Российская идентичность и толерантность межэтнических отношений: опыт 20 лет реформ
English title: Russian Identity and Tolerance in Ethnic Relations: 20 Years of Reforms
Author(s): Leocadia Drobizheva -
Type: Journal article
All over the world the process of forming citizens’ collective identity is regarded as a necessary condition for preserving the integrity of the state and maintaining social harmony. The author notes the changes that have occurred over the past 20 years in the content of different identities in Russia and examines the level of tolerance toward interethnic arrangements on the part of Russians and people of other nationalities. These data lead the author to conclude that although a growing Russian identity combined with an ethnic one helps to bring people together, it does not eliminate social dissatisfaction with the existing resource allocation system, nor does it promote the consolidation of people against injustice of all kinds, inequality, corruption, and lawlessness. Such symbolic concepts as “unity of the Russian nation”, tolerance in ethnic interactions, and love for the Motherland, should not deviate from what people see in real life. Otherwise state or even civil identity will be unable to guard against hostility towards the “others”. Society and the authorities must direct their joint efforts toward making Russia a “common home” for all its citizens.
From page no: 22
To page no: 34
Journal: Vestnik Instituta Kennana v Rossii