Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

"Two Chechens Attacked a Russian" Headline Breeds Wrong Stereotypes, a Deputy Says
27.07.2012 12:14

The map of the world according to Russian nationalists (Source: Uareporter)

Since the end of 1980s, with the major influx of Caucasus nationalities into Russian cities and towns, the nationalist feelings and protests were exhibited by both Russians and the former USSR republics' citizens. The influx of people from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in the last few years only aggravated the problem. Working against such backdrop, the yellow press never ceases the opportunity to attract people's attention with headlines that make an accent on the national background of the conflicting parties.

      To tackle this, several State Duma deputies have come forward with a draft law that effectively prohibits the mass-media to attract excessive attention to the nationalities of people involved in a conflict. The headlines like "Two Chechens Attacked a Russian", "An Armenian attacked a Russian" etc. serve to breed wrong stereotypes and encourage xenophobia in the Russian society, one deputy said.

      It is yet unclear how this law is going to be enforced; there is also a feeling that it was proposed by the deputies who personally belong to ethnic minorities, including the Caucasian nationalities.

       




Author: Julia Shuvalova

Tags: Russian society Russian politics xenophobia in Russia   

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Russian Brands in Paris: Mirstores
07.06.2018
The Savings Rate of the Population in Russia has Dropped Significantly
12.11.2018
What Worries Russians in 2018
19.11.2018
Maria Stern - New Name in Russian Jewelry
07.06.2018
A Bill on the Transfer of Information on the Status of Customer Service to Banks has been Introduced to the State Duma
30.10.2018







Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
TAGS:
Gazprom  Urals  E-tickets  Books  Moscow  Chelyabinsk Region  Vasily Shuisky  Chelyabinsk meteorite  Active Travel  Romanovs  Popular print  Alexandrinsky Theatre   Russian history  City Hunter  Russian Avant-Garde  methane  Exhibitions in Moscow  Altai  small aviation  WWF  Tsaritsyno  scientists  Russian shops  Football championship 2018  Red Square  Leningrad  Russian Cinema  Ukraine  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Olkhon  Russian business  Russian Literature  Russian painters  Moscow Region  Russian rally  Photo Exhibitions  Festivals in Moscow  Vladimir Engelhardt  Heroes of Russia  international cooperation  ENEA  St. Petersburg  Monuments in Danger  Empire Style  Dark Matter  Transplant Surgery  Russian tourism  train tickets Russia FIFA  Pussy Riot case  Monument to Soldier and Gusli Player 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites