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The Fate of Russia's First Federalization

Date & Time

Oct. 3, 2023
2:00pm – 3:00pm ET


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The months between the February and October revolutions of 1917 witnessed an emergence of federalist thought, intellectual innovation, and internationalist coalition-building across imperial Russia. The onset of Russia's civil wars forced these projects for post-imperial order into exile, yet they found a surprising range of afterlives with other national governments and international organizations. Focusing on the little-known 1917 "Congress of the Enslaved Nations of Russia" in Kyiv, Title VIII Research Scholar Marcel Garboś traces the origins of the post-Tsarist, pre-Soviet efforts to federalize the former Russian Empire.

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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

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