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(ˈzɑːrɪzəm) or


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a system of government by a tsar, esp in Russia until 1917
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) absolute rule; dictatorship
ˈtsarist, ˈczarist n, adj

tzarism, tsarism

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[ˈzɑːrɪsəm] Nzarismo m
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2003: Russia's economic transition: From late tsarism to the new millennium.
However they all attempted to unearth the truth about the culture, politics, and geography of a land that had experienced the turmoil of despotic Tsarism, weak leadership (from the Duma to the Provisional Government), an unimaginably horrific World War on the East Front, subsequent famine, and the rise of a Communist Revolution that claimed to transform every facet of Russian society and lead a proletariat that would ultimately destroy the hierarchical structures of class altogether.
Australia's Prime Minister Abbott accused Putin of trying to relive the "lost glories of tsarism," while Britain's Cameron said Putin was undermining Russia's own interests.
instead of trying to recreate the lost glories of tsarism or the old Soviet Union.
To true believers, the "Third Rome" of Christian tsarism defended the divinely ordained old order against the threats of liberalism, socialism, nationalism and modernity.
Ambassador David Roland Francis and the fall of tsarism, 1916-17.
Tsarism was scarcely any more humane towards its native Russian subjects.
Tsarism could not stand idle; the growing link between the Duma and the people had to be broken.
Generations of Russians know the names of those remarkable individuals who managed to speak freely to audiences despite all the restrictions, who appealed to compassion and justice, and who condemned tsarism and totalitarianism.
In Socialist and Imperialist Diplomacy, Chicherin's report to the Fifth Congress in July 1918, he remarks that the goal of Soviet foreign policy was staying on the "revolutionary offensive" while coping with the "unbelievable deterioration" from the effects of the Great War and Tsarism.
We could say he tried to modernize or liberalize Tsarism.