Russia at a Crossroads

Russia at a Crossroads

by Nurit Schleifman
     
 

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The changes to which the Russian state and its peoples have been subjected since the disintegration of the Soviet Union have revolutionized not only the political, social and economic system; they have shaken the foundations of national identity. A preoccupation with the past has thus become a dominant factor in the public debate. The meaning of Russia's past, or… See more details below

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The changes to which the Russian state and its peoples have been subjected since the disintegration of the Soviet Union have revolutionized not only the political, social and economic system; they have shaken the foundations of national identity. A preoccupation with the past has thus become a dominant factor in the public debate. The meaning of Russia's past, or rather its narrative, 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.

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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:
9780714648378
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Cummings Center Series
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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