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Peoples Assimilated By Russians Now Recovering Their Earlier Identities

March 6, 2015

Staunton, March 6 – The disappearance of non-Russian cultures as a result of Moscow’s assimilationist policies continue to attract attention, but there is another trend which may prove to be equally or even more important: the revival of groups Russians had only incompletely assimilated and their reconstitution as separate peoples. One of these, says Neyola […]

Russia Update: Prokhorov Denounces Civic Platform Leader Over Anti-Maidan March

February 25, 2015

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. UPDATES BELOW Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has denounced the leader of Civic Platform, the party he founded, because he decided to join the Anti-Maidan march in Moscow […]

A Sect Called ‘USSR’ Spreads But Doesn’t Want Soviet Union Back

February 10, 2015

Staunton, February 6 – Russians have always been inclined to and fearful of religious sectarians seeing them as a threat to their faith and their country, but seldom have they faced one with a more bizarre name than one committed to driving out both Orthodox Christians and Jews from the territory of Eurasia. Called “USSR” […]

Ending Gubernatorial Elections Seen Weakening Ethnic Autonomies In Remaining ‘Matryoshka’ Districts

November 20, 2014

Staunton, November 20 – Legislators in the two autonomous districts in Tyumen region and the one in Arkhangelsk region, the three remaining “matryoshka” federal subjects, this week simultaneously asked for the elimination of direct elections of their governors in favor of one in which the local legislators themselves would make the decision. Moscow officials say […]