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Russia at a Crossroads
     

Russia at a Crossroads

by Nurit Schleifman (Editor)
 

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The meaning of Russia's past is in a process of continuous deconstruction, reshaping and negotiation by various social and political groupings. Of the deluge of group memories which have broken loose, this collection focuses on several new voices which have never been heard in Russia in this way before: women, Tatars, Cossacks, as well as the voices of

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The meaning of Russia's past is in a process of continuous deconstruction, reshaping and negotiation by various social and political groupings. Of the deluge of group memories which have broken loose, this collection focuses on several new voices which have never been heard in Russia in this way before: women, Tatars, Cossacks, as well as the voices of religious and provincial populations. In addition, the volume sheds light on the creation of a multi-party system which paved the way for the expression of particular views and interests and generated much of memory's concepts and language.

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Six contributions from Russian, Israeli, and American scholars explore previously neglected areas of Russian history in light of the current reevaluation of what it means to be Russian brought about by the collapse of the Soviet Union. Topics include the Tatars of Orenburg, the changing nature of Cossack identity in the 20th century, women's experiences in the Second World War, and the evolving Russian Orthodox Church. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714643977
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Cummings Center Series
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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