The Czar’s Last Mistake, Part Two
10 April 2014

The Institute of Modern Russia continues its series of articles by Alexander Yanov on the history of Russian nationalism. The current essay is published in two parts. In the first part, the author argues that Czar Nicholas I brought Russia to the outbreak of the fatal Crimean War of 1853–56. Part two explains why this war is portrayed as a “conspiracy against Russia” in Russian history textbooks.

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The Czar’s Last Mistake, Part One
27 March 2014

The Institute of Modern Russia continues its series of articles by Alexander Yanov on the history of Russian nationalism. In this new essay, the author argues that Nicholas I, obsessed with superpower ideas and suffering from the Napoleon complex, brought Russia to the outbreak of the fatal Crimean War of 1853–56.

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Lexicon of the Russian Idea
15 March 2014

The Institute of Modern Russia continues its series of articles by Alexander Yanov on the history of Russian nationalism. In this new essay, the author discusses the key concepts of the Russian idea and their reincarnation in today’s Russia.

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Sochi and the Circassian Issue
28 February 2014

Neither the Russian Olympic team’s victory in the unofficial medal competition at the Sochi Winter Games nor Russia’s achievements in sports can compensate for the number of acute issues that surfaced in the course of the Olympic preparations. One of them is the Circassian issue, which has been kept undeservingly under cover for years. Sufian Zhemukhov and Robert Orttung of George Washington University tell the story of the Russian conquest of Sochi, during which the Circassian population was almost wiped out.

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Slavophiles and the Birth of National Liberalism
26 February 2014

The Institute of Modern Russia continues its series of articles by Alexander Yanov on the history of Russian nationalism. In this new essay, the author discusses the birth of national liberalism, a new world outlook that combines two conflicting ideologies: modern liberalism and the medieval belief in the exceptionalism of the Russian nation.

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Osobnyachestvo
Russia’s Moral Isolation from Europe
04 February 2014

The Institute of Modern Russia continues its series of articles by Alexander Yanov on the history of Russian nationalism. In this new essay, the author explains how Nicholas I created a powerful and durable myth of osobnyachestvo (Russia’s own unique way) and thus destroyed the idea of the European way for the country.

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Nicholas I and the Revolutions of 1848
22 January 2014

The Institute of Modern Russia continues its series of articles by Alexander Yanov on the history of Russian nationalism. In this new essay, the author explains how the 1848 revolution brought Nicholas I to developing a new state paradigm—Pan-Slavism.

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The Autocrat: Nicholas I and Russia’s Lost Years
09 January 2014

The Institute of Modern Russia continues its series of articles by Alexander Yanov on the history of Russian nationalism. In this new essay, the author relates that Nicholas I’s reactionary policy brought Russia into a state of absolute paternalism.

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The Peculiarities of Terrorism in Russia
08 January 2014

Terrorism is a global problem that affects dozens of countries in today’s world. But, as author and analyst Alexander Podrabinek notes in this commentary, terrorism in Russia has its own—often unexplainable—“national peculiarities.”

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The Decembrists and Russian Nationalism
07 January 2014

The Institute of Modern Russia continues its series of articles by Alexander Yanov on the history of Russian nationalism. In this new essay, the author explains how the crackdown of the 1825 Decembrist revolt led to the establishment of the public ideology of “state patriotism.”

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