miketheterrible wrote:flamming_python wrote:miketheterrible wrote:I noticed it too in comments section but there seems to be a considerable amount of wierd wording.
They say country but not in the sense of country as separate but also mention that they are southern Russia.
Wording is fucked but it is similar to how they say "this or that country" within Canada or USA.
This is pretty much it. Actual seperatists in Dagestan are rare but they are proud of their own republic and traditions. In practice Dagestan like Chechnya pretty much is ruled by its own people not those sent from Moscow and everyone is fine with this arrangement. When Moscow does send someone there (like now with Vasilyev) it's because they failed to get their own shit together themselves.
Daegestan and Ingushetia are the two regions where they had one of the highest in wanting to stay part of Russia back in the early 90's. In current times, they are also some of the most patriotic to Russia next to Chechnya where they all vote heavy for a heavy handed government in Moscow.
They seem to at least love their home country Russia. And yes, they love their region of Russia and well, that is good for them.
All those votes are faked by controlling clans and leaders for the benefit of Moscow so we have no way of knowing
What we can guess though is that Chechnya is still the most separatist region; albeit the percentage has gone way down and probably most people don't care anymore. Ingushetia is still somewhat seperatist (and it was in the 90s too back when it was ruled by the closet independist Ruslan Aushev who gave cover to Chechen rebels operating on Ingush territory), and Dagestan is pretty loyalist albeit also with a good enough amount of Islamist scumbags (whose main worry is not independence from Russia but rather uniting with other Russian and ex-Soviet Muslims).