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Russia Before and After Crimea: Nationalism and Identity, 2010-17

Pål Kolstø and Helge Blakkisrud


Explores the momentous changes that have taken place in the Russian national identity discourse since Putin’s return to the presidency Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 marked a watershed in post-Cold War European history and brought East–West relations to a low point. At the same time, by selling this fateful action in starkly nationalist language, the Putin regime achieved record-high popularity. This book shows how, after the large-scale 2011–2013 anti-Putin demonstrations in major Russian cities and the parallel rise in xenophobia related to the Kremlin’s perceived inability to deal wi ... More

Keywords: Russia, nationalism, national identity, nation-building, ethno-politics, migrantophobia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474433853
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433853.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pål Kolstø, editor
University of Oslo

Helge Blakkisrud, editor
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

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Introduction: Exploring Russian nationalisms

Pål Kolstø and Helge Blakkisrud

Part I Official nationalism

Part II Radical and other societal nationalisms

5 Revolutionary nationalism in contemporary Russia

Alexandra Kuznetsova and Sergey Sergeev

Part III Identities and otherings

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