Seeking Autonomy in Russia: Separatist Movements Through History

A Novosibirsk man’s sign says: “We demand the federalization of Britain.” As Scottish voters head to the polls on Thursday to determine whether to declare independence from the United Kingdom, The Moscow Times takes a look at some of Russia’s lesser-known separatist movements. Russia has witnessed its fair share of homegrown movements seeking varying degrees of distance from the motherland. Chechnya, for instance, has sought full secession in the…