Russia, a Graveyard for Ethnic Languages

Russia is home to around 185 ethnic groups or nationalities and more than 100 languages. It is lamentably also a country where indigenous ethnic languages are going extinct. According to UNESCO’s Map of Endangered Languages, 135 ethnic languages on the…

People of Faith Are in Danger in China

Having survived China’s biggest crackdown on religion during the Cultural Revolution, religious groups across China were only left with their battered selves and got used to living under the shadow of repression. Over the past two decades, the U.S. State…

Repressive Surveillance in Xinjiang

The technological dystopia and the death of privacy described in contemporary science fiction is now a tangible reality for the Uyghur minority in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. Having witnessed their homeland being turned into a place where virulent…