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Russia, Ukraine and the Breakup of the Soviet Union

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Focusing on the critical relationship between Ukraine and Russia, renowned scholar Roman Szporluk chronicles the final two decades in the history of the Soviet Union and presents a story that is often lost in the standard interpretations of the collapse of communism.
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Overview

Focusing on the critical relationship between Ukraine and Russia, renowned scholar Roman Szporluk chronicles the final two decades in the history of the Soviet Union and presents a story that is often lost in the standard interpretations of the collapse of communism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817995423
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Series: Publication Series
  • Pages: 437
  • Sales rank: 1,386,577
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author


Roman Szporluk is professor of history and director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University. Szporluk's previous books include The Political Thought of Thomas G. Masaryk and Communisim and Nationalism: Karl Marx versus Friedrich List.
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xiii
A Note on Transliteration xvii
Introduction xix
1 Nationalities and the Russian Problem in the USSR: A Historical Outline 1
2 The Nations of the USSR in 1970 29
3 Russians in Ukraine and Problems of Ukrainian Identity in the USSR 71
4 West Ukraine and West Belorussia: Historical Tradition, Social Communication, and Linguistic Assimilation 109
5 Urbanization in Ukraine since the Second World War 139
6 History and Russian Nationalism 161
7 Dilemmas of Russian Nationalism 183
8 The Imperial Legacy and the Soviet Nationalities Problem 229
9 The Soviet West--or Far Eastern Europe? 259
10 The Press and Soviet Nationalities: The Party Resolution of 1975 and Its Implementation 277
11 The Strange Politics of Lviv: An Essay in Search of an Explanation 299
12 Nation-Building in Ukraine: Problems and Prospects 319
13 Reflections on Ukraine after 1994: The Dilemmas of Nationhood 327
14 After Empire: What? 343
15 Ukraine: From an Imperial Periphery to a Sovereign State 361
16 The Fall of the Tsarist Empire and the USSR: The Russian Question and Imperial Overextension 395
Index 431
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