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Tesi etd-09222017-130232

Type of thesis
Perfezionamento
Author
DE STEFANO, CAROLINA
E-mail address
destefano.carolina@gmail.com
URN
etd-09222017-130232
Title
MOSCOW'S HANDLING OF THE NATIONAL QUESTIONS FROM THE SOVIET UNION TO RUSSIA (1986–1992): CRISIS, CONTINGENCY, AND CONTINUITY
Scientific disciplinary sector
SPS/04
Course
SCIENZE POLITICHE - Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability
Committee
relatore Prof.ssa GIUSTI, SERENA
Membro Prof. MARTINICO, GIUSEPPE
Membro Prof.ssa DULLIN, Sabine
Relatore Prof. MELVILLE, Andrei
Keywords
  • ethnoterritorial management
  • national question
  • Near Abroad
  • Soviet and Russian nationalities policies
Exam session start date
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Availability
parziale
Abstract
This thesis investigates the Soviet Union’s – and then Russia’s – management of the national question in the years of territorial crisis and institutional transformation 1989-1993. It particularly looks at the key drivers of Moscow’s policies to manage ethnoterritorial issues and to avoid State disintegration. Through the unpacking of political debates and disagreements within the Moscow’s establishment, the research aims at showing how the Perestroika period constituted a formative moment in defining Moscow’s relations with the former territories of the Soviet Union and, thereby, Russia’s post-Soviet statehood that still unfold contemporary politics. <br><br>The research builds on archival material that was collected in 2016-2017 in Russia (particularly at GARF, the Gorbachev Foundation in Moscow and the Yeltsin Presidential Center in Ekaterinburg), as well as at the Hoover Institution in July 2016. The files coming from the RSFSR/Russian Ministry of Regional Affairs in the years 1990-1993 that were collected at GARF, and which are at the core of chapters four, five and six, are of particular relevance and remain largely unpublished. The picture that emerges from primary documentary sources has been integrated by direct interviews with participants to the events carried out between 2015 and 2017 in Russia, the U.S., Georgia, Belarus, and Ukraine. <br>
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