Tag: Russian Far East

Russian Official in Far East Says Moscow Needn’t Be Involved in Rental of Land to Chinese

July 10, 2015

Staunton, July 10 – Given both Vladimir Putin’s moves to centralize almost all decisions and the sensitivity of many Russians to the possibility that the eastern portions of the Russian Federation will fall under Chinese domination, the statement of Moscow’s top official in the Russian Far East is striking. Yury Trutnyev, deputy prime minister and […]

Russians Repress Ukrainians In Far East And Threaten To Deport Crimean Tatars There

March 27, 2015

Staunton, March 26 — Ethnic Ukrainians in the Russian Far East, the descendants of Ukrainians who moved there voluntarily in late tsarist times and forcibly in Soviet ones, are being harassed by Russians there for their support of Ukraine, even as Russians in Crimea are threatening the Crimean Tatars with deportation to that faraway region. […]

Who Will ‘Swallow Up’ the Jewish Autonomous Oblast – Khabarovsk Region or China?

March 5, 2015

Staunton, March 5 – Two weeks ago, Vladimir Putin named Aleksandr Levintal to head the Jewish Autonomous Oblast (JAO) in the Russian Far East, an action that Konstantin Kalachev says has reopened talk about the future of a region rich in natural resources but which “in fact is cut off from the rest of Russia” […]

Can Moscow Avoid ‘Losing’ Siberia to China As Ukraine Is Losing Its East to Russia? Military Writer Asks

September 23, 2014

Staunton, September 23 – Sometimes the fact that someone is asking a question at all is more important than the answer he or she offers. That is almost certainly the case with a new article by an anonymous Russian military commentator concerning whether or not Russia can avoid “losing Siberia and the Far East” to […]

Decline in Russian Oil Production Will Last Until At Least 2016-2018, Russian Analysts Say

September 11, 2014

Staunton, September 11 – Moscow’s earnings from the export of oil and gas, a figure that reflects both world prices and domestic production, are likely to continue to decline until new fields in the Far East come online two to four years from now, given that world prices are soft and Russia’s production is falling. […]

Will Russian Extremists Target Chinese Replacements for Central Asian Gastarbeiters?

June 17, 2014

Staunton, June 16 – Attacks in Russia on gastarbeiters from Central Asia and the Caucasus are a major reason for a 20 percent decline in the number of such immigrants over the last year, and human rights experts predict that the rising tide of xenophobia there will increase the frequency and possible violence of such […]

Now Some Russians Want Moscow to Demand Northern California Back

March 26, 2014

Staunton, March 26 – The view of some Russians that Moscow should get Alaska back from the United States has attracted a certain amount of bemused attention both in the Russian Federation and abroad. But the idea has been around so long that most people do not pay it much attention. But it is indicative […]