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Russian Nationalism
Imaginaries, Doctrines, and Political Battlefields




ISBN 9781138386525
Published October 23, 2018 by Routledge
248 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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This book, by one of the foremost authorities on the subject, explores the complex nature of Russian nationalism. It examines nationalism as a multilayered and multifaceted repertoire displayed by a myriad of actors. It considers nationalism as various concepts and ideas emphasizing Russia’s distinctive national character, based on the country’s geography, history, Orthodoxy, and Soviet technological advances. It analyzes the ideologies of Russia’s ultra-nationalist and far-right groups, explores the use of nationalism in the conflict with Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea, and discusses how Putin’s political opponents, including Alexei Navalny, make use of nationalism. Overall the book provides a rich analysis of a key force which is profoundly affecting political and societal developments both inside Russia and beyond.

Table of Contents

Introduction





Part I: Nationalism as Imperial Imaginary: Cosmos, Geography, and Ancient Past



Chapter 1. Cosmism: Russian Messianism at a Time of Technological Modernity



Chapter 2. Larger, Higher, Farther North… Russia’s Geographical Metanarratives



Chapter 3. Alternate History and New Chronology: Rewriting Russia’s Past





Part II: Nationalism as Doctrine: Experimenting new Repertoires



Chapter 4. Beyond Slavophilism: The Rise of Aryanism and Neo-Paganism



Chapter 5. A Textbook Case of Doctrinal Entrepreneurship: Aleksandr Dugin



Chapter 6. Pamiat 2.0? The Izborskii Club, or the New Conservative Avant-Garde





Part III: Nationalism as Political Battlefield: In the Streets, for or against the Kremlin



Chapter 7. Black Shirts and White Power: The Changing Faces of the Far Right



Chapter 8. Aleksei Navalny and the Natsdem: A pro-Western Nationalism?



Chapter 9. The Three Colors of Novorossiya, or the Mythmaking of the Ukrainian War



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Marlene Laruelle is a Research Professor of International Affairs at the George Washington University, Washington DC.

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