civil unrest, coupled with chronic food shortages, erupted into open revolt, forcing the abdication of Nicholas II (1868-1918), the last Russian czar. Just months later, the newly installed provisional government was itself overthrown by the more radical Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924).

When Lenin took over he set rise to the Soviet Union which would rule Russia for a number of years.

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Shawn Sponsler

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