Re-negotiating the Boundaries of the Permissible: The National(ist) Revival in Soviet Armenia and Moscow’s Response

  title={Re-negotiating the Boundaries of the Permissible: The National(ist) Revival in Soviet Armenia and Moscow’s Response},
  author={Ars{\`e}ne Saparov},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={862 - 883}
  • A. Saparov
  • Published 3 July 2018
  • Sociology
  • Europe-Asia Studies
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