Making Russia Multicultural Kazan at Its Millennium and Beyond

  title={Making Russia Multicultural Kazan at Its Millennium and Beyond},
  author={Katherine Graney},
  journal={Problems of Post-Communism},
  pages={17 - 27}
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The Bilbao Guggenheim,” Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology, no
  • 29 (1997): 91–100. See also “Basques Make a Dangerous Liaison,” Financial Times (October 18, 1997): 8; “Security Tight as Guggenheim Museum Opens,” (October 18, 1997); “The Wow of Bilbao,” Irish Times Magazine
  • 2002
For a fascinating analysis of the political significance of the new monuments erected in Moscow in the post-Soviet period, see Bruce Grant
  • American Ethnologist
  • 2001
From the multimedia DVD Kazanskii Kreml