1st Edition

The Rise and Fall of Russia's Far Eastern Republic, 1905–1922 Nationalisms, Imperialisms, and Regionalisms in and after the Russian Empire

By Ivan Sablin Copyright 2019
    312 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    312 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Russian Far East was a remarkably fluid region in the period leading up to, during, and after the Russian Revolution. The different contenders in play in the region, imagining and working toward alternative futures, comprised different national groups, including Russians, Buryat-Mongols, Koreans, and Ukrainians; different imperialist projects, including Japanese and American attempts to integrate the region into their political and economic spheres of influence as well as the legacies of Russian expansionism and Bolshevik efforts to export the revolution to Mongolia, Korea, China, and Japan; and various local regionalists, who aimed for independence or strong regional autonomy for distinct Siberian and Far Eastern communities and whose efforts culminated in the short-lived Far Eastern Republic of 1920–1922. The Rise and Fall of Russia’s Far Eastern Republic, 1905–1922 charts developments in the region, examines the interplay of the various forces, and explains how a Bolshevik version of state-centered nationalism prevailed.


    Chapter 1: Left-liberal nationalism and self-organization east of Baikal, 1905–1916

    Chapter 2: Post-imperial particularisms in the Russian Far East, 1917–1919

    Chapter 3: Nationalisms and the making of the Far Eastern Republic, 1920

    Chapter 4: The Far Eastern Republic and the Priamur State Formation, 1921

    Chapter 5: Competing nationalisms and Sovietization in the Russian Far East, 1922



    Ivan Sablin is a Research Group Leader in the Department of History, University of Heidelberg, Germany

    The Rise and Fall of Russia’s Far Eastern Republic, 1905–1922 by Ivan Sablin was awarded an honorary mention for 2018 by the board of Ab Imperio for the best study in new imperial history and history of diversity in Northern Eurasia, up to the late twentieth century.