Tag: traditionalism

Militant Buddhism and Shamanism Could Threaten Russian Control of Tuva, Siberian Scholar Says

June 22, 2015

Staunton, June 15 – The potential for ethnic conflicts in Tuva is relatively low, according to Vladimir Datsyshen, but if economic problems, Russian flight, and increasing localism among Tuvan intellectuals continue, Russia’s control of that republic on the Mongolian border could be threatened by the rise of militant Buddhism and shamanism. In a new article […]

Traditional Values Aren’t Eternal But Political Use of Them May Be, Russian Poetess Says

January 15, 2015

Staunton, January 14 – A return to “traditional values” is being promoted by the Russian leadership to reinforce public support, and demanded by some Russians for a variety of reasons; but in fact, such values “tested by time over many centuries which are now being propagandized in Russia simply don’t exist, according to Tatyana Shcherbina, […]