Russian Nationalism Past and Present

  • Geoffrey Hosking
  • Robert Service

Part of the Studies in Russia and East Europe book series (SREE)

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About this book


This book looks at the past and present condition of Russian nationalism. Its chapters examine the influence of tsarist and Soviet official policies upon national identity, and seek to explain the broader political, social and cultural factors which helped or hindered the ambitions of rulers. The changeability of Russian national consciousness is exmphasised. Several chapters also highlight the various long-standing inhibitions to the emergence of a consolidated civic nationalism in a Russian Federation which gained its independence at the break-up of the USSR.


communism empire history national identity nationalism revolution Russia Stalin Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Editors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey Hosking
    • 1
  • Robert Service
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Slavonic and East European StudiesUniversity of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-26534-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-26532-9
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