Nationalism and the Drive for Sovereignty in Tatarstan, 1988-92

Origins and Development

  • Authors
  • Sergei Kondrashov

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This study gives a detailed analysis of the origins and rise of Tatar nationalism - one of the strongest national movements in the Russian Federation in the Gorbachev period. It explores the nature of the Tatars' grievances and examines why and how nationalism grew so strong in Tatarstan. The study is based on extensive use of local press in Russian and Tatar and ethno-sociological research in the republic. The book is intended for specialists in Soviet/Russian politics and ethnic relations.


politics Russia Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

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