Tag: Tatar Language

Only Three Non-Russian Nations have Moscow-Approved Textbooks in Their Languages

September 2, 2015

Staunton, September 1 As Russian schools reopen, only three of Russia’s non-Russian nations – the Tatars, the Khakass and the Yakut — have government-approved textbooks in their native languages, something that makes a mockery of Moscow’s claims that it is supporting instruction in various subjects in 24 languages and offering language courses in 73 of […]

Kazan Says Duma Plan to Impose Single Set of Textbooks Threatens Non-Russian Peoples

July 8, 2015

Staunton, July 3 – Two United Russia Duma deputies have introduced legislation that would require all schools in the Russian Federation to use a single set of textbooks for basic courses, a step they say is necessary to ensure the defense of “a common educational space” in the country. But officials of the State Council […]

Putin’s Suppression of Tatarstan Sovereignty Has Cost Every Tatar 70,000 US Dollars in Income

September 2, 2014

Staunton, August 30 – Vladimir Putin’s gutting of Tatarstan’s 1990 sovereignty declaration has cost every resident of that Middle Volga republic not only his or her rights and dignity but also has meant that some 70,000 US dollars earned from the sale of Tatarstan’s natural resources that should have gone to each of them has […]