The Bolsheviks and the National Question, 1917–23

  • Jeremy Smith

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Jeremy Smith
    Pages 1-6
  3. Jeremy Smith
    Pages 239-242
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 243-281

About this book


In a timely re-examination of the origins of the system which fell apart so dramatically in 1991, this book deals with the policies of the Soviets towards the non-Russian nationalities of the former Russian Empire. Making extensive use of previously unavailable material from the Soviet archives, Jeremy Smith explores the attempts of the Bolsheviks to promote the development of minority nationalities in the Soviet context, through a combination of political, cultural and educational measures, and looks at the disputes surrounding the creation of the Soviet Union.


Bolsheviks communism empire Russia Soviet Union Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Authors and affiliations

  • Jeremy Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Renvall InstituteUniversity of HelsinkiFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40610-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37737-0
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