Tag: census

Ukrainians in Russia Call on Putin to End Ukrainophobia There

August 7, 2014

Staunton, August 7 – Leaders of the ethnic Ukrainian community in the Russian Federation are calling on Vladimir Putin to end the Ukrainophobic campaign in the Moscow media because many Ukrainians now feel that they put themselves at risk of attack if they identify as such. The open letter to the Kremlin leader was prepared […]

Russian Census in Crimea to Be Detailed But Unlikely to Be Accurate

July 31, 2014

Staunton, July 31 – The census in Crimea that the Russian occupation authorities plan to conduct in October will be extremely detailed but may not be accurate because Moscow experts have already indicated that they believe that there are far more Russians in Crimea and far fewer Crimean Tatars than have been counted hitherto. Such […]

Moscow to Conduct New Census to Reduce Status of Ukrainians and Tatars in Crimea

July 21, 2014

Staunton, July 20 Soviet and Russian censuses have always been used for political purposes even if that has required massive falsification. Stalin scrapped the 1937 enumeration entirely, and scholars have identified massive distortions in the 2002 and 2010 counts. But rarely has Moscow announced in advance that its purposes were political, something which makes falsification […]

University Students in Karelia to Be Paid Supplements to Study Karelian and Wepsy

May 6, 2014

Staunton, May 6 – In what is simultaneously a measure of fears that the minority languages of Karelia may die out and an indication of the commitment of republic officials to prevent that, officials at Petrozavodsk State University have announced that students who take courses in Karelian and Wepsy will be paid a 3,000 ruble […]