National in Form, Socialist in Content: USSR National and Language Policies in the Early Period

  title={National in Form, Socialist in Content: USSR National and Language Policies in the Early Period},
  author={Elena V. Shelestyuk},
  journal={SHS Web of Conferences},
The article traces the early Soviet national and language policies based on historical, historiographic, sociological, and sociolinguistic sources. The post-revolutionary 1917 policies in the USSR involved autonomy, federalization, linguistic diversity. The 1920s-1930s inaugurated the economic level-off of the outskirts with the center; indigenization of education and administration; development of native literatures, press, theatres; language construction; latinization. The 1930s marked… 

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