Ethnic Minorities in the Red Army: Asset or Liability?, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Ethnic Minorities in the Red Army

Asset or Liability?, 1st Edition

Edited by Alexander R. Alexiev


290 pages

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This book treats the issue of national diversity of Soviet military manpower that affects the morale, effectiveness, and reliability of the Soviet armed forces. It explores the historical dimensions of military multinationalism with respect to the Russian and Soviet military establishments.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Introduction -- Managing the Ethnic Factor in the Russian and Soviet Armed Forces: A Historical Overview -- Ethnic Recruitment in the Russian Empire -- Participation of National Minorities in the Civil War -- The Interwar Period -- World War II -- After World War II -- Conclusions -- Soviet Nationalities in German Wartime Stategy, 1941–1945 -- German War Objectives and Soviet Nationalities -- German Occupation Policies and the Nationalities -- Nationalities Under Arms -- Conclusions -- The Ethnic Factor in the Soviet Armed Forces -- Managing the Ethnic Factor in Military Recruitment -- General Stationing Guidelines and Practices -- Ethnic Composition of Conscripts, Noncommissioned Officers, and the Officer Corps -- Education and Training -- Language -- Interethnic Relations -- Conclusions -- Soviet Demographic Trends and the Ethnic Composition of Draft-Age Males, 1980–1995 -- Soviet Demographic Trends, 1959–1979 -- Population by Major Ethnic Groups -- Projections of Population and Draft-Age Males to 1995, by Ethnic Group -- Implications of the Results -- Soviet Muslim Soldiers in Afghanistan -- Early Deployments -- The Post-Invasion Period -- Factors Affecting Muslim Soldiers’ Attitudes and Performance

About the Editor

Alexiev, Alexander R.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General