“You take your oath only once:” Crimea, the black sea fleet, and national identity among Russian officers

  title={“You take your oath only once:” Crimea, the black sea fleet, and national identity among Russian officers},
  author={Sven Gunnar Simonsen},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  pages={289 - 316}
The Soviet military officer's motto was “I serve the Soviet Union.” He had taken an oath to a state whose leadership constantly stressed the ethnic diversity of its population. When the USSR fell apart, however, only one of its 15 successor states—the Russian Federation—did not declare itself the homeland of one specific ethnic group. The reality of the divorce was difficult to grasp for many people in the former Soviet Union. In Russia, ideas of democracy and hopes for the future of the RSFSR… 
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