Tag: Russian nationalities policy

Is Another Bi-National Republic About to Come Apart in the North Caucasus?

July 9, 2015

Staunton, July 8 – One of the most cynical methods the Soviet government employed to divide and rule non-Russian nations was the establishment of republics with two titular nationalities because such arrangements guaranteed that the two were more likely to view the other as a problem and threat than to see Moscow as responsible. At […]

Multi-Culturalism When Present Promotes Development in Russia’s Regions, Moscow Scholar Says

April 15, 2015

Staunton, April 14 – The more ethnically diverse a region in Russia is and the higher the level of tolerance for representatives of other cultures, the more positive are the consequences for the development of the society and the economy there, according to Aleksandr Tatarko, a scholar at the Moscow Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research. At […]

Russian Senator Wants to Restore Nationality Line in Russian Passports

February 5, 2015

Staunton, February 4 – A proposal by Federation Council member Zhanna Ivanova to restore a nationality line in Russian passports has sparked concern among many who remember how such a line was used against Jews in Soviet times, worry that it may become a test of loyalty under Putin, and amusement about how Russians might […]