“We all need to decide: to completely dissolve in the so-called “Russian Sea” or to acquire long overdue sovereignty”: an appeal to the Mokshans

The manifesto of the Committee of Representatives of the People of Moksha (in exile) came to the post office of Free Idel-Ural. The committee itself, according to its anonymous founders, is based in Budapest. We publish the English translation of the manifesto.

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Should Tatarstan claim all territories where ethnic Tatars live?

Should Tatarstan claim all territories where ethnic Tatars live?

The question of the future borders of the states of Idel-Ural is very delicate. And “specially trained people” from the ranks of the Federal Security Service competently rock it. Their goal is to provoke conflict so that the peoples of our region fight each other and not the empire. But is it really worth claiming the maximum number of territories when the historical chance to have your own state presents itself?  Tatarstan of the future telegram channel cited the opinion of one of its subscribers on this issue.

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National self-determination: how does Kosovo differ from Crimea?

National self-determination: how does Kosovo differ from Crimea?

In the UN Charter, the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples is enshrined as a generally recognized norm of international law. The science of international law does not yet give an unequivocal answer to the question how to ensure the harmonious unity of the implementation of the principle of self-determination of peoples and the principle of the states territorial integrity? On this basis, acute conflict situations arise.

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“The planned resettlement”

“The planned resettlement”

I read on one of the progressive national-democratic sites a project for the development of a national republic after the disintegration of the Russian Federation. Here we are talking about the language (I quote in the original form), “Russians who do not want to study and use the national language of the republic will be exchanged by ethnic Chuvash/Tatars, etc. Each one to his own republic, so to speak.

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What’s wrong with the Russian liberal’s decolonization recipe

What’s wrong with the Russian liberal’s decolonization recipe

The video of the famous Russian publicist Mikhail Pozharskiy about decolonization can be regarded as a means to start a public discussion on this topic, but if the Russians may like Pozharskiy’s theses, then representatives of the indigenous peoples of the current Russian Federation have something to say about this.

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Give alms for war, Muslims: Tatarstan Spiritual Muslim Board raised 1.8 million rubles in support of participants in the war with Ukraine

Give alms for war, Muslims: Tatarstan Spiritual Muslim Board raised 1.8 million rubles in support of participants in the war with Ukraine

Zakat, the Charitable Foundation of the Spiritual Muslim Board of Tatarstan  collected 1.8 million rubles during the action to support mobilized Tatarstan residents. First of all, they plan to use the collected money to buy warm clothes, first aid kits, and halal products. Fundraising continues. Boxes for donations are set up in rural shops and they explain to fellow villagers the importance of supporting  soldiers fellow believers whom Putin sent for a slaughter in a foreign country. However, earlier the Spiritual Muslim Board of Tatarstan stated that Ukraine is in the hands of “neo-Nazis”, so there is no need to be surprised here. As well as how freely pro-Kremlin muftis interpret Islam.

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