Access to Archives in North Caucasus Varies Widely from One Federal Subject to Another, Vachagayev Says

Access to Archives in North Caucasus Varies Widely from One Federal Subject to Another, Vachagayev Says

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Access to Archives in North Caucasus Varies Widely from One Federal Subject to Another, Vachagayev Says

Paul Goble

Хранилище уголовных дел Управления КГБ по Москве и Московской области. Москва, 10 декабря 1990 года (архивное фото)

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Ukrainian Deputies Press Kyiv to Recognize Chechnya-Ichkeria and Circassian Genocide

Ukrainian Deputies Press Kyiv to Recognize Chechnya-Ichkeria and Circassian Genocide

Ukrainian Deputies Press Kyiv to Recognize Chechnya-Ichkeria and Circassian Genocide

Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 19 Issue: 115

Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (Source: Ukrinform)

Clearly desiring to give Moscow a taste of its own medicine, believing that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” a group of Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) deputies is pressing for the passage of bills that would require Kyiv to recognize the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria as an independent state and to condemn Russian actions against Circassians in 1864 as an act of genocide. This effort reflects Ukraine’s longstanding policy of support for non-Russians inside the borders of the Russian Federation and of providing refuge to non-Russians fleeing Moscow’s oppression. The bills have been registered and sent to committee; it is still unknown when they will be released (Itd.rada.gov, July 11; Kavkaz Realii, July 12). Their chances for approval appear remarkably good given that they appear to have support from at least some in the government who view the measures as an appropriate response to what Russia is now attempting to do in Ukraine. Read more

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Paul Goble’s 50 Windows on Eurasia for June 21-27, 2022    

Paul Goble’s 50 Windows on Eurasia for June 21-27, 2022

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ПОСТАНОВЛЕНИЕ КАБИНЕТА МИНИСТРОВ ЧЕЧЕНСКОЙ РЕСПУБЛИКИ ИЧКЕРИЯ, ЗА №39

ПОСТАНОВЛЕНИЕ КАБИНЕТА МИНИСТРОВ ЧЕЧЕНСКОЙ РЕСПУБЛИКИ ИЧКЕРИЯ, ЗА №39

ПОСТАНОВЛЕНИЕ КАБИНЕТА МИНИСТРОВ ЧЕЧЕНСКОЙ РЕСПУБЛИКИ ИЧКЕРИЯ, ЗА №39

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Because of Putin’s War in Ukraine, World Now Views Russia’s Wars in Chechnya with New Eyes, Anzor Maskhadov Says

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Because of Putin’s War in Ukraine, World Now Views Russia’s Wars in Chechnya with New Eyes, Anzor Maskhadov Says

Paul Goble

Staunton, May 7 – Yet another unintended consequence of Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine is that the international community is now viewing Russia’s two post-Soviet wars in Ukraine in a new way given that Russian forces in Ukraine today are behaving in much the same way they did in Chechnya two decades ago, Anzor Maskhadov says.

The son of the last president of the Chechen Republic Ichkeria who has lived in Norway for the last 16 years but who has now come to Ukraine to fight Russia and help the Ukrainians defend their land and reputation says many in the West now see Putin’s true face and understand that what he is doing in Ukraine now is what he did in Chechnya earlier. Read more

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Ukrainian War Unsettles Russian Regions and Non-Russian Republics

Ukrainian War Unsettles Russian Regions and Non-Russian Republics

Ukrainian War Unsettles Russian Regions and Non-Russian Republics

Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 19 Issue: 31

By: Paul Goble

March 8, 2022 

A destroyed Russian tank in Ukraine (Source: Ukrinform)
A destroyed Russian tank in Ukraine (Source: Ukrinform)

Moscow has been extremely chary about reporting combat losses in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war of aggression against Ukraine, electing instead to make the heads of the federal subjects responsible for doing so at the local level—lest it become immediately obvious to all Russians just how large these cumulative losses have become. But that decision, like the decision to make the federal subject heads responsible for fighting the coronavirus pandemic, may backfire on the central government. Not only is this forced delegation of responsibility likely to infuriate those governors, who will have to face public anger, but it may also highlight the extent to which “Russian” combat losses are concentrated in non-Russian areas and among rural Russians. Indeed, there is already growing evidence that non-Russian troops are dying in disproportionate numbers in Ukraine. So while most republic leaders have lined up behind Putin’s war, many in the national movements are now talking about pursuing secession from the Russian Federation. Read more

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Paul Goble’s 42 Windows on Eurasia for Aug. 6 – 11, 2021

Paul Goble’s 42 Windows on Eurasia for Aug. 6 – 11, 2021     

1.      Moscow Giving Orders on Pandemic that Violate Russian Laws, Study Finds

windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2021/08/moscow-giving-orders-on-pandemic-that.html

2.      A Baker’s Double Dozen of Other Notable Stories from Russia This Week

windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2021/08/a-bakers-double-dozen-of-other-notable_11.html  

3.      Twenty-Five Years Ago This Week, Chechens Drove Russians Out of Grozny

windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2021/08/twenty-five-years-ago-this-week.html  Read more

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