The statements of Girkin-Strelkov about Tatarstan are quite interesting, but one should not forget that this propagandist and militant is still alive only because his statements are beneficial to some high-ranking rashists.
Even if Minnikhanov is Kremlin’s fully tame animal, neo-Nazi Girkin cannot miss the opportunity to once again call for the genocide of indigenous peoples. For now only a new common enemy can unite the defeated empire. There are not enough forces for an external enemy, so an internal one is needed. The one on which they can push all the blame for absolutely everything: for the lost war, and for the low standard of living, and for the contempt for Russia in the world.