Tag: Syrian refugees in Russia

Giving Syria’s Circassians Russian ‘Compatriot’ Status Would Lead to Influx of Islamist Radicals, Tishkov Says

September 25, 2015

Staunton, September 25 Valery Tishkov, former head of the Moscow Institute of Ethnology, says that Moscow should not grant “compatriot” status to ethnic Circassians now in war-torn Syria, thus allowing them to return to their ancestral homeland more easily, because such a step would open the way for radical Islamists to enter Russia. Officials and […]