Once upon a time, in the 1950s, the best American boxing coach was asked how he managed to bring up famous champions. What technique he uses to bring up unbeatable fighters like undisputed world champion Joe Louis. The coach answered without much thought, “I go to church!” He was asked again – about his selection methods, individual training routine, special pedagogical techniques. The coach repeated his answer, “I go to church and pray to God to send me more guys like my Johnny!”Read More
For most Russians, this is an integral part of the state and a kind of reason for pride, because it is famous for its incredible natural wealth, and its territories are huge.Read More
Two quotes from the Free Idel-Ural forums.
Author No. 1: “Because the Tatars and Tatarstan, even today on the territory of the modern Volga Federal District, play the role of a locomotive, both economic, regional and political. It is no secret that on the territory of the Idel-Ural, only where the Tatars managed to survive more or less compactly, the Erzya, the Mari, the Chuvash, and the Udmurts manage to survive to some extent even thanks to them… The Tatars have always been the very axis of survival of all the ethnic masses of the Idel-Ural, they play the same role that the Germans and Germany play in the EU today.”
Author #2: “Well, you shouldn’t engage in self-aggrandizement and self-admiration, even if there is some truth in it, it is at least immodest.”Read More
This holiday has been celebrated in the republic since 1992. The Constitution of Tatarstan was adopted on November 6, 1992 at the XII session of the Supreme Council of the Republic. The pathetic phrase “the creation of this important legal document played a significant role in the development of the political system of the region” is difficult to refute. But what is the result? And what were the hopes, do you remember?Read More
Do you remember the children’s fairy tale about two clumsy bear cubs who could not correctly divide the found block of cheese until the fox “helped” them? It seemed to the poor bears that the main trouble was that the other had a larger piece. The fox came to help. She made and made equal until she left tiny pieces to the greedy brothers. But absolutely equal.Read More
Today, in the center of Yoshkar-Ola, activists of the national movement of the Mari people handed out flags and stickers with the symbols of Mari El. Once it will be a big holiday, but for now it is necessary to celebrate semi-underground.Read More
To melt Minin,
Why do they need a pedestal?
Praising two shopkeepers
Is enough for us,
Them behind the counters.
We didn’t break our necks
I know it would fit.
They saved Russia!
Or maybe it would be better not to save?Jack Althausen
We have collected and structured what various travelers and ethnographers from Muscovy wrote about the Chuvash and what kind of future they wished for the Chuvash.Read More
“I’m not a racist, I’m just saying so.” ©Read More
Of all the regions of the Russian Federation, only the peoples of the Caucasus are represented both on the political front and by power structures created abroad and ready at the first opportunity to join the struggle for independence already on the territory of their republics.Read More
The author of this text is Shamil Amangildin, head of the Bashkortostan branch of the Federative Party. The material is very debatable, it is difficult to agree with the author on some issues, but his approach to the problem makes one think, and this is already a lot.Read More