Tag: Federalism

Russia’s Republics Should Have Referenda on Independence, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Says

March 31, 2014

Staunton, March 31 – Confronted with Moscow’s seizure of Crimea and its demands for the federalization of Ukraine, the Ukrainian foreign ministry has countered by calling for every republic within the Russian Federation to hold a referendum about their future status and possible independence. Moscow has been pushing for the federalization of Ukraine for two […]

Putin’s Support for Federalism and Ethnic Russians in Ukraine Creating Problems for Moscow at Home

March 19, 2014

Staunton, March 19 – Vladimir Putin’s push to transform Ukraine into a genuinely federal state and his invocation of the state of ethnic Russians as the reason for his intervention in Ukraine is having an impact at home, leading some to ask why federalism should be only “an export good” and others to demand that […]