Producing the Citizen: Political Dynamics of Education in Post-Soviet Russia

  • Dilyara SuleymanovaEmail author
Part of the Anthropological Studies of Education book series (ASE)


The second chapter analyzes Russian educational policies since the fall of the Soviet Union and discusses the ways in which school education was used by federal and regional actors to advance competing projects of belonging. Central to post-Soviet developments in the sphere of education is the tension between two main tendencies, referred to as regionalization and centralization. This chapter introduces the reader to the Republic of Tatarstan and its project of sovereignization and ethno-cultural revitalization, as it was implemented in public education. It continues with an overview of recent Russian educational developments under the presidency of Putin, such as the elimination of the regional component, the introduction of the new federal education standards and the Unified State Examination, as well as the most recent (2017–2018) regulations concerning the teaching of regional languages in schools.


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