Tag: Valery Tishkov

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 […]

Repression in Russia Intensifying Outside of Moscow

May 27, 2015

Staunton, May 26 – As it has done so often, the Russian government is increasing repression outside the capital and thus outside the field of view of Western journalists and diplomats at a rapid pace, something it may be able to do even more effectively if Moscow media outlets follow the advice of some not […]

Russian Census in Crimea to Be Detailed But Unlikely to Be Accurate

July 31, 2014

Staunton, July 31 – The census in Crimea that the Russian occupation authorities plan to conduct in October will be extremely detailed but may not be accurate because Moscow experts have already indicated that they believe that there are far more Russians in Crimea and far fewer Crimean Tatars than have been counted hitherto. Such […]

Belarus or Northern Kazakhstan Could Be Next Eastern Ukraine, Tishkov Says

June 2, 2014

Staunton, 1 June – If the leaders of Kazakhstan or Belarus adopt policies like those Ukraine did, there is no guarantee that those two countries might suffer the fate that the eastern regions of Ukraine are now facing, according to Valery Tishkov, director of the Moscow Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology and a former Russian […]

Tishkov Rejects Claims that Tatarstan is ‘One of Russia’s Most Unstable Regions’

April 18, 2014

Staunton, April 18 – Academician Valery Tishkov, director of the Moscow Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, says that his institute’s monitoring of ethnic tensions in the Russian Federation does not support claims by the Club of the Regions and the Center for Research on National Conflicts that Tatarstan is “one of the [country’s] most unstable” […]