Tag: Russian ethnography

Kremlin’s Support for Refugees from Ukraine but not for Circassians from Syria Intensify Anti-Russian Feelings in North Caucasus

June 6, 2015

Staunton, June 5 – The contrast between the support Russian officials are giving to refugees from Ukraine and the complete absence of such support for Circassians fleeing from Syria is leading to the intensification of anti-Russian nationalism among the Circassians in the North Caucasus, according to Irina Babich. Babich, a senior scholar at the Moscow […]

When Siberia Wasn’t Russian – And Other Troubling Facts DNA Studies Will Document

February 3, 2015

Staunton, February 3 – For most people in the Russian Federation, the history of this or that region begins when it came under Russian control, but plans to gather DNA data from all the peoples of the Russian Federation will change that both for Russians and perhaps even more importantly for non-Russian nations within the […]