1st Edition

The Nationalities Factor In Soviet Politics And Society

ISBN 9780367294250
Published October 2, 2019 by Routledge
331 Pages

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Book Description

The editors express their gratitude to the John M. Olin Foundation for its financial assistance and to the Harvard University Russian Research Center for the facilities and staff support that made this project possible. We wish to thank those who contributed their invaluable scholarly advice, including Vernon Aspaturian, Abram Bergson, Steven Blank, Walker Connor, Robert Conquest, Murray Feshbach, Erich Goldhagen, Richard Pipes, and Marc Raeff. We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Barbara A. Anderson and Brian D. Silver with Soviet demographic data used throughout the volume. Susan Zayer and Karen Taylor-Brovkin provided able administrative help. For skillful technical assistance with the manuscript we are indebted to Jane Prokop, Elizabeth Taylor, and Alison Koff. Catherine Reed, Susan Gardos-Bleich, Christine Porto, and Alex Sich helped generously in diverse ways. Finally, the editors profited at every stage from the congenial working atmosphere and the encouragement of colleagues at the Russian Research Center too numerous to mention. To all of them goes our deep appreciation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments -- 1 The Imperial Legacy and the Soviet Nationalities Problem /Roman Szporluk -- 2 Nationality Elites and Political Change in the Soviet Union /Steven L. Burg -- 3 Nationalities and the Soviet Economy /Gertrude E. Schroeder -- 4 Nationalities and the Soviet Military /Teresa Rakowska-Harmstone -- 5 Some Factors in the Linguistic and Ethnic Russification of Soviet Nationalities: Is Everyone Becoming Russian? /Barbara A. Anderson and Brian D. Silver -- 6 Readers, Writers, and Republics: The Structural Basis of Non-Russian Literary Politics /Paul A. Goble -- 7 Nationalities and Soviet Religious Policies /Bohdan R. Bociurkiw -- 8 Ukraine, Belorussia, and Moldavia: Imperial Integration, Russification, and the Struggle for National Survival /Roman Solchanyk -- 9 The Baltic Republics: Stagnation and Strivings for Sovereignty /Romuald J. Misiunas -- 10 Transcaucasia: Cultural Cohesion and Ethnic Revival in a Multinational Society /Ronald Grigor Suny -- 11 Central Asia: The Reformers Challenge Traditional Society /Martha Brill Olcott -- 12 Russian Nationalism and Soviet Politics /Dina Rome Spechler -- 13 Nationalism and Reform in Soviet Politics /Mark Beissinger and Lubomyr Hajda -- Index.

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