Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Tishkov Continues His Campaign Against Non-Russian Languages and Nations who Speak Them
Staunton, September 13 – In Izvestiya just days after Udmurt scholar and activist Albert Razin committed suicide to protest Moscow’s destruction of his native language, Academician Valery Tishkov dismissed Razin’s action as a personal tragedy based on a misconception and continued his efforts to undermine non-Russian languages and the nations who speak them.
Tishkov, former nationalities minister and director of the Moscow Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology and a close advisor to Vladimir Putin on nationality issues, said that Razin was wrong to think that a people “dies” if its language does and urged exactly the kind of actions the Udmurt scholar was protesting about (iz.ru/920557/valerii-tishkov/narod-ne-umiraet-s-iazykom). Read more