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Russian IdentitiesA Historical Survey$
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Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195156508

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.3) Introduction
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Russian Identities
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Nicholas V. Riasanovsky (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.003.0001

This chapter examines the different aspects of what it means to be Russian in the contexts of time and place. It creates a complete summary of different aspects and periods of what Russian identity can be defined as. It explains that the definition of Russian identity provides can be seen in the context of continuous and changeable historical existence, covering a huge territory, many centuries, and different political, social, and economic structures.

Keywords:   Russia, Russian identity, history, nationalism, World War I, Christianity

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