Tag: Russian occupation

Russian Occupation Authorities Increase Terror Against Crimean Population, Crimean Tatar Leader Says

October 1, 2014

Staunton, September 28 – The Russian occupation authorities not only have imposed “systematic discrimination” against the Crimean Tatar people but have conducted mass searches against them and their institutions and organized or looked the other way in cases of kidnaping and disappearances, according to Refat Chubarov, the head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis. Russian officials […]

Crimean Tatars Must Prepare for New Deportation, Expert Warns

September 24, 2014

Staunton, September 24 – Igor Semivolos, director of the Kyiv Center for Near Eastern Research, says that the Crimean Tatars must prepare themselves for what had been unthinkable only a few months ago: their forcible deportation from their homeland by the Russian occupiers for the second time, an action that would constitute a clear “crime […]

Kremlin Re-Imposing Soviet Myth about Voluntary ‘Joining’ of Non-Russians to Russia, Buryat Scholar Says

June 29, 2014

Staunton, June 27 – Moscow is forcibly re-imposing the Soviet-era mythology that the Buryats and other non-Russians joined Russia voluntarily and now live happily as part of the multi-national society of that country, according to a Buryat scholar who was fired and then forced to seek asylum in the US because his research challenges that […]

Russian Occupation Threatens Crimea’s Fragile Environment, Ecologist Says

May 23, 2014

Staunton, May 22 – Occupation authorities rarely take good care of the environment of the territory they have seized, and the Russian Anschluss of Crimea is no exception, with the Russian ecological legislation and practice significantly less good than their Ukrainian counterparts, according to Volodimir Boreyko, head of the Kyiv Ecological-Cultural Center. Boreyko’s views on […]