Tag: inter-ethnic conflicts

Young North Caucasians Ever More Often Using Fire Arms to Settle Disputes, Expert Says

April 15, 2015

Staunton, April 14 – While Russians have been focusing on Ukraine, the situation in the North Caucasus has deteriorated in two important ways, according to Maya Astvatsaturova. On the one hand, disputes of any kind are increasingly invested with ethnic meaning. And on the other, young people are better armed and ready to use guns […]

Russian Media Neglecting Domestic Ethnic Problems Since Crimea – and That is Only Making Them Worse

October 13, 2014

Staunton, October 8 – Media attention to Ukraine has “eclipsed” all other cases of inter-ethnic tension in Russia, according to a survey of 70 specialists on nationality issues there. And that neglect, they say, has allowed these problems to worsen because officials are not paying attention and outside forces are exploiting the situation. In its […]

Russian Nationalist Charged in Kazakhstan for Training Kazakh Nationalists

May 24, 2014

Staunton, May 23 – The Kazakhstan authorities have brought criminal charges against Aleksandr Belov, the lead of “The Russians” national movement for recruiting and training ethnic Kazakh nationalists as part of a plan to destabilize the political system in that Central Asian republic. Belov’s alleged actions, interesting as they are in their own right, are […]