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Making Russians: Meaning and Practice of Russification in Lithuania and Belarus after 1863.

  title={Making Russians: Meaning and Practice of Russification in Lithuania and Belarus after 1863.},
  author={Darius Staliūnas},
Acknowledgements Abbreviations Map of the North Western Province and the Suvalki Gubernia (Kingdom of Poland) Introduction I. Administrative Boundaries and Nationality Policy II. The Search for a Nationality Policy Strategy in the Early 1860s III. The Meanings of Russification IV. Separating "Them" from "Us." Definitions of Nationality in Political Practice V. Confessional Experiments VI. Metamorphoses in Language Policy Conclusions Notes Bibliography List of Illustrations Index 
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