The Logics and Legacy of Soviet Racialization

  • Nikolay Zakharov
  • Ian Law
Part of the Mapping Global Racisms book series (MGR)


This book extends our critical interrogation of racism outside the Russian Federation, which is not the primary object of analysis here, to focus on racism in the new republics many of which have rarely been examined in this way. This chapter sets the scene for our regional and state investigation of historical and contemporary racisms in the post-Soviet republics and addresses questions of the nature, significance and legacy of Soviet racialization for these states. How far did this distinct variety of modernity shape a distinct process of racialization? And how far did this configuration shape contemporary racism in the post-Soviet world?


Racial Discourse Baltic Republic Racialization Process Soviet Central Contemporary Racism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikolay Zakharov
    • 1
  • Ian Law
    • 2
  1. 1.UppsalaSweden
  2. 2.LeedsUK

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