Kalmykia in Russia's Past and Present National Policies and Administrative System

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Central European University Press, 2008 M01 1 - 439 pages
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Kalmykia is a constituent of the Russian Federation that shaped and has been developing within Russia for several centuries. Kalmykia was incorporated into the Russian state in the early second half of the 17th century. Later it was officially recognized by the Russian authorities and constituted as an ethno-political entity in the form of feudal khanate with the status of a virtually autonomous unit. The Kalmyk Khanate's status as a largely self-ruling area within the Russian Empire gradually transformed into the status of a regular administrative territory under the Astrakhan governor. It received the status of a Republic from Stalin. Maksimov examines issues of interrelations between the Kalmyk people and Russia before and after this Buddhist nation's accession to the Russian state. He analyzes the Soviet national policy and the destiny of Kalmykia under the communist regime. The legal status of this republic and its development under the new Russian federalism are discussed in great detail.

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Russias Policy Towards Kalmyks Late 16thmid17th Centuries
Russias policy towards Kalmyks in 16201650
The Kalmyk Khanate as a Part of Russia mid17thSecond Half of 18th Centuries
The Kalmyk Khanates administrative autonomy 1st3rd quarters of 18th century
Kalmykias Status in the Russian Empire Late 18thEarly 20th Centuries
Completion of Kalmykias incorporation into the system of administrative and territorial control of the Russian Empire first half of 19thearly 20th cen...
The Kalmyk Soviet Autonomous Oblast in the Years of Socialism Building 19171935
The Kalmyk Soviet Autonomous Republic Under Totalitarianism and During the Stagnation Period
Kalmykia Within the New Russian Federal System
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Konstantin N. Maksimov is a research-scholar, university professor, and has been active on the public and political stage as Vice President of Kalmykia (1985-1989), Chairman of Kalmyk Parliament (1993-1999), and long-standing Member of Parliament. He is member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Merited Scholar of the Russian Federation, and winner of the Silver Medal of Peter the Great, awarded for outstanding achievements in promoting scholarly research in Russia.

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