Tag: Muscovites

Muscovites Not Russians are the Problem, Shekhtman Says

April 22, 2015

Staunton, April 22 – Four years ago, liberal Russians began to refer to the hurrah-patriots who opposed them as vatniki or “vatniks,” a reference to the padded jackets such people often wore but used to designate their slavish support of the Kremlin and their hostility to the West and civilization. But now, Pavel Shekhtman suggests, […]

Moscow’s Nervousness About Buryatia Highlights Transbaikal Republic’s Importance

April 1, 2015

Staunton, March 31 — Foreign intelligence services are seeking to drive a wedge between the various peoples of Buryatia, a Kremlin official told a Novosibirsk meeting on ethnic relations and national security yesterday, a latest indication of Moscow’s increasing nervousness about that strategically important republic and a signal to Buryats of just how important they […]

Ukrainians Think Better of Russians than Russians Do of Muscovites

August 8, 2014

Staunton, August 7 – “Paradoxically,” Vatslav Lisovsky says, ethnic Russians who have come to Ukraine are often viewed much more favorably by Ukrainians than the residents of the Russian capital are seen by the rest of the population of the Russian Federation. A reflection of both history and current behavior. In a blog post, Lisovsky […]