Tag: Crimea Tatars

Russian Coverage of Jamala’s Victory Descends to the Level of Old Soviet Anecdote

May 16, 2016

Russian media have expressed unhappiness with the fact that Ukraine won the EuroVision song contest with Jamala, a Crimean Tatar singer who sang about her people’s deportation under Stalin in 1944.

Moscow’s Actions Mean Soon There Will Be No Crimea to Return to Ukraine Peacefully or Otherwise

June 2, 2015

Staunton, June 1 – Many Ukrainians and their supporters abroad talk about the possibility of the peaceful return of Crimea to Ukrainian control at some point in the future, but such talk, while possibly understandable ignores the fact that Moscow is changing Crimea so dramatically that there will soon be no Crimea to return, according […]

Is Stalin’s First Major Act of Ethnic Engineering About to be Reversed or Exacerbated?

May 21, 2014

Staunton, May 21 – As Harvard historian Richard Pipes documented a half century ago, Stalin’s first great act of ethno-political engineering was the division of the Tatars and Bashkirs of the Middle Volga as part of a broader effort to weaken Kazan’s influence and that of the Muslim national communists led by Sultan-Galiyev. Now, that […]