Russia: Treatment of the Chuvash in the Chuvash Republic and in the city of Tver (2001)
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||18 December 2001|
|Citation / Document Symbol||RUS38164.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Russia: Treatment of the Chuvash in the Chuvash Republic and in the city of Tver (2001), 18 December 2001, RUS38164.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3df4bea28.html [accessed 1 October 2014]|
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No information on the treatment of the Chuvash in the Chuvash Republic and in the city of Tver could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.
According to The Moscow Times, Nikolay Fyodorov, the president of the Chuvash Republic, has long been committed to the preservation of the Chuvash language and culture (25 June 2001). For example, Chuvash language courses have been offered in the majority of schools since the early 1990s and the republican government contributed to the publication of the first Bible in Chuvash (ibid.).
Following a 15 March 2001 meeting at the Kremlin, Farid Mukhametshin, the speaker of Tatarstan's parliament, stated that the federal state had allowed the Tatar, Chuvash and Mari people to receive domestic passports with information written in their native language (Vechernaya Kazan 16 Mar. 2001).
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate 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. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
The Moscow Times. 25 June 2001. "Chuvashia Fetes 450-Year Union with Russia." (WorldSources, inc. 2001/NEXIS)
Vechernaya Kazan. 16 March 2001. "Russia Allows Domestic Passports to be Printed in Tatar." (BBC Summary 24 Mar. 2001/NEXIS)
Additional Sources Consulted
Internet sites including:
Amnesty International (AI)
Centre for European Migration and Ethnic Studies (CEMES)
The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI)
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER)
Global Internally Displaced People Project
Human Rights Internet
Human Rights Watch (HRW)
International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights
Joshua Project 2000 Peoples
Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative
Minorities at Risk
Minority Electronic Resources (MINELRES)
Minority Rights Group International
Project on Ethnic Relations (PER)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
Turkic Republics and Communities
Union of Councils for Soviet Jews (UCSJ)