Russia: Treatment and current status of the Chuvash ethnic group
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 December 1993|
|Citation / Document Symbol||RUS15988.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Russia: Treatment and current status of the Chuvash ethnic group, 1 December 1993, RUS15988.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aac380.html [accessed 19 May 2013]|
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Information on the treatment and current status of the Chuvash ethnic group is currently unavailable to the DIRB, however the following information may be useful.
There are approximately 1.75 million Chuvash in central Russia, of whom 1.3 million live in Chuvashia, an autonomous republic located west of Tatarstan (World Directory of Minorities 1990, 165). There are also a large number of Chuvash living in Tatarstan, where there are an estimated 1000 Chuvash schools (Current Digest 29 Sept. 1993).
This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
World Directory of Minorities. 1990. London: Minority Rights Groups International.
Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press [Moscow]. 29 September 1993. "Secondary Schools Offer Pupils Menu of Choices." (NEXIS)