The occupying head of the republic, Oleg Nikolaev, wrote about the results of the population census and concluded that there were 25% fewer Chuvash people.
Not without his direct participation. After all, it is he who diligently helps the Kremlin to send the Chuvashes to the foreign war and in greater numbers. It was he who helped and is helping to russify the Chuvashes. It was under his leadership that part of the Chuvashs were written as Russians during the census. He even sarcastically calls this process of falsification during the census “nuances”.
Now, he says that in order the number of Chuvashes not to decrease, a “reset” of the national and cultural autonomy at the federal level is necessary.
This is not even a hint – this is an open offer to “reformat” the Chuvash Republic into something else. In what? And Putin’s man cannot offer anything other than Putin’s strategy – to eliminate the national republics, turning everything into districts and regions.