Tag: Islam

The Sovietization of Central Asia: A Daunting Project

Upon the assumption by the Bolsheviks of the reigns of power,  the new rulers quickly realized that the “Sovietization” of Russia was not their only project. Many other non-Russian areas of the former czarist empire also had to be brought under socialism, particularly Central Asia, one of the poorest and most backwards regions of the … Continue reading The Sovietization of Central Asia: A Daunting Project

The Muslim East

For this week’s blog post I decided to focus on the question: what role did nationality and religion play in the formation of the Soviet State? I first checked out the subject essay by Lewis Siegelbaum, “The Muslim East” to see if I could get an overview of what was going on between the Soviet […]