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Not all ethnic Russians in Crimea have a political affinity with Moscow

Knott, Eleanor (2014) Not all ethnic Russians in Crimea have a political affinity with Moscow. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) (04 Mar 2014). Blog Entry.

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Throughout the Ukraine crisis, Crimea has been described as a region with strong sympathies toward Russia. Based on her own research in the region, Ellie Knott takes issue with the prevailing view that ethnic Russians in Crimea necessarily have a strong Russian identity. She notes that much of the empirical evidence in this area is outdated, given it derives from 2001 census data. Citing interview responses, she argues that while a significant number of ethnic Russians do exhibit a Russian identity, there is evidence that this is not the case for many younger citizens who grew up after the fall of the Soviet Union.

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Subjects: D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
Sets: Departments > Government
Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2014 10:29
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017 14:28

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