28 August 2019, 08:49
Analysts point to growth of Caucasophobia after conflict in Krasnodar
In the shootout staged by natives of Chechnya and Dagestan in Krasnodar there are no motives for interethnic hostility, but such incidents worsen in Russia the attitude to migrants from the regions of Northern Caucasus, analysts have commented on the conflict.
According to the police, the shootout was a result of "criminal showdowns." Natives of Chechnya and Dagestan told about strained interrelations of their national communities in Krasnodar.
So far, there are no grounds to say that the conflict in Krasnodar occurred on the basis of the aggravation of Chechen-Dagestani territorial relations, or, moreover, because of Ramzan Kadyrov's words about Imam Shamil, Margarita Lyange, a deputy chairman of the Assembly Russian Nations, believes. "There is no evidence that people are really so preoccupied with these issues that start fighting because of them," she said.
However, any conflict between ethnic groups causes tensions in the rest of the population, Ms Lange has admitted.
The interethnic character is often attributed to conflicts that have completely different grounds, Akhmet Yarlykapov, a researcher of the Caucasus, has pointed out. He also believes that the incident has negatively affected people's attitude to natives from Northern Caucasus.
Any clash of people of different nationalities acquires the shade of interethnic hostility, Alexei Malashenko, a political analyst, believes.
Author: Rustam Djalilov; Source: CK correspondent