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Galvanizing Nostalgia?: Indigeneity and Sovereignty in Siberia

Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer


This book explores critical questions for the survival of Russia in its nominally federal form. Will Russia fall apart along the lines of its internal republics, as did the Soviet Union? Based on cultural anthropology and historical research in major republics of Eastern Siberia—Sakha (Yakutia), Buryatia, and Tyva (Tuva)—the book highlights Indigenous concerns about self-determination. The book suggests that a fragile and disorganized dynamic of nested sovereignties has developed within Russia. Ecology activism has grown, given new threats to the environment and accelerating climate challenges ... More

Keywords: Russia, Eastern Siberia, self-determination, ecology activism, Arctic, Soviet Union, Sakha, Buryatia, Tyva, republics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9781501759772
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501759772.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer, author
Georgetown University