Tag: Russian xenophobia

Kremlin’s Success in Blaming Foreign ‘Enemies’ for Domestic Problems Why No Maidan Likely in Russia Soon, Kirillova Says

June 6, 2015

Staunton, June 6 – The Kremlin’s remarkable ability to blame foreign “enemies” for the problems is a major reason that no one should expect a Maidan in Russia anytime soon, Kseniya Kirillova says. And this is not so much a reflection of any “imperial consciousness” among Russians as the identification Russians make between the state […]

Despite Russian Complaints, Buryat Woman Given Consolation Prize in St. Petersburg Beauty Contest

November 7, 2014

Staunton, November 7 – Russians who voted online for the title “Mrs. St. Petersburg” complained that one of the 25 competitors was a Buryat and charged her with Russophobia, a accusation Viktoriya Maladayeva denied. Organizers said this was the first such situation in the five years of the competition and awarded her the consolation title […]

Ukrainian Crisis Has Killed Constructive Russian Nationalism and Opened the Way for More Pogroms, Emil Pain Says

October 10, 2014

Staunton, October 10 – In 2011-2012, Emil Pain says, “a new elite Russian nationalism” concerned about the promotion of civil values and democracy emerged, but this “new nationalism couldn’t break itself away from its imperial foundations, and after the unification of Crimea, all its [positive] civil qualities disappeared from view.” As a result, the Moscow […]