Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Moscow’s Subventions to North Caucasus May have Bought Off Elites But Haven’t Helped People
Staunton, July 8 – The billions of rubles Moscow sends annually to the North Caucasus may indeed keep local elites loyal but they have not solved the social problems of the region that prompt many North Caucasians to move to Russian cities or be open to the appeals of radicals of one kind or another.
That is the conclusion that springs from an investigation by Vlada Voloshina ofThe Caucasus Post who notes that over the last year, despite the billions Moscow sent to the region, unemployment fell only 0.7 percent and remains the highest in Russia at 10.3 percent (capost.media/special/obzory/pochemu_dotatsii_ne_menyayut_situatsiyu_skfo_bet_rekordy_po_bezrabotitse/). Read more