Tag: Yakutia

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 […]

Moscow’s Use of Non-Russian Soldiers in Ukraine Creating New Problems for Putin

February 21, 2015

Staunton, February 21 — The admission by a Moscow newspaper of what the whole world knows even if its leaders sometimes won’t say — that Moscow has deployed units of its own army in Ukraine – attracted attention around the world, but one part of that acknowledgement has not, although ultimately this may be the […]

Extreme Russian Nationalism Widespread in Soviet Security Organs, Archives Show

December 18, 2014

Staunton, December 18 – The Soviet security agencies from Lenin on were infected by an often vicious Russian nationalism which led their officers to attack non-Russians far more frequently than Russians, according to a new study based on archival sources by Aleksey Teplyakov, a Novosibirsk historian. Many researchers Russian and foreign have considered the national […]