A Russian teenager, described variously as a neo-Nazi and related to ISIS killed a guard at a shooting range in the provincial city of Khabarovsk, then attacked an FSB office, killing two and wounding one other. Police shot him dead and arrested a suspected accomplice.
Staunton, March 26 — Ethnic Ukrainians in the Russian Far East, the descendants of Ukrainians who moved there voluntarily in late tsarist times and forcibly in Soviet ones, are being harassed by Russians there for their support of Ukraine, even as Russians in Crimea are threatening the Crimean Tatars with deportation to that faraway region. […]
Staunton, March 5 – Two weeks ago, Vladimir Putin named Aleksandr Levintal to head the Jewish Autonomous Oblast (JAO) in the Russian Far East, an action that Konstantin Kalachev says has reopened talk about the future of a region rich in natural resources but which “in fact is cut off from the rest of Russia” […]
Staunton, April 4 – Activists in Khabarovsk Territory, Tver Region, and Vologda Region are responding to Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea by calling for the central Russian government to “join” their territories to Russia so that they do can benefit from the center’s largesse, have higher living standards, and escape from local authoritarian rulers. These […]
Staunton, March 21 – That Vladimir Putin’s occupation of Ukraine’s Crimea has opened a Pandora’s Box is, as Russian commentators say, “clear to the unaided eye.” But one problem that the Kremlin probably didn’t anticipate is that a small non-Russian nationality in the Russian Far East would call on Moscow to intervene to protect their […]
The Russian Far East, as well as parts of northern China, were inundated by unusually intense rainfall between July and mid-August, flooding many homes and a significant amount of farmland. More than 80 people have died, and about 100 are missing, in both Russia and China. Now, the Russian government has unveiled a 6 billion […]