Tag: Buryat

Despite Russian Complaints, Buryat Woman Given Consolation Prize in St. Petersburg Beauty Contest

November 7, 2014

Staunton, November 7 – Russians who voted online for the title “Mrs. St. Petersburg” complained that one of the 25 competitors was a Buryat and charged her with Russophobia, a accusation Viktoriya Maladayeva denied. Organizers said this was the first such situation in the five years of the competition and awarded her the consolation title […]

Ethnic Russian Share of Population Falling Rapidly in Siberia’s Non-Russian Regions

September 4, 2014

Staunton, September 3 – While ethnic Russians form roughly the same share of the population of Siberia that they did 20 years ago, they form smaller fractions in five non-Russian territories there, the result of local growth and Russian flight, according to a new study of ethnic challenges to Moscow east of the Urals. In […]

China’s ‘Strategic Border’ Already Well Inside Russia’s Formal One, Buryat Scholar Says

August 12, 2014

Staunton, August 12 – As a result of globalization, political and geographical borders “are losing their importance,” a Buryat anthropologist says, while “strategic borders,” those reflecting where a country has projected its economic and cultural influence, are becoming ever more important. With respect to China and Russia east of the Urals, Sayana Namsarayeva says, China’s […]

Five Inconvenient Questions Putin Wasn’t Asked

April 22, 2014

Staunton, April 21 – There is perhaps no better way to call attention to the way in which Vladimir Putin insists on one standard for his own country and a very different one for Ukraine and others than to imagine the position the Kremlin leader might have found himself in had he been asked what […]