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Russian Nationalism: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Russian Nationalism: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
By Stephen K. Carter
St. Martin's, 1990, 185 pp.

Amid the struggle among party conservatives and reformers in the U.S.S.R. and the separatist strivings of ethnic minorities, the potent forces of Russian nationalism are sometimes overlooked. This modest monograph provides the historical context (Slavophils, Panslavism and all that) and sorts out the various strands contributing to the nationalist movement today, including the sinister Pamyat. Ambitious politicians may ride this wave, but they do not control it. The author pays his respect to John Dunlop, Alexander Yanev and others who have written on this subject recently, but begs to differ with them on significant points.