“Colonizers with Party Cards”: Soviet Internal Colonialism in Central Asia, 1917–39

@article{Loring2014ColonizersWP,
  title={“Colonizers with Party Cards”: Soviet Internal Colonialism in Central Asia, 1917–39},
  author={Benjamin H. Loring},
  journal={Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History},
  year={2014},
  volume={15},
  pages={102 - 77}
}
  • Benjamin H. Loring
  • Published 2 March 2014
  • Political Science
  • Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History
In November 1929, soon after the November Plenum and the announcement of mass collectivization, Stalin received a letter from a young Kyrgyz official named Iusup Abdrakhmanov. Then 28 years old, Abdrakhmanov was the chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (ASSR). Located just south of Kazakhstan on the Chinese border, the Kyrgyz ASSR was then a small region in the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic (RSFSR), having come into existence just… 
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