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Advocates Across North Caucasus Demand Reclassifications of Local Ethnic Groups (Valery Dzutsati, The Jamestown Foundation)

Activists in the North Caucasus called on compatriots to use the ongoing Russian census to advance the interests of their ethnic groups. The Russian census took place over the span of a month, from October 15 to November 14, 2021 (delayed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Dagestani activists from among the Karatins, Kubachins, and Kaytags asked fellow ethnic kin to indicate their precise ethnic affiliation during the census. The activists said this would help draw the attention of the Russian government to the problems of small ethnic groups and preserve their languages, traditions and culture.

Advocates Across North Caucasus Demand Reclassifications of Local Ethnic Groups – Jamestown