Randy McDonald (rfmcdpei) wrote,
Randy McDonald

[LINK] More on the Mari

Finland's Helsingin Sanomat reports that the Russian Federation has rejected the European Parliament's recent resolution on the situation of the Mari people. Responding to claims that the Mari, a Volga Finnic minority, are being persecuted by a the reactionaries controlling the government of the Mari autonomous republic, the Russian Foreign Ministry has claimed that Mari as a population are not likely to be victims of criminal actions, made the now-traditional counterallegations about the positionsw of Russophones in Estonia and Latvia, and claimed that the Parliament lacked the quorum necessary to come to a decision.
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