Khazanov writes that Russia currently lacks a consensus with regard to the concept of nation, and that common identifications are very weak. In these conditions of social and political fragmentation, nationalism has become a very important factor in the country’s development.
Anatoly M. Khazanov
Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Publications include After the USSR: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Politics in the Commonwealth of Independent States, University of Wisconsin Press 1995 and Soviet Nationality Policy During Perestroika, Falls Church 1991.