Understanding the “New Wave” of Russian Nationalism

Project leader

Igor Torbakov, PhD

Project period

October 2011 – September 2014

Project description

The project’s objective is to explore how the nationalist “New Wave” critiques the Russian nationalist tradition – not least the relationship between Russian nationalism and the Russian state – and to analyze nationalists’ views on how Russian nationalism should be reinvigorated so that it can become a truly influential popular movement.

Key words: Russia, nationalism, national identity, political contestation