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In Crimea, Russia Backs Traditional Islam – Part III

Dear Readers: Today we finish summarizing the PolitNavigator entries by sociologist Elena Ostrayakova, focusing on these two pieces, this one  and this one. Previously we talked about the history of the troubled relationship between Slavs and Tatars.  We talked about … Continue reading

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NTV Exposes No-Goodniks Behind Crimea Blackout

Russian TV channel NTV (“National Television”)  is known for its colorful logos, its occasionally tabloid qualities, and its sometimes provocative political exposes.  Hated in the West for their “pro-Kremlin” ties, this time around, they have done a big expose of the … Continue reading

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