Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 64

The Second Congressof Finno-Ugric Peoples of Russia meeting in Kudymkar has demandedthat Moscow adopt laws that correspond to international normsin the area of human and group rights, and that it block the sabotagingof existing Russian legislation concerning language rights, Russianradio reported July 31. The association, which unites a numberof numerically small peoples in the Russian north, also demandedthat Moscow give its members special rights to property in theareas of their traditional settlement. Meanwhile, Yevdokiya Gaier,the deputy chairman of the Russian Federation Council’s commissionfor smaller nationalities, supported the creation of a UN forumto protect the world’s smallest ethnic communities, Interfax reportedJuly 31.

Terrorist Act in Vladivostok.