Tatar from the Russian Volga region, living in Prague for half of my life. Ph.D. in international law. Researching and lecturing on human rights, including migrants & national minority rights, freedom of expression, international business law, and consulting international companies on business and law. A co-founder and a chairperson of NGO KITAP, which represents the Tatar and Turkic culture in the Czech Republic, and provides a platform for cultural exchange and cooperation, through and of Turkic and Czech communities on meeting the whole world. Some of the observations and ideas I shared through the TEDx Talk and Music
Latest posts by Elmira Lyapina
Overcoming existentialist crises with music: Poland's Karolina Cicha
Polish folk artist Karolina Cicha, singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and one-woman-orchestra is trying to use the language of music to overcome historical prejudice toward minority groups in Europe.
Rethinking the Crimean Tatar national movements through magical realism
Orientalist and writer Renat Bekkin presents his view on the national movement of the Crimean Tatars in his book “Ak Bure”
Making Turkish music in Hungary: Can this be a ‘Nasip Kısmet’ moment?
How fortunate is it to be able to play Turkish folk songs in Hungary, despite the anti-immigrant, Christian-values agenda of the prime minister, Victor Orbán.
Is a revival of Tatar selfhood possible despite Russia's identity politics?
Can the political limitations on the use and teaching of native languages in Russia propel the revival of Tatar national identity?
Roma musicians discuss inclusion in larger Czech community
Do the Roma musicians face prejudicial attitudes and discrimination based on their origin in Czechia?
Where are the voices of Central Asian and Russian Uyghurs?
Why are small communities of Uyghurs in Western countries more active in pursuing justice for their counterparts in China than the large populations of this Muslim minority in Central Asia?
Czechia's Muslim women celebrated Ramadan with mixed experiences
How do Muslim women feel in Prague, and how does Female Ramadan in Prague go?