Tag: Vologda

Peoples Assimilated By Russians Now Recovering Their Earlier Identities

March 6, 2015

Staunton, March 6 – The disappearance of non-Russian cultures as a result of Moscow’s assimilationist policies continue to attract attention, but there is another trend which may prove to be equally or even more important: the revival of groups Russians had only incompletely assimilated and their reconstitution as separate peoples. One of these, says Neyola […]

The Train Won’t Stop Here Anymore – the Sad Fate of Russian Regions

January 6, 2015

Staunton, January 1 – Russian Railways announced December 31 that it will end some 220 local train routes this month, effectively cutting off the residents of many rural areas from access to medical and other services available only in region capitals. But the corporation insisted that Moscow is not to blame: local governments have failed […]

Activists in Russian Regions Want Moscow to ‘Join’ Their Regions to Russia by Sending in the Army Crimea-Style

April 4, 2014

Staunton, April 4 – Activists in Khabarovsk Territory, Tver Region, and Vologda Region are responding to Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea by calling for the central Russian government to “join” their territories to Russia so that they do can benefit from the center’s largesse, have higher living standards, and escape from local authoritarian rulers. These […]