In this paper I analyze Russian nationalists' views of the Russian nation from the early nineteenth century to the present, how these views have changed in different time periods, and what events in Russian history have led to these changes. I argue that Russian nationalists are driven to articulate their ideas of Russian national identity primarily when they perceive that elements of Western civilization are being incorporated in Russian society, a process referred to as 'Westernization.' Russian nationalism is largely a reaction to Western influence, and is shaped by conceptions that Russians have of the West.
Russian Studies; History
Bervoets, Jeremy, "The End of a Nation: Russian Nationalism As a Reaction to Westernization" (2011). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 190.
russia, nation, nationalism, west, westernization, eurasia, eurasianism
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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