The term Matryoshka-nationalism comes from the name of a wooden Russian doll called matryoshka which, reveals another, smaller doll inside, with the latter containing an even smaller doll.  The notion of Matryoshka-nationalism as a specific phenomenon of post-Soviet nationalism refers to separatist movements that emerged upon the dissolution of the USSR and implies the existence of a smaller ethnic...

The essential problem standing in this work is to compare the legal status of seceding units that are internationally recognized with those that are not. At first, all the terms which may cause ambiguity should be unequivocally defined. Under the term “state”, we mean, according to the Montevideo Convention of 1933, a political organization that responds to the requirements of disposing of a...

The latest developments in the world order and the growing humanist approach towards the international law do not and cannot simply leave it up to the states to entirely define fate of their populace. What if state abuses and violates human rights of a specific “people” within its territory? How could the “people” respond to such repression, discrimination and denial of...

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