“ . . . the first study of the Russian Empire in English which attempts in a sophisticated way, using the latest developments in colonial studies, to deal not only with imperial rule but with the mutual encounter with the non-Russian peoples. . . . a new paradigm for looking at the imperial history of tsarist Russia.” —Ronald Grigor Suny
“ . . . ambitious, wide-ranging, and ultimately provocative . . . “ —Slavic Review
"This excellent volume draws on the expertise of both young and established specialists . . . the volume is a pleasure to read." —American Historical Review
“ . . . a major step toward ‘discovering Russian Asia’ . . . a job well done.” —The Russian Review
Russia’s Orient investigates the relationship between the Russian Empire and the non-Russian peoples of its southern and eastern borderlands from the 18th to the early 20th centuries.