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The Parade of Sovereignties: Establishing the Vocabulary of the New Russian Federalism

Post-Soviet Affairs, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2000

SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 286

16 Pages Posted: 8 Sep 2007 Last revised: 16 Jun 2016

Jeffrey Kahn

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

Abstract

On the basis of extensive on-site interviews and documentary sources, the author interprets the dynamics of the collapse of the Soviet Union by analyzing the cascade of sovereignty declarations issued by republics of the USSR as well as by autonomous republics and other subunits of the Russian republic, in 1990-1991. Interrelationships among the declarations, and other putative causes of their content and timing, are explored. A case study of Tatarstan is provided. The study also analyzes the impact of the process on subsequent Russian approaches to federalism.

Keywords: Russia, Soviet Union, Federalism, Parade of Sovereignties

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Kahn, Jeffrey, The Parade of Sovereignties: Establishing the Vocabulary of the New Russian Federalism. Post-Soviet Affairs, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2000; SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 286. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1011826

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