Tag: scholars

Russians Must Recognize Circassians as ‘Rossiyane’ or Face Disaster, Arutyunov Says

September 11, 2014

Staunton, September 11 – “’Rossiyane’ is a much broader category than ethnic Russians, and our compatriots,” Sergey Arutyunov says, are not only Russians in Canada or Argentina but Tuvins in Xinjiang, Buryats in Shemekhen and Circassians in Syria or the United Arab Emirates — at least as long as they want to consider themselves to […]

Scholars to Discuss Emergence of Siberian Nation and Siberian Identity

July 21, 2014

Staunton, July 18 – Tomsk State University has announced the program for an academic conference to be held in October 2014 on ethnic identity. Eleven speakers are addressing issues about Siberia, and the titles of their talks, a Siberian portal says, permits “speaking about a Siberian nation, a Siberian political elite and the concept of […]

Scholars Demand Moscow be Held Accountable for Occupation of Crimea and Violation of Crimean Tatar Rights

June 3, 2014

Staunton, 3 June – A group of scholars from around the world who study nationality issues in Eurasia are circulating an online petition calling on “all states, agencies, organizations and individuals” to speak out in defense of the rights of the Crimean Tatars and hold “the Russian authorities in illegal occupation of Crimea accountable for […]