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languages and literatures of the non-Russian peoples of the Soviet Union papers and proceedings of the Tenth Annual Conference organized by the Interdepartmental Committee on Communist and East European Affairs, McMaster University, held at Hamilton, Ontario, on October 22 and 23, 1976 by

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Published by The Committee in [Hamilton, Ont .
Written in English



  • Soviet Union,
  • Soviet literature


  • Soviet Union -- Languages -- Congresses.,
  • Soviet literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses.

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Statementedited by George Thomas.
ContributionsThomas, George, 1945-, McMaster University. Interdepartmental Committee on Communist and East European Affairs., Canada Council.
LC ClassificationsP381.S59 L36 1977
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 317 p. :
Number of Pages317
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3006069M
LC Control Number84673327

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Circulation. In the Soviet Union published more than 8, daily newspapers in approximately sixty languages, with a combined circulation of about million. Every all-union newspaper was circulated in its Russian language version. Nearly 3, newspapers, however, reached the population in non-Russian languages, constituting roughly 25 percent of the total circulation, although non. This book deals with the language of 14 non-Russian republics, examining how their speakers struggle to maintain those languages as an integral part of their cultures. There are 19 chapters in five parts. After (1) "On Language," part 1, "The Western Borderlands," includes: (2) "Ukraine: The Little Russians"; (3) "Belarus: The White Russians"; and (4) "Moldova: The Soviet Union's Romance. Russian literature refers to the literature of Russia and its émigrés and to Russian-language literature. The roots of Russian literature can be traced to the Middle Ages, when epics and chronicles in Old East Slavic were composed. By the Age of Enlightenment, literature had grown in importance, and from the early s, Russian literature underwent an astounding golden age in poetry, prose.   It didn't force, but it rather encouraged the use of Russian to the detriment of other languages. * In the Warsaw pact countries Russian was used as an international language (when travelling abroad or talking to foreigners). Few people knew Engl.