OMON Blocks Udmurts Demo On 450th Anniversary Of Absorption By Russia

Members of the elite OMON forces moved quickly to break up a demonstration in Izhevsk by Udmurts who were angered by official celebrations of the supposedly “voluntary” inclusion of their region into Russia.

In addition to disputing the accuracy of that Russian version of events, the protesters were angry that officials had spent enormous sums on the celebration but were unwilling to pay for Udmurt language textbooks for the republic’s remaining national schools.

ОМОН препятствовал проведению протестной акции в Ижевске

Source: Window on Eurasia

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