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Introduction

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

in Russian Identities

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780195156508
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199868230 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.003.0001
Introduction

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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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Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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