Daily Archives: 23.01.2009

Multi-Cultural Regionalism Emerges as New Player in Russian Politics

kizhi1Regional organizations in some parts of the Russian Federation are becoming multi-cultural, a development that strengthens both the communities and the regions of which they are a part but one that undercuts Moscow’s long-held view that there is a sharp distinction between non-Russian republics and predominantly ethnic Russian regions. Continue reading

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Finno-Ugrics seek support from Kyiv against Russian ‘Colonialism’

dobycha_gaza1The gas Moscow is now using as a political weapon against Ukraine was first stolen by Russia from the Finno-Ugric peoples of Western Siberia, and that “amoral theft” should be condemned not only by the European Union but “particularly” by Ukraine, a Finno-Ugric activist has told a Kyiv newspaper.

In an interview published in “Gazeta” two days ago, Rostislav Martynyuk, a Finno-Ugric scholar Continue reading

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