chapter  8
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Electoral choice, cultural capital, and xenophobic attitudes in Russia, 1994–2006

ByANASTASSIA LEONOVA

The collapse of the Soviet Union set in motion a number of fundamental sociopolitical processes that not only resulted in massive redrawing of borders within the post-Soviet space, but also led to the development of new state and government institutions. More importantly, these changes went on in an environment that shaped society’s evolving perceptions about itself, its structure, and its defining elements.