Tag: Ethnic Russian

No One Must Block Russians from Defining Themselves as a Distinct Nation, Patriarch Aide Says

January 27, 2015

Staunton, January 26 – In the Moscow Patriarchate’s clearest signal yet that it opposes the non-ethnic identity of Rossiyane [Russian Federation citizens], Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin says that no one should be afraid of talking about the national self-consciousness of the ethnic Russian people or try to “dissolve” it within some “new and artificial identities” at […]

The Train Won’t Stop Here Anymore – the Sad Fate of Russian Regions

January 6, 2015

Staunton, January 1 – Russian Railways announced December 31 that it will end some 220 local train routes this month, effectively cutting off the residents of many rural areas from access to medical and other services available only in region capitals. But the corporation insisted that Moscow is not to blame: local governments have failed […]

Mufti Says Russia’s Muslims Are An ‘Inalienable Part’ Of Russian World

December 1, 2014

Staunton, November 29 – Stavropol Mufti Muhammad-haji Rakhimov told the Third Stavropol Forum of the World Russian Popular Assembly that “Russian [rossiiskye] Muslims are an inalienable part of the Russian [russky] world,” a statement at odds with some by other speakers who stressed the Orthodox and ethnic nature of that idea. The mufti added that […]