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How Monotony Transforms into Dichotomy

East-West Division in the Post-Soviet North Caucasus

Sufian Zhemukhov

A nuanced reading of the current situation in the North Caucasus reveals two main trends that articulate in confrontation with Russian nationalism. First, in the eastern part of the region, particularly in Dagestan, Chechnya, and Ingushetia, a shift from nationalism to Islam has taken place, and the ties between religion and political machine are strong and visible. Second, and by contrast, in the western part of the region, including Adygea, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachayevo-Cherkessia, and North Ossetia, nationalism has increased, and the political elites seldom practice religion publicly.

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Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

sacrilegious transgression of the sacred space of Russian Orthodoxy, but as the violation of a civic space of a certain Russian nationalism, one that in many ways is quite secular. The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is not a diocesan church but a monument

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Iver B. Neumann

and the first decades of the twentieth century. As an even more distant anchor, Dugin ([1997] 1999: 255 ) alludes to the state’s position of official nationalism as it looked from 1825 onward, by stressing how Russian nationalism is a question of

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The Ukrainian divide

The power of historical narratives, imagined communities, and collective memories

Alina Penkala, Ilse Derluyn, and Ine Lietaert

histories of Ukraine . In G. Kasianov & P. Ther (Eds.), A laboratory of transnational history: Ukraine and recent Ukrainian historiography (pp. 25 – 50 ), Budapest . Weeks T. R. ( 1996 ). Nation and state in late imperial Russia

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Gendered Images and Soviet Subjects

How the Komsomol Archive Enriched My Understanding of Gender in Soviet War Culture

Adrienne M. Harris

Brunstedt, “Forging Common Glories: Soviet Remembrance of the Second World War and the limits of Russian Nationalism, 1960s–1991” (PhD diss., Oxford University, 2011); Julie deGraffenried, Sacrificing Childhood: Children and the Soviet State in the Great

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“Presentism” Versus “Path Dependence”?

Reflections on the Second World War in Russian Textbooks of the 1990s

Serguey Ehrlich

intentions. There are two explanations for their choice of such a controversial title. During perestroika, there were rumors of a growing threat of far-right Russian nationalism. By replacing the word “Russia” with the more abstract (and from the