Tag: Russian republics

Russians Haven’t Consolidated as a Nation Because Russian State Became an Empire First, St. Petersburg Historian Says

January 19, 2015

Staunton, January 13 – The continuing dominance of an imperial mentality among Russians and their failure to consolidate as a nation reflects the fact that the Russian state became an empire before the Russian people came together as a nation, according to Yevgeny Anisimov, a scholar at the St. Petersburg Institute of History. In a […]

Tatarstan Challenges Moscow on Dropping Presidential Title in Republics

July 11, 2014

Staunton, July 10 – In a move that recalls Kazan’s behavior during the 1990s, Farid Mukhametshin, the chairman of Tatarstan’s State Council, has called for the retention of the title of republic president and said that the Russian Duma had violated the Constitution and exceeded its authority by demanding that republics change that title to […]

Russian Flight from Non-Russian Republics Undercutting Putin’s Russification Program

April 10, 2014

Staunton, April 10 – The continuing and in some places accelerating flight of ethnic Russians from non-Russian republics of the Russian Federation not only recalls a similar pattern from the union republics at the end of Soviet times but undercuts Vladimir Putin’s Russification program and is emboldening the titular nationalities. This general trend is highlighted […]