Tag: Non-Russian Republics

Post-Soviet Space Entering New Era of Potentially Explosive Border Changes

February 25, 2015

Staunton, February 25 — When the USSR disintegrated in 1991, the United States and other Western countries and with the support of the leaderships of the former Soviet republics, including the Russian Federation, insisted that the administrative borders of the union republics should become without change the international borders of the new states. The West […]

Another Putin Regional Amalgamation Project Unravelling

September 16, 2014

Staunton, September 16 – As part of his push to reduce the number of federal subjects in the Russian Federation by amalgamating smaller non-Russian districts with larger and predominantly ethnic Russian regions, Vladimir Putin orchestrated a referendum to unite Dolgan-Nenetsk Autonomous Region and the Evenk Autonomous Region with Krasnoyarsk Krai. But the forced marriage of […]

Moscow’s Support for Non-Russians Isn’t Determined by Their Size, Muslim Commentator Says

July 23, 2014

Staunton, July 21 – Russian officials have often argued that the amount of government support for the titular nationalities of the non-Russian republics of the Russian Federation should reflect their share of the population rather than the fact that these republics are the national homes of those nations. But in fact, a Muslim commentator says, […]

Russian Flight from Non-Russian Republics Undercutting Putin’s Russification Program

April 10, 2014

Staunton, April 10 – The continuing and in some places accelerating flight of ethnic Russians from non-Russian republics of the Russian Federation not only recalls a similar pattern from the union republics at the end of Soviet times but undercuts Vladimir Putin’s Russification program and is emboldening the titular nationalities. This general trend is highlighted […]