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Russia's Entangled Embrace: Russia's Entangled Embrace

Stephen Badalyan Riegg


This book traces the relationship between the Romanov state and the Armenian diaspora that populated Russia's territorial fringes and navigated the tsarist empire's metropolitan centers. By engaging the ongoing debates about imperial structures that were simultaneously symbiotic and hierarchically ordered, the book helps us to understand how, for Armenians and some other subjects, imperial rule represented not hypothetical, clear-cut alternatives but simultaneous, messy realities. The book examines why, and how, Russian architects of empire imagined Armenians as being politically desirable. Th ... More

Keywords: Romanov state, Armenian diaspora, Armenians, imperial rule, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Yerevan, Russian government, imperial relationship, tsarist imperialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501750113
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501750113.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Badalyan Riegg, author
Texas A&M University