Tag: Republic Movement of Karelia

Moscow’s Russification Policies Not Finnish Revanchism Behind Anger in Karelia

April 13, 2015

Staunton, April 13 – Karelian activists say that the recent suggestion by Russian National Security Council chief Nikolay Patrushev that Finnish “revanchism” is behind the upsurge in popular anger and activism in Karelia is absurd and that the real cause lies in Moscow’s heavy-handed Russification policy as carried out by incumbent republic head Aleksandr Khudilaynen. […]

There Was No March But the Traitors Were Found’ – How Karelian Officials Falsify Events

September 23, 2014

Staunton, September 23 – In an article bearing the title “There Was No March But the Traitors Were Found,” Anatoly Tsygankov, “the chief political observer of Karelia,” according to Politika-Karelia.ru, provided a classical example of tendentious disinformation about the protest against Moscow’s war in Ukraine that took place in Petrozavodsk on Sunday. Such articles often […]

What a Nationalist Movement Looks Like in Russia Where Elections are Still Allowed

July 30, 2014

Staunton, July 30 – Vladimir Putin has eliminated elections at the regional levels at least in part to ensure that nationalist parties do not have the opportunity to challenge his hand-picked party of power officials. But some nationalist groups are using elections at the city level to advance their cause. In Karelia, Yekaterina Yemelyanova and […]