Russification


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Rus·si·fy

 (rŭs′ə-fī′)
tr.v. Rus·si·fied, Rus·si·fy·ing, Rus·si·fies
To make Russian in character or quality.

Rus′si·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
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Russification

nRussifizierung f
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On entering the drawing room Stepan Arkadyevitch apologized, explaining that he had been detained by that prince, who was always the scapegoat for all his absences and unpunctualities, and in one moment he had made all the guests acquainted with each other, and, bringing together Alexey Alexandrovitch and Sergey Koznishev, started them on a discussion of the Russification of Poland, into which they immediately plunged with Pestsov.
The men stood round the strong-smelling spirits and salt delicacies, and the discussion of the Russification of Poland between Koznishev, Karenin, and Pestsov died down in anticipation of dinner.
Alexey Alexandrovitch had been maintaining that the Russification of Poland could only be accomplished as a result of larger measures which ought to be introduced by the Russian government.
"So, then, for the Russification of our foreign populations there is but one method--to bring up as many children as one can.
Traumatic wartime events, postwar emigration, deportations, and Soviet Russification policies from 1939 to 1989 reduced the percentage of ethnic Latvians in Latvia from 73% to 52%.
Since the official language of the Army (military service was compulsory) and of the administrative and economic apparatuses was Russian, most parents would have leant towards education in Russian, realizing an actual Russification.
The nationalities policy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) fostered the development of Turkmen political elite and promoted Russification. Slavs, both in Moscow and Turkmenistan, closely supervised the national cadre of government officials and bureaucrats; generally, the Turkmen leadership staunchly supported Soviet policies.
Across the centuries, there have been wars, started by both sides, and partitions of Poland executed by the Russians, followed by attempts at "Russification," with the Russian Christian Orthodox Empire trying to control the "silver-tongued," "deceptive," West European-oriented Catholic Poland.
He argues that Poland's social movements of 1956 were characterized by a rejection of Stalinism, terror, Sovietization, and Russification of all aspects of life, but that this rejection was not accompanied by any unifying political program.
It should also be mentioned that those German settlers, mostly belonging to the peasantry, were reluctant to intermingle with the locals and thus escaped Russification until quite late.
established on lands they had occupied for many centuries." (16) In the latter case, Walzer says, these historically rooted national minorities would have chosen self-government if they had been free to do so, and Russification was experienced as a suppression of their natural and rational desire for autonomy.
It can be approached archivally (the "no evidence" argument) or legalistically, in the context of national and international criminal law that rests on "the intent to destroy" (except that the United Nations Convention on Genocide excludes "social" groups from its definition of target groups), or it can be approached politically, in terms of the Famine's political context: the systematic Russification, the repression of Ukraine's cultural and intellectual resources, the closing of Ukraine's borders and refusal of international aid, all of them factors leading to underdevelopment of the group/nation over the decades.