The Russian Language Throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States: Toward a Statement of the Problem

@article{Medvedev2007TheRL,
  title={The Russian Language Throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States: Toward a Statement of the Problem},
  author={R. Medvedev},
  journal={Russian Politics \& Law},
  year={2007},
  volume={45},
  pages={30 - 5}
}
  • R. Medvedev
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Russian Politics & Law
The rapid transformation of the former republics of the Soviet Union into independent states, which surprised many people, has led to many intractable problems, not only in the areas of the economy and state building but also in the realm of culture. Especially complex are the status and the role of Russian in the new states and its relationship with the languages of the titular nationalities. As is well known, the Soviet Union was an authoritarian and supercentralized state that vested power… Expand