A Siberian Challenge: Dealing with Multiethnicity in the Republic of Buryatia

  title={A Siberian Challenge: Dealing with Multiethnicity in the Republic of Buryatia},
  author={Olaf Leisse and U K Leisse},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  pages={773 - 788}
The Republic of Buryatia, along with 12 other former Soviet states during the same year, had declared its sovereignty no later than 8 October 1990. This did not actually mean a declaration of independence. Rather, this step was taken to urge the central government to acknowledge Buryatia as a free and equal partner at the political level. Boris Yeltsin, during his time as Russian president, did much to support this claim by propagating a vision of a post-Soviet Russia as a union of free peoples… 
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