Bashkir activists were taken away by FSB operatives

Bashkir activists were taken away by FSB operatives

Leaders of Bashkir organization “Bashkort”, Fail’ Alsinov and activist Ramil’ Rakhmatov, were driven to local FSB station. Activists, according to article 188 Criminal Procedure Code of Russian Federation (Procedure for the summoning to interrogation), were delivered as witnesses. This is being reported by Idel.Realii news portal, referring to comments “Bashkort” organization.

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Russia is criticized for Russification of educational systems in Tatarstan and other national republics

Russia is criticized for Russification of educational systems in Tatarstan and other national republics

Federalist union of European national minorities (FUEN) appealed to Minister of education of Russian Federation with a request to revise minister’s position on optional study of national languages. Doing so, FUEN reacted on earlier appeal of Free Idel-Ural movement (17.10.2018) about violation of right of native peoples in Idel-Ural to get education in their mother tongues.

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Erzyan Mastor

Erzyan Mastor

Erzyan Mastor is a historical motherland of Erzyan people, once a unified country, compactly located between Volga, Oka, Moksha and Sura rivers. Today it is southern part of the Nizhegorod Oblast and eastern part of the Republic of Mordovia, and small adjoining territories of nearby regions. Ethnogenesis of Erzyan people started here, as evidenced by ancient settlements, sacred sites and burial grounds.

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Free Idel-Ural picketed UN headquarters

Free Idel-Ural picketed UN headquarters

18th session of Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is taking place in New York UN headquarters (April 22th – May 3rd, 2019). 

Selection system for participants of the event is designed so that all delegates are approved by governments of states, which they represent on Forum. Delegates from Russian Federation are “proper activists”, carefully selected in Kremlin to praise Russian authorities at UN international event. 

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Non-Russians inside Russia More Important Allies of West than is the Opposition There, Verkhovna Rada Leader Says

Non-Russians inside Russia More Important Allies of West than is the Opposition There, Verkhovna Rada Leader Says

In words that echo Eugene Lyons’ 1953 classic, Our Secret Allies: The Peoples of Russia, Hanna Hopko, chair of the Verkhovna Rada’s foreign affairs committee, says that the non-Russian nations within the borders of the Russian Federation are more important allies of the Free World than are the members of the Russian opposition.

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