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What kind of government did Russia have?

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September 16, 2011 6:42PM

Prior to 1917 Russia was a monarchy (ruled by a Czar, which was a type of king or emperor), from 1917 to 1990 it was a communist state ruled by the Politburo (which was a self-perpetuating oligarchy), and from 1990 onwards it has been a democracy (although relatively corrupt, as democracies go).