Soviet Disunion: A History of the Nationalities Problem in the USSR

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Simon and Schuster, 1990 - History - 432 pages
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A Munich-based writer on Soviet affairs explores current ethnic unrest in Russia, which may decide the fate of Gorbachev's reform government. Numerous non-Russian nationalities make up close to half the Soviet population, and this is the first book to look at the histories of these nationalities and their crusade for the restoration of national rights.
  

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In Perestroika ( LJ 2/15/88), Mikhail Gorbachev stressed that "nationalist narrowmindedness and chauvinism'' in the multinational Soviet Union has to be "countered by consistent internationalism ... Read full review

Contents

Nations of the Russian Empire
3
Colonial Seizures 17251825 M Pokrovskii
13
The Moslem Nations
32
National Contracts with the NonRussians
44
The National Contract Torn Up
60
Between Hitler and Stalin
81
The Terror Against Nations
95
Towards a Partial Restoration of the National Contract
109
Gorbachev and the Advent of Glasnost
231
Glasnost but no Perestroika
254
Unacknowledged photographs are privately owned
255
Crisis in the Empire
283
Waiting for Gorbachev
310
Conclusion
351
Appendix
360
Notes
369

Khrushchev Changes Course Again
129
Brezhnev and Kosygin Make Their Mark
147
Forging the Soviet People
174
Acceleration Amid Stagnation
199
Andropov and Chernenko Keep up the Pressure
221
Select Bibliography
412
Index
418
Mirza SultanGaliev 1922 Zhizn natsionalnostei no 1 1923
436
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About the author (1990)

Nahaylo is a British-born writer and broadcaster on Soviet affairs whose articles appear regularly in the British and American press.

Swoboda has been Senior Lecturer in Russian and Ukrainian, and is now Honorary Research Fellow, at the school of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies in the University of London.

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