"In the [Russian] constitution it is written that a republic is a state. It is not a region -- it is a state. Therefore, it should have a president. Now first they plan to abolish the president, then they will abolish the language, then the traditions, then everything [else] that links us with the name Ossetian, Ingush, Kabardian, Balkar." -- Former Ingushetian President Ruslan Aushev, commenting on the decision by the parliament of the Republic of North Ossetia to abolish the post of president (from an interview with the Russian news agency Regnum reposted on 6 June on the Ingush opposition website ingushetiya.ru).
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Quotation of the Week
From this week's RFE/RL Caucasus Report:
Posted by David McDuff at 5:20 pm