LAS 250- Midterm 1 study guide

LAS 250- Midterm 1 study guide - (for clarifications and...

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(for clarifications and answers go through your readings and class powerpoints available in  WebCT) 1. Important dates of Russian history (e.g. 1917; 1985; 1991) 2. Who was the first Russian president? (hint: NOT Gorbachev) 3. What are the basic socio-economic and political characteristics of Russian society under  the three rulers since 1985? (be able to explain what role these transitions played in the  development of cinema of each of these three eras). a. Gorbachev:  perestroika glasnost , still Soviet rule and communist regime; early  introduction of private ownership; slow move from centrally-planned economy to a  market economy b. Yeltsin: collapse of the Soviet Union, dramatic economic reforms; Chechen wars c. Putin: relative revival of Russian economy 4. Be able to discuss the basics of the Chechen conflict a. when did the conflict begin (hint: NOT under the Soviet rule)
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