Alexandra BiktimirovaAnastasia Karkotskaya
Tatarstan—super good! The politics of multiculturalism in the republic
The Republic of Tatarstan is often described and presented in terms of “multiculturalism” as an example of a region where different ethnicities live in harmony without conflicts. It is said not only by officials and pro-government media but also by representatives of the academic community, tourists, and residents of the republic. At the same time, the ethnic “diversity” usually narrows to the two “main” ethnicities—Tatars and Russians. This state of things is especially characteristic of Kazan, the republic's capital.