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By Anatoly M. Khazanov

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 A world-renowned anthropologist, Anatoly M. Khazanov bargains a witty, insightful, and cautionary research of ethnic nationalism and its pivotal function within the cave in of the Soviet empire.
    “Khazanov’s encyclopedic wisdom of the historical past and tradition of post-Soviet societies, mixed with box learn there because the Nineteen Sixties, informs the case stories with a novel authoritative voice. This quantity is destined to be a fully worthy reference for the knowledge of ethnic kin and the politics of minorities within the ex-USSR into the subsequent century.”—Leonard Plotnicov, editor of Ethnology

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By Anatoly M. Khazanov

ISBN-10: 0299148904

ISBN-13: 9780299148904

 A world-renowned anthropologist, Anatoly M. Khazanov bargains a witty, insightful, and cautionary research of ethnic nationalism and its pivotal function within the cave in of the Soviet empire.
    “Khazanov’s encyclopedic wisdom of the historical past and tradition of post-Soviet societies, mixed with box learn there because the Nineteen Sixties, informs the case stories with a novel authoritative voice. This quantity is destined to be a fully worthy reference for the knowledge of ethnic kin and the politics of minorities within the ex-USSR into the subsequent century.”—Leonard Plotnicov, editor of Ethnology

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L'he emergence and the collapse of the communist system may be con~ ld c red the two greatest social and economic experiments of our cenIIII' Y· Let us hope that the second experiment will be more successful 111d Less bloody than the first one. V1 N ;;o:,:,. MI/Jt1J' 1 f·,t{~r. ·: The Russian signs (left to right), "Damn CPSS," "Miss USSR," and "Lenin" The Verse and Prose of Post-Totalitarianism 2 The Verse and Prose of Post-Totalitarianism (The ex-Soviet Union in 1992-1994) Liberty is generally established with difficulty in the midst of storms.

Under these conditions, Russians were as likely as non-Russians to call for elevating the political status of their formation. Local political elites in the autonomous formations were also interested in raising their status, because this meant increasing their power and the number of privileged positions. In these conditions of growing regionalism in the Soviet Union during 1990, these political elites, for the first time in many decades, saw the chance to realize their aspirations. Interestingly, the Moscow center not only instigated separatist movements in non-Russian union republics but also did not officially interfere in the parade of sovereignties occurring in the territory of the Russian Federation.

It appears that his prediction was again very close to the truth. The disintegration of the Soviet Union and the creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) did not and could not solve the problem of relations between the constituent states or, even more so, interethnic relations in this political region. In 1992, the Commonwealth of Independent States already had three bloody conflicts: over Nagornyi Karabakh, South Ossetia, and Pridnestrovie (Transdniestria) in Moldova, 9 and many more territorial claims and counterclaims.

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