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Russian nationalism : imaginaries, doctrines, and political battlefields / Marlene Laruelle.

By: Laruelle, Marlène []Material type: TextTextSeries: Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2019Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780429426773; 0429426771; 9780429761997; 0429761996; 9780429761980; 0429761988; 9780429761973; 042976197XSubject(s): Nationalism -- Former Soviet republics | Former Soviet republics -- Politics and government | Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991- | HISTORY / Europe / Eastern | HISTORY / Europe / Former Soviet Republics | HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / GeneralLOC classification: DK295Online resources: Taylor & Francis Click here to access this RESOURCE ONLINE Summary: This book, by one of the foremost authorities on the subject, explores the complex nature of Russian nationalism. It examines nationalism as a multilayered and multifaceted repertoire displayed by a myriad of actors. It considers nationalism as various concepts and ideas emphasizing Russia's distinctive national character, based on the country's geography, history, Orthodoxy, and Soviet technological advances. It analyzes the ideologies of Russia's ultra-nationalist and far-right groups, explores the use of nationalism in the conflict with Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea, and discusses how Putin's political opponents, including Alexei Navalny, make use of nationalism. Overall the book provides a rich analysis of a key force which is profoundly affecting political and societal developments both inside Russia and beyond.
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This book, by one of the foremost authorities on the subject, explores the complex nature of Russian nationalism. It examines nationalism as a multilayered and multifaceted repertoire displayed by a myriad of actors. It considers nationalism as various concepts and ideas emphasizing Russia's distinctive national character, based on the country's geography, history, Orthodoxy, and Soviet technological advances. It analyzes the ideologies of Russia's ultra-nationalist and far-right groups, explores the use of nationalism in the conflict with Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea, and discusses how Putin's political opponents, including Alexei Navalny, make use of nationalism. Overall the book provides a rich analysis of a key force which is profoundly affecting political and societal developments both inside Russia and beyond.

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