Tag: Chelyabinsk

A New and Most Dangerous Game in the Russian Federation – Border Changes from Below

February 6, 2015

Staunton, February 5 — Moscow has changed the borders of its constituent regions, districts and republics many times over the last century, and Vladimir Putin for the last decade has pushed for the amalgamation of smaller non-Russian areas with larger and predominantly ethnic Russian regions. But there is one thing that Moscow does not want […]

Demise of Regional Ministry has Destroyed ‘Fragile Balance’ between Moscow and Regions, Urals Officials Says

October 4, 2014

Staunton, October 2 – Moscow appears to be acting on the principle that if there is no ministry, there is no problem, officials in the Urals say, but in fact, by destroying the regional affairs ministry, the Kremlin has not only destroyed “the fragile balance” between the center and the provinces but convinced many that […]