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Tatarstan: The Last Autonomous Republic in Russia

Jul 13, 2017 | 21:52 GMT
Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia.

Tatarstan, an autonomous republic within Russia, has been agitating for its independence, while Moscow has been revoking autonomy agreements with other republics.

(FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

The strategic and stable region has long maintained a striking level of independence, but rising Tatar nationalism could drive the Kremlin to tighten its grip....

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