The Imperial Dimension of Stalinism
- Is there a link between Soviet nationality policy of the 1920s and the 1930s?
- How autonomous were the Soviet republics and the autonomous territories?
- Was Stalin a "maker of nations" or a "destroyer of nations"? [debate]
- How modernising was Soviet policy in Central Asia?
Martin, Terry, ‘An Affirmative Action Empire. The Soviet Union as the Highest Form of Imperialism’, in Suny/Martin, A State of Nations, pp. 67-89. (Don't wait to the last moment before reading it, only one user license). Try also this link (more licenses).
Slezkine, Yuri, ‘The USSR as a Communal Apartment, or How a Socialist State Promoted Ethnic Particularism’, Slavic Review 53 (1994), pp. 414-452. JSTOR
Edgar, Adrienne, ‘Bolshevism, Patriarchy, and the Nation: The Soviet “Emancipation” of Muslim Women in Pan-Islamic Perspective’, Slavic Review, 65 (2006), pp. 252-272.
Martin, Terry, ‘Modernization or Neo-Traditionalism? Ascribed nationality and Soviet primordialism’, in Fitpatrick, Stalinism: New Directions, pp. 348-367.
Suny, Ronald Grigor and Terry Martin (eds), A State of Nations: Empire and Nation-Making in the Age of Lenin and Stalin (Oxford, New York, 2001).
Beissinger, Mark R.: Soviet Empire as “Family Resemblance”, Slavic Review, 65 (2006), pp. 294-303. JSTOR
Blitstein, Peter A., ‘Cultural Diversity and the Interwar Conjuncture: Soviet Nationality Policy in its Comparative Context, Slavic Review, 65 (2006), pp. 273-293. JSTOR
Conquest, R., Stalin: Breaker of Nations (London, 2000).
Michaels, Paula A., Curative Powers: Medicine and Empire in Stalin’s Central Asia (Pittsburgh, 2003).
Yekelchyk, S., Stalin’s Empire of Memory: Russian-Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet Historical Imagination (Toronto, 2004).