The Parade of Sovereignties: Establishing the Vocabulary of the New Russian Federalism
Post-Soviet Affairs, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2000
16 Pages Posted: 8 Sep 2007 Last revised: 16 Jun 2016
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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