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Sakha Republic by Chris Hall
Sakha Republic by Chris Hall
Sakha Republic by Chris Hall
Sakha Republic by Chris Hall
Sakha Republic by Chris Hall
Sakha Republic by Chris Hall
Sakha Republic by Chris Hall
Sakha Republic by Chris Hall
Sakha Republic by Chris Hall
Sakha Republic by Chris Hall
Sakha Republic by Chris Hall
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Sakha Republic by Chris Hall

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  • 1. ETHNI CI TY i n RUSSI A The Sak ha Republ i c ( Yak ut i a)
  • 2. Rus s i a’ s Ya kut r egi on
  • 3. YAKUTIA and the YAKUTS
  • 4. YAKUTI A | The Sak ha Republ i c• 1/5 of Russia’s land area• Region poorly linked to rest of world• Enormous resource reserves• Yakut/Sakha speak an Altaic (Turkic) language• Ethnic are concentrated in 10 urban areas• Sakha predominate in rural areas
  • 5. Ri s i ng e t hni c de m nds as a nat i onal i s m gr ows• Events of 1990 – Declaration of “state sovereignty” – Elected president and parliament – Adopted coat of arms and constitution• Has obtained special rights – Controls mineral rights – Does not allow nuclear testing in Yakutia – 1997, withheld some tax revenue from Moscow• 1995 survey found most Yakuts more loyal to Sakha than Russia – Surprisingly – a third of all Russians in Yakutia felt the same• Russians continue to emigrate from the region
  • 6. v oc ab RECAP

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