Inter-ethnic relations, human and civil rights, and refugee issues in the Russian Federation papers read at a CCSS panel, Canadian Association of Slavists

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  • Russia (Federation),
  • Former Soviet republics


  • Civil rights -- Russia (Federation) -- Congresses.,
  • Migration, Internal -- Russia (Federation) -- Congresses.,
  • Russians -- Former Soviet republics -- Social conditions -- Congresses.,
  • Minorities -- Russia (Federation) -- Social conditions -- Congresses.,
  • Russia (Federation) -- Ethnic relations -- Congresses.,
  • Former Soviet republics -- Ethnic relations -- Congresses.,
  • Former Soviet republics -- Emigration and immigration -- Congresses.

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Statementby Igor Kossikov, Elena Barikhnovskaia, Magdalena M. Opalski ; edited by Kerry Franchuk.
SeriesCCSS conference report ;, no. 4
ContributionsFranchuk, Kerry., Kossikov, Igor., Barikhnovskaia, Elena., Opalski, Magdalena., Learned Societies Conference (1993 : Carleton University?)
LC ClassificationsDK33 .I565 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination40 leaves ;
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1212888M
LC Control Number94209678

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