The Soviet Peoples

Soviet nationality policy encouraged the cultivation of cultural heritage amongst the titular peoples of the Soviet republics. Each republic prided itself on being the cultural home of the people whose name it bore. These created traditions combined traditional elements of folk identity close to the hearts of the population, with elements of modern life associated with the Soviet system. These portraits of national culture did not depict the many minority peoples who status did not merit full republic status. They remained invisible within the “family of Soviet nations.”

The Soviet Peoples

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