Estimating russification of ethnic identity among non-Russians in the USSR

  title={Estimating russification of ethnic identity among non-Russians in the USSR},
  author={Barbara A. Anderson and Brian D. Silver},
Many scholars have asserted that extensive ethnic russification has occurred in Tsarist Russia and the Soviet Union, but little effort has been devoted to making quantitative estimates of the extent of assimilation or of the differences among ethnic groups in tendencies to assimilate. A method of estimating ethnic reidentification in the USSR is described and evaluated. The expected number of survivors to the second census date for each age cohort of a given ethnic group is compared to the… 

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