From Language Revival to Language Removal?

Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe
Vol 11, No 2, 2012, 75-102
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From Language Revival to Language Removal?
The Teaching of Titular Languages in the National Republics of Post- Soviet Russia
Konstantin Zamyatin*
University of Helsinki
Minority language education has been planned in post-Soviet Russia for two decades. During this period, language policy in education has shifted from compulsory to voluntary study of native languages in school. Continue reading

Criticism of Russia’s dishonest minority policy

Sarah Reinke
Crisis in Ukraine: Russian President Putin instrumentalizes minorities

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) accuses Russia’s President Vladimir Putin of trying to establish a dishonest minority policy. The human rights organization – which has been fighting for the minority groups in Russia for more than 40 years – criticizes that Putin continues to misuse minority politics while ignoring their rights and demands systematically. Continue reading

MRG expresses concern over the situation of Crimean Tatars at the UN Advocacy Statement

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Human Rights Council – 31st session

Item 10 – ID with the High Commissioner on human rights in Ukraine
22 March 2016
Speaker: Mr. Glenn Payot

Mister President, Mister High Commissioner,

MRG is deeply concerned about the growing number and scope of human rights violations that Crimean Tatars, indigenous people of Crimea and Ukraine, are subjected to by the de facto authorities. Continue reading


No. 15/08
December 2015

Research Associate
Central and East European Studies
University of Glasgow
Cicero Foundation Great Debate Paper No. 15/08
© Federica Prina, 2015.
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The Cicero Foundation is an independent pro-Atlantic and pro-EU think tank.

Dr. Federica Prina
With the prominence of Putin as the ‘face of Russia’ on our television screens, and an internal and foreign policy characterised by a vigorous promotion of Russian patriotism and sovereignty, one may well forget the remarkable ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity of the Russian Federation. Continue reading

Confidence in Democracy and Capitalism Wanes in Former Soviet Union

Nationalist sentiments remain widespread in Russia, in some ways even more so than when the Soviet Union was collapsing in 1991. Half of Russians say it is a great misfortune that the Soviet Union no longer exists. Moreover, as compared with 1991, a larger percentage now says it is natural for Russia to have an empire and, as a fall 2009 survey shows, more than twice as many believe there are parts of neighboring countries that belong to Russia and that Russia should be for Russians. Continue reading