Tag: Middle Volga republic

Chuvash Gaining on Russian in New Year’s Celebrations in Cheboksary, Catalonian Linguist Says

January 2, 2015

Staunton, January 1 – Hector Alos i Font, a Catalonian linguist who has been working in Chuvashia, says that the Chuvash language has improved its position relative to Russian as measured by signs put out for the New Year’s holiday, but that the language of the titular nationality has a long way to go before […]

Putin’s Suppression of Tatarstan Sovereignty Has Cost Every Tatar 70,000 US Dollars in Income

September 2, 2014

Staunton, August 30 – Vladimir Putin’s gutting of Tatarstan’s 1990 sovereignty declaration has cost every resident of that Middle Volga republic not only his or her rights and dignity but also has meant that some 70,000 US dollars earned from the sale of Tatarstan’s natural resources that should have gone to each of them has […]

Can It Be That Kazan is Not The Official Capital of Tatarstan?

March 22, 2014

Staunton, March 22 – Despite a requirement in Tatarstan’s constitution, that Middle Volga republic has never adopted a law officially making Kazan its capital, a shortcoming that likely reflects Moscow’s efforts to downgrade republic status but one that is infuriating many in the city because it is costing them revenue and undermining their status. In […]