Russia Goes from Revolution to Revolution as a Result of Uncontrolled Bureaucratization, Milin Says

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Russia Goes from Revolution to Revolution as a Result of Uncontrolled Bureaucratization, Milin Says

Paul Goble

            Staunton, October 9 – “The problem of the Russian Empire/USSR/Russian Federation,” Dmitry Milin says, “lies in the periodic dominance of an uncontrolled bureaucracy which lives according to Parkinson’s law” and thus leads the country into one dead end after another which it can escape only by revolutions.

            While European countries have learned to control the bureaucracy by the regular change in those in power, the Russian blogger says, and thus have prevented the bureaucracy from leading to the collapse of their economies and societies, “Russia has not yet learned how to do that” (blog.newsru.com/article/09oct2019/rus_history). Read more

Share Button

Difference Between Colonialism and Imperialism

war

Colonialism vs Imperialism
Colonialism and imperialism are often used interchangeably, but they are two different words having different meaning. As both colonialism and Imperialism means political and economic domination of the other, scholars often find it hard to differentiate the two.

Though both the words underline suppression of the other, Colonialism is where one nation assumes control over the other and Imperialism refers to political or economic control, either formally or informally. In simple words, colonialism can be thought to be a practice and imperialism as the idea driving the practice. Read more

Share Button

Russian-Murid War 1834-1859

Russian-Murid War 1834-1859

DAGESTAN Northern and eastern Caucasus, approaching the central western Caspian coast. The Murid Imams of the 19th century were the source of considerable resistence to Russian advances in the region, and succeeded in gaining independence from Russian occupation for a time after 1834. Read more

Share Button

Festival of Caucasian poetry “Anaklia 2019”. September 20-23. The opening of the festival

إفتتاح مهرجان الشعر القفقاسيأناكليا 2019”,  20 إلى 23 سبتمبر/أيلول 2019

Festival of Caucasian poetry “Anaklia 2019”. September 20-23. The opening of the festival

Фестиваль кавказской поэзии “Анаклиа 2019″. 20-23 сентября. Открытие фестиваля

Share Button

For Russia Now, There are Two North Caucasuses Not One

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

For Russia Now, There are Two North Caucasuses Not One

Paul Goble

            Staunton, September 20 – Many Russians as well as outside observers routinely speak of the North Caucasus as if it were a unified whole when in fact there is a deep divide between its eastern portion which was Islamicized far earlier and remains more Islamic to this day and the western part which has had a different history.

            Indeed, one is almost justified in speaking of two North Caucasuses not one at least in terms of the Russian presence and control and of the nature of national movements and challenges to Moscow. Read more

Share Button

A ‘New’ Russian Approach to Circassian Repatriation?

A ‘New’ Russian Approach to Circassian Repatriation?

Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 16 Issue: 130

By: Paul Goble

September 24, 2019

(Source: Circassia Times)

(Source: Circassia Times)

Several days ago (September 22), the Russian Ministry of Interior’s regional office in Kabardino-Balkaria—one of the North Caucasus republics to which Circassians in the Middle East want to return—turned to a Telegram channel to declare that it is seeking to “effectively realize” a new program intended to repatriate members of this nation from Syria and other countries “to the maximum extent possible.” The message went on to insist that any holdups would be a reflection not of Moscow’s policies and intentions but rather of the decisions of the republic governments in the North Caucasus, which it implied need to do more, and of the actions of foreign governments and foundations committed to discrediting and otherwise undermining this positive Russian government effort (Facebook.com, accessed September 24; Natpressru.info, September 22). Read more

Share Button

Валерий ХАТАЖУКОВ: Для решения проблем, связанных с сохранением родных языков, государственное образование Кабардино-Балкария должно функционировать по своему прямому назначению

Валерий ХАТАЖУКОВ: Для решения проблем, связанных с сохранением родных языков, государственное образование Кабардино-Балкария должно функционировать по своему прямому назначению.

Автор: Валерий Хатажуков, председатель Кабардино-Балкарского регионального правозащитного центра

FullSizeRender-11

Самосожжение известного ученого, философа и общественного деятеля Альберта Разина осталось практически незамеченным широкой российской общественностью, и даже её демократической, либеральной частью, которая, казалось бы, должна была бить в набат по этому поводу. Трагедия произошла в Удмуртии в знак протеста против ущемления родного языка.
Это событие по вполне понятным причинам вызвала огромный резонанс в республиках, входящих в состав РФ, и инициировала бурную дискуссию. Это не является неожиданным. Проблемы, связанные с сохранением родных языков и культурной идентичности, остро стоят перед всеми народами, проживающими в России. Они ещё больше обострились после принятия год назад Государственной Думой новой редакции федерального «Закона об образовании», в результате которого обучение родным языкам стало фактически необязательным.
Разумеется, произошедшее в Удмуртии не осталось без внимания и у нас в Кабардино-Балкарий и широко обсуждается в самых различных кругах.

Read more

Share Button