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Elmira Lyapina

Tatar from Russian Volga region, living in Prague for half of my life. I am a Ph.D. in international law. I am 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. Besides, I am a co-founder and a chairperson of NGO KITAP, z.s. (, 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. 

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Latest posts by Elmira Lyapina

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?

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