Russia, Multicultural Education in

Over the centuries, Russia (as an empire, as the Soviet Union, and as a multinational federal democracy) had to design its own versions of multicultural education. This entry reviews the historical evolution of multicultural education in Russia. The entry also analyzes the present-day challenges that need to be reflected in the building of a new balance of interests between different social, ethnic, and religious groups.

Ethnic, Cultural, Religious, and Linguistic Diversity in Russia

Russia historically has been a multiethnic country. According to the 2002 census, more than 140 ethnic groups live in Russia. In its territorial structure, Russia is an asymmetrical federation with 26 out of 83 subordinate entities being ethnic regions. There are as many as 60 small groups of indigenous peoples (in the North, Siberia, ...

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