HISTORY OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION (BOLSHEVIKS)
Decembrists — Revolutionaries of the nobility who were opposed to the autocratic monarchy and serfdom. They organised an unsuccessful revolt in December 1825.
Manilovism — Smug complacency, inactivity, futile daydreaming; from Manilov, a character in Gogol's Dead Souls.
Okhrana — Secret political police department in tsarist Russia, formed to combat the revolutionary movement.
Nepman — A private manufacturer, trader, or profiteer in the early period of the New Economic Policy (NEP).
Technical minimum — Minimum level of technical knowledge required of workers in Socialist industry.
Trudoviki — A petty-bourgeois group formed in 1906 consisting of part of the peasant members of the First State Duma headed by Socialist-Revolutionary intellectuals.
Borotbists — Left wing of the Ukrainian Social-Revolutionaries, a chauvinist nationalist party; until 1918 they published a central organ known as Borotba.
Zemsky Nachalnik — An official with police, magisterial and administrative functions appointed from the nobility.
Zemsky Sobor — An assembly of representatives of the estates convened in Russia in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to deliberate with the government.