Municipal Reform in the North Caucasus
A Time Bomb in the Making
This paper examines the problems for the Balkar minority resulting from local government reform in Russia's North Caucasus. The author describes the history of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic, its ethnic tensions and emerging violence. The author explains the need for development in this region and proposes the promotion of tourism as a way to bolster the economy.
© 2007 Advanced Research and Assessment Group (ARAG)
Charles W Blandy