Russia is not a democracy

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Russia is not a democracy A long last regime of Communist Party was collapsed in 1991; Russia now is a democracy with multiparty system. But unlike all other democratic nations, Russia democratic transition happened seemingly overnight. This causes many debates whether Russia is on the road to democracy, or a vehicle that allows the imposition of authoritarian presidential power. Russian history has been characterized by a series of revolutions and changes that makes it future unpredictable. During the height of WWI, the Bolsheviks suddenly succeed overthrew Tsar and established Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).V anguard party is a ideal of the Bolsheviks, in which a political party claims to operate in the “true” interests of the whole. After Lenin’s death in 1924, the Bolshevik leaders were struggled until Stalin consolidated his power as Soviet leader from 1929 until his death in 1953. During this time, over 90 percent of agricultural land had been taken from the peasants and made into state or collective farms, this is known as collectivization . Not until December 1991, Yeltsin declared the formation of Commonwealth of Independent States, to replace the Soviet Union and proclaimed his commitment to Western-
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2010 for the course POLITICAL PS260 taught by Professor Craigcobane during the Spring '10 term at Uni. Iceland.

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