Russia: Corrupt Ethnocracies in North Caucasus

Window on Eurasia writes this about violence in the North Caucasus: “… The emergence of corrupt local ethnocracies as ‘the third force’ in this battle has generally passed unnoticed.” Also, according to the deputy chairman of the Duma Committee on Nationality Affairs, “the people of Ingushetia no longer feel themselves to be part of Russia because they believe Moscow has neglected them and is prepared to accept pleasant-sounding lies from local officials about their situation.”

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