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Thursday, April 28, 2022
New Book Explains How and Why Bi-National Kabardino-Balkar Republic Survived
Staunton, April 18 – At the end of Soviet times, many in the binational republics that Moscow had created to play one ethnic group off against another felt that the time had come to divide them up. Chechnya and Ingushetia managed to split into two republics, but neither Karachay-Cherkessia nor Kabardino-Balkaria did.
The reasons that they failed to do so not only explains a great deal about the behind-the-scenes politics in Moscow and the North Caucasus but also sheds light on current political struggles in that region to form new more mono-ethnic republics, something that both the center and the rulers the Kremlin has imposed are very much against. Read more
Paul Goble’s 50 Windows on Eurasia for April 12-18, 2022