Tag: Jews

Repression and the Russian Revolution

Considering recent actions taken by the Executive Branch of the US government, what stood out to me the most about analyzing the Russian Revolution of 1905 were the extensive issues revolving around religion and nationality that led to much violence and unrest in Russia during this time period. This ethnic repression and discrimination comes as […]

Assimilation At Its ‘Finest’

“Like Austria-Hungary, Russia was truly a multinational empire… at varying rates and intensity, minority discontent was steadily mounting, especially once Alexander III had made coerced assimilation, though unevenly applied, official policy” (Freeze, 256). Forced (AKA coerced) assimilation: A process of cultural assimilation of religious or ethnic minority groups that is forced into an established and […]