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Denis Letnyakov currently works at the Center for Political Theory and Applied Political Science of RANEPA and at the Department of History of Polical Philosophy of The Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences. Denis does research in post-Soviet and nationalist studies and in history of Russian political thought.
The authors argue that the specificity of the Russian case of secularity is generally underestimated. This leads to two negative consequences. First, it leads researchers to considering the regimes of secularity in Eastern Europe as variations of the “Soviet model,” which is false. Second, it entails inaccuracies in the analysis of the regime of se...
Unlike in Western Europe, there is no demand for exclusion of Muslims from the Russian "political market." There are two reasons for this: the "autochthonous" nature of Islam in Russia and the specific features of the current political system. Due to these two factors, parties with an openly Islamophobic agenda are unlikely to emerge, and public ar...
“The National Question” relates to that sphere of social life in which the October Revolution has demonstrated the most radical rupture in “l’ancien régime.” From the very beginning, Soviet power used anti-colonial and anti-imperial language in reference to itself. However, over the last years, the prevailing academic view has regarded the Soviet U...
Nation-building was one of the main problems faced by post-Soviet states after the collapse of the USSR. Many of these states did not have a long tradition of nationhood, and they were not ethno-culturally homogeneous. In some cases the political independence which came with the fall of the Soviet Union was not even the result of a nation-wide stru...