Russian Nationalism: the Failed Political Project

Discussion on the political use of nationalism in post-Soviet Russia and the consequences of this nationalism in Russia and its non-Russian providences.

This paper has two main objectives: first, to briefly sketch the impact of nationalism on the political system of post-Soviet Russia; and second, to describe how competing groups (vis-a-vis Russia) define themselves and use nationalism to legitimize their political aims, and sometimes also the crimes and brutalities that are spin-offs of the actualizing process.