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Russian Speakers in Post-Soviet Latvia: Discursive Identity Strategies

Ammon Cheskin


The political shocks of the 2014 Ukrainian crisis have been felt in many former Soviet countries, not least Latvia, where over 35% of the population are native Russian speakers. At a time when analysts and commentators are unsure about Russia’s future plans to intervene on behalf of their ‘compatriots’, this study provides a detailed political and cultural analysis of Russian-speaking identity in Latvia.By using Russian-speakers in Latvia as a specific case study, this volume also offers a fresh methodological approach to the study of discourses and discursive strategies. It outlines a coheren ... More

Keywords: Latvia, Russia, Identity, Discourse, Ethnicity, Russian speakers, Russians, Baltic states, Kin-state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780748697434
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697434.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ammon Cheskin, author