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Children of Rus': Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation

Faith Hillis


This book recovers an all-but-forgotten chapter in the history of the Tsarist Empire and its southwestern borderlands. The right bank, or west side, of the Dnieper River—which today is located at the heart of the independent state of Ukraine—was one of the Russian Empire's last territorial acquisitions, annexed only in the late eighteenth century. Yet over the course of the nineteenth century, this region generated a powerful Russian nationalist movement. The southwest's Russian nationalists sought to empower the ordinary Orthodox residents of the borderlands and to diminish the influence of t ... More

Keywords: Tsarist Empire, Russian Empire, Dnieper River, Ukraine, Russian nationalists, tsarism, state–society relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780801452192
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452192.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Faith Hillis, author
Assistant Professor of Russian History, The University of Chicago