Tag: Centralisation

Many Siberians, No Longer Identifying as Russians, Seek Autonomy or Independence from Moscow

July 27, 2014

Staunton, July 27 – Residents of the Russian Federation are increasingly identifying not as Russians but as Siberians not only because they feel themselves different than ethnic Russians in terms of mentality but also because Moscow treats them like a colony and because they have closer ties to China and the Pacific Rim countries than […]

Moscow Yoke on Tatarstan Now 4557 Times Heavier than Tatar Yoke on Muscovy Was Eight Centuries Ago

April 22, 2014

Staunton, April 20 – Residents of the Republic of Tatarstan are now paying Moscow every year 4557 times more than did medieval Muscovy when it was under the so-called Tatar Yoke that Russians continue to describe as an unbearable burden and one they blame for many of the shortcomings of their political culture. That difference […]

Inside Russian Federation, Russians Upset About Cost of Crimea; Non-Russians Angry about Rights

March 27, 2014

Staunton, March 27 – Even though polls show Vladimir Putin’s approval rating close to its highest level ever, his Anschluss of Crimea is upsetting many citizens of the Russian Federation, with ethnic Russians at least so far concerned mostly about its cost and non-Russians upset about the rights Moscow says it is defending in Crimea […]