Category Archives: Russian Citizenship

Russian Citizenship – A Reaction

Our panel of distinguished commentators have raised a number of very interesting points related to Eric’s book. Alison wonders whether the emotional aspect of citizenship and the decision where to live might well be worth additional consideration. Her post and … Continue reading

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Russian Citizenship: Borders, Numbers and Intentions

Two weeks ago, the U.S. Senate passed the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.”  The bill’s opening provisions call for doubling the size of the Border Patrol to about 40,000 agents, completing 700 miles of fencing … Continue reading

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Russian Citizenship–the view from Germany

Like Alison, I want to begin by thanking Josh and Eric for allowing me to participate in this conversation.  It was a pleasure to read this excellent book and, even more so, to have a chance to engage in this … Continue reading

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Russian Citizenship: The Police View Prevailed

I’m going to use this opportunity to speak to the Soviet side of Eric’s wonderful book, and to the way his research helps us to better understand the Soviet Union.  Yesterday, in Eric’s comment on Alison’s thought-provoking essay, he said … Continue reading

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Russian Citizenship — A View from the Empire (and Canada)

Thanks to Josh for inviting me to take part in this blog conversation, and to Eric for allowing us to read and discuss his book. It’s a pleasure to write about a book in a way that’s less formal and … Continue reading

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Russian Citizenship – Introduction

Welcome to the Russian History Blog’s fifth “blog conversation.”  The text that has inspired this conversation is Eric Lohr’s excellent book, Russian Citizenship: From Empire to Soviet Union (Harvard UP, 2012). This is Lohr’s second monograph, following his well-received Nationalizing … Continue reading

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