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From the middle of the 19th century onward, the Russian language spread increasingly among the Jews in the Czarist Empire, promoted by the activities of the proponents of the Jewish Enlightenment (Maskilim), official measures of Russification, and individual educational aspirations. Young Jews in particular saw learning the Russian language as offering the opportunity to…

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Khazan, Vladimir, “Russian”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0760>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116

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