Moscow’s Subventions to North Caucasus May have Bought Off Elites But Haven’t Helped People

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Moscow’s Subventions to North Caucasus May have Bought Off Elites But Haven’t Helped People

Paul Goble

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

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How Circassians are reclaiming their roots after 100 years of suppression

How Circassians are reclaiming their roots after 100 years of suppression

SALAHUDDIN MAZHARY

While this year marks the 155th anniversary of the Circassian genocide, there is a vibrant and growing cultural movement in historical Circassia and the diaspora.

A few days ahead of the 155th anniversary of the Circassian genocide on May 21, I arrived in Nalchik, the capital of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, to meet Madina Saralp, a well-known fashion designer in the North Caucasus, who almost singlehandedly revived one of the remnants of Circassian folkloric heritage. Read more

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Ukrainian Parliament Intensifies Support for Indigenous Minorities in Russian Federation

Ukrainian Parliament Intensifies Support for Indigenous Minorities in Russian Federation

Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 16 Issue: 97

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