All but two of its ten bishops, along with many thousands of priests and believers, died for their faith in the Siberian gulag." Meanwhile came repeated attempts to "Russify
" the language.
Sunderland steps back and traces Ungern's life from his origins in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, to his education which helped to Russify
him, his early military experience in the Russo-Japanese War, his subsequent commission in the Russian military and postings to the Trans-Baikal and the Amur region, his World War I service (with experience on all of the major fronts in which the Russians fought) and his eventual alliance with Ataman Semenov to fight against the Bosheviks in the Civil War.
Thus, if it were so that the Estonian governmental policy would Russify
all or most ethnic minorities, then whatever the rationale for ethnic-minority policy, the outcome would qualify as a failure because the policy goal would not be achieved.
Russian attempts to russify
Finland), the Finnish language was more or less ousted from Sweden's official life, to be replaced by Swedish (Elenius 2001).
Or we could be driven by religious and cultural imperatives: conquer the infidels; convert the heathens; or Russify
, Francofy, or democratize the other.
The failed effort of the former Afghan Communist Governments to 'russify
' the Afghan society by coercion is a constant reminder of what the results can be.
Many informants say that they Russify
the pronunciation of Finnish names, which occasionally leads to misunderstandings.
The Dictionary of Estonian Grammar ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 2006), similarly, supplies veneparaseks tegema (make Russian-like) for the entry "venestama" (Russify
"The Nevsky Cathedral was built in an effort to Russify
our city and today it is seen as a symbol of Russian dominance and arrogance," he said.
The Soviets who followed the czars' policies to Russify
Belarus opposed the use of both the Latin alphabet and Taraskievic's linguistic system.
While Hunczak and others readily admit that the Russians often took advantage of their role as protectors and moved in to Russify
and enslave the people, or that the relationship between the Russians and their newly-subject peoples deteriorated over time, as it certainly did in the case of Georgia, the Ukraine, and elsewhere, the notion of the Russians as being insatiably driven to conquer their neighbors, is wholly inaccurate.
Moshe Mishkinsky argues that the old accusation that "Litvaks"--Jews from White Russia and Lithuania but extended to include all Russian Jews--were acting to Russify
Poland was now shaped into a condemnation of all Jews acting to support Bolshevism.