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Matviyenko Wants a State Committee on Ethnic Relations

September 12, 2014

Staunton, September 12 – In the wake of Vladimir Putin’s dissolution of the Regional Affairs Ministry and his distribution of its functions to various other ministries, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko has called for the creation of a state committee on inter-ethnic relations, although she says that whether that happens will be up to the […]

‘No Regions, No Problems’ – Putin Downgrades Regional and Ethnic Issues

September 9, 2014

Staunton, September 9 – In his latest update on Stalinism as “effective management,” Vladimir Putin has disbanded Russia’s Regional Affairs Ministry, yet another sign of his drive to further centralize the country, eliminate any serious discussion of Russia’s regions and their problems, and thus undermine any chance that Moscow will have an effective nationality policy. […]

After Crimea, Russian Germans Press for Restoration of Their Republic

September 2, 2014

Staunton, August 31 – Seventy-three years after their republic was disbanded by Stalin and 24 years after the two Germanies were reunited, some of Russia’s remaining Germans have been inspired by the creation of a Crimean Republic within the Russian Federation to increase their efforts to restore a German Republic within Russia. Given the radical […]

Refugees From Ukraine Give Moscow a Chance for Ethnic Engineering at Home

August 26, 2014

Staunton, August 25 – The flow of ethnic Russian refugees from Ukraine is giving Russia “a truly historical opportunity to restore the ethnic balance in the North Caucasus Federal District” by reversing the decline in the share of the Slavic population there over recent years and thus defending Russia against the Muslim south, according to […]

Water Dispute Between Azerbaijan and Dagestan Taking On Ethnic Dimension

August 14, 2014

Staunton, August 14 – Hot weather in the Caucasus has reduced the flows of river water and increased demands for its use, hereby triggering a dispute between Azerbaijanis and Dagestanis. This local conflict appears set to involve Moscow and Baku because it is rapidly taking on an ethnic dimension. For most of its route, the […]