Terms - Terms 4. National day of Unity- First celebrated on...

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Terms 4. National day of Unity- First celebrated on November 4 th , 2005. This day celebrates the expulsion of the Polish/ Lithuanian ruling forces in 1612 by the Russian people and the end of the time of troubles. Significance- this day is significant because it represents the end of foreign occupation of Moscow through an uprising that had no Tsar to lead the people participating. Unity Day also signifies the beginning of the Romanov dynasty that ended this foreign occupation. Some people view this day as direct contention to the communist party celebrating the October revolution on November 7 th . 5. Oligarchs- a small group of powerful and wealthy individuals who gained ownership and control of important sectors of Russia’s economy when privatization of state assets occurred. Significance- The oligarchs undermined the central governments reform efforts. They were able to gain control of important economic assets but often did not reinvest their profits to spur business development. Instead they laundered the money out of the
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course PSCI 2012 taught by Professor Davidbrown during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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Terms - Terms 4. National day of Unity- First celebrated on...

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