One of the little talked about consequences of Russia’s annexation of Crimea is the fate of the Turkish-speaking Muslim Tartars. This bunch is demanding that they not be a part of any Russian annexation of Crimea. It should be interesting to see how this unfolds. Shoebat.com recently posted a video of a brawl between Pro-Russian supporters and the Tartars.
While Russia’s history is replete with brutal leaders, repression, and mass murder, it is certainly a nation that has had to deal with Islamic fundamentalism as well. In fact, one of the consequences of the end of the cold war has been the rise of Islam within its former satellite countries.
The matter is further complicated when Refat Chubarov, the leader of the Tartars says the Russian invasion threatens world peace.