By Anatoly M. Khazanov
A world-renowned anthropologist, Anatoly M. Khazanov bargains a witty, insightful, and cautionary research of ethnic nationalism and its pivotal position within the cave in of the Soviet empire.
“Khazanov’s encyclopedic wisdom of the heritage and tradition of post-Soviet societies, mixed with box study there because the Sixties, informs the case experiences with a novel authoritative voice. This quantity is destined to be a completely priceless reference for the knowledge of ethnic family and the politics of minorities within the ex-USSR into the subsequent century.”—Leonard Plotnicov, editor of Ethnology
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Thus, in Azerbaidjan, during the presidency of Abulfez Elchibey, the leader of the Popular Front, of the 5,000 officials who had worked under the previous communist regime, only 120 persons were replaced with Elchibey's own people (Zinin and Malashenko 1994: 108). In Kyrgyzstan, all akims (heads of the local administration) without exception are former party officials (Filonyk 1994: 158). The sovereign communists' supporl for independence in such republics as Ukraine and Moldova allowed them to attract, or neutralize, many nationalists.
Ly, M rll't'h 18, 199'1 ). 38 The Collapse of the Soviet Union ment was expressed by the vice-president of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) Supreme Soviet, Ruslan Khazbulatov, who at that time was an ally ofYeltsin. He stated that the policy of the center dissolved Russia within all-Soviet structures, to Russia's disadvantage (Argumenty ifakty 28 Uune 14-20, 1990]). In 1990, the situation in Russia was very complex. It was hard for Russia to free itself from the legacy of the empire, just as it was difficult for many Russians to free themselves from a certain empire-oriented psychology.
After the USSR: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Politics in Commonwealth of Independent States by Anatoly M. Khazanov