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Ethnic History Of Russia
     

Ethnic History Of Russia

by T. M. Mastiugina, Vitaly Naumkin, Irina Zviagelskaia, Lev Perepelkin
 

From its beginnings Russia has been a polyethnic society, and so has a long history of dealing with ethnic problems. From its imperial stage through the Soviet years it has experienced the pressures of ethnic assimilation and ethnic nationalism. In recent years, political liberalization and economic turmoil have released pent-up nationalistic and separatist

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From its beginnings Russia has been a polyethnic society, and so has a long history of dealing with ethnic problems. From its imperial stage through the Soviet years it has experienced the pressures of ethnic assimilation and ethnic nationalism. In recent years, political liberalization and economic turmoil have released pent-up nationalistic and separatist feelings which had lain dormant through the Communist regimes. This study presents an ethnic history of Russia, placing present-day turmoil in the context of Russian history. The authors analyze inter-ethnic relations in Russia and provide a detailed description of the key ethnic groups. They also look at the evolution of ethnic structure and the current ethnopolitical movements in different regions of Russia. Consequently, the study points the way to future inter-ethnic relations in Russia and, indeed, the future of the Russian Federation.

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Written and edited by four prominent Russian scholars of ethnology, social anthropology, and politics, this volume provides detailed essays on the ethnoses of pre-revolutionary Russia; the evolution of Russia's federative structure; the main classifications of Russia's nationalities; the main demographic, ethnocultural, and ethnosocial processes in Russia during the years of Soviet power; and the country's present national-political and socioeconomic problems. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313293153
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/1996
Series:
Contributions in Ethnic Studies Series , #35
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1370L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

TATIANA MASTYUGINA is a researcher with the Institute for the Economy in Transition of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

LEV PEREPELKIN is a senior researcher with the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

VITALY NAUMKIN has been the President of the Russian Center for Strategic Research and International Studies since 1991. He was a professor at Moscow University until 1984 and then moved to the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Science where he was Deputy Director. He is the author and editor of numerous works on the history, ethnography, and religion of the Middle East, Central Asia, and Russia. His publications include The Island of Phoenix, Central Asia: State, Religion and Society (ed.), and Central Asia and Transcaucasia: Ethnicity and Conflict (ed., coauthor).

IRINA ZVIAGELSKAIA is Head of the Sector of Regional Conflicts at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Science. Since 1991 she has been Vice-president of the Russian Center for Strategic Research and International Studies and a department head at the Institute of Oriental Studies. She is the author of articles and books on conflicts in the Middle East, and post-Soviet territory, including The U.S. Policy towards Conflicts in the Middle East, Central Asia and Transcaucasia: Ethnicity and Conflict (coauthor), and The Russian Policy Debate on Central Asia.

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