Daily Archives: 14.09.2008

Official Feels Compelled To Deny That Komi Will Seek Independence

Valery Markov, the first vice speaker of the Komi State Council, said that his republic had no intention of separating from Russia or “participate in the political games of US Presidential candidate John McCain,” who he said seeks to destroy the Russian Federation by promoting the recognition of all non-Russian republics. Continue reading

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Moscow Would Rather Build Statues Than Print Textbooks For Non-Russians

Moscow officials are prepared to spend millions of rubles on statues commemorating “the friendship of the peoples” between Russians and non-Russians, but they are increasingly unwilling to subsidize the production of non-Russian language textbooks, a pattern that is infuriating and even radicalizing people in many non-Russian republics. Continue reading

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