By James Stuart Olson
In 1991, the centrifugal forces of ethnic nationalism destroyed the Soviet Union. spiritual and ethnic matters could be the defining rules of political lifestyles in East Europe, Transcaucasia, and relevant Asia for the following decade. but whilst such a lot americans and Europeans learn, for example, of the Ossetians and Ingush, they've got no inspiration who those peoples are or why they're battling. This quantity will offer a prepared reference for college students, researchers, and librarians who're attempting to deal with the political and social struggles in that a part of the realm. targeting ethnolinguistic teams instead of peoples with only non secular orientations, Olson presents entries on over 450 ethnic teams, with applicable cross-references. every one access concludes with references, and the quantity contains a chosen bibliography of English-language titles. the amount additionally incorporates a chronology, a number of appendixes offering statistical details, and an appendix essay on Islam in Russia and the Soviet Union.
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