"... 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.