Legal protection of linguistic diversity in Russia: past and present

  title={Legal protection of linguistic diversity in Russia: past and present},
  author={Iryna Ulasiuk},
  journal={Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development},
  pages={71 - 83}
  • Iryna Ulasiuk
  • Published 1 February 2011
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
Abstract Russia is unique in its size and ethnic composition. There is a further linguistic complexity of more than 150 co-existing languages. Notwithstanding this diversity, the claims of linguistic minorities in Russia were traditionally neglected, first in imperial Russia and later in the Soviet politics and law. The political processes undergone from the middle of the 1980s have reactivated the awareness of identity in many linguistic communities of the new Russian Federation. Their… 

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