The New Russian Diaspora: Russian Minorities in the Former Soviet Republics
Russian Minorities in the Former Soviet Republics
In the wake of the USSR's collapse, more than 25 million Russians found themselves living outside Russian territory, their status ambiguous. Equally uncertain is the role they will play as a factor in Russian politics, local politics and relations among the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union. This volume, prepared under the sponsorship of the Kennan Institute, offers a comprehensive and amply documented examination of these issues.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Formation of the Diaspora: The Empire and the Russians - Historical Aspects, R. Levita and M. Loiberg; The Disintegration of the Empire and the Fate of the "Imperial Minority", E. Payin; Russian Minorities - the Political Dimension, R. Abdulatipov; Disintegration Processes in the Russian Federation, L. Drobizheva. Part 2 Life in Diaspora: Russians in Ukraine, E. Golovakha et al; Russians in Moldova, V. Solonar and V. Bruter; Russians in Lithuania, V. Gaidys; Russians in Uzbekistan, S. Nikolaev; Russians in the North Caucasian Republics, G. Soldatova and I. Dementeva. Part 3 Flight from Diaspora: The New Social and Cultural Situation in the Former Union Republics, T. Marchenko; Demographic Issues, V. Mukomel; Migration of Russians from the Former Union Republics, L. Gudkov; Russian Refugees and Migrants in Russia, A. Susokolov; Religious Attitudes and National Identity of Russian Minorities, N. Dinello.