Russian Nationalism and the Politics of Soviet Literature

The Case of Nash sovremennik, 1981–91

  • Authors
  • Simon Cosgrove

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Simon Cosgrove
    Pages 1-20
  3. Simon Cosgrove
    Pages 21-40
  4. Simon Cosgrove
    Pages 75-90
  5. Simon Cosgrove
    Pages 138-147
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 148-253

About this book


Russian nationalism, increasingly important as the Russian Federation finds its place in the world, is not a new phenomenon. Who were the Russian nationalists before the creation of today's Russia? What were their views? What was their political influence? This book seeks answers to these questions by looking in detail at the last decade of the USSR through the eyes of a group of Russian nationalist intellectuals gathered around the literary journal Nash sovremennik . The author suggests that, in the Twenty-first-century, a specifically Russian type of nationalism, ethnic and statist, could provide the ideological underpinning for a new authoritarianism.


Mikhail Gorbachev Russia Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42145-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-00600-3
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