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The paper has been reregistered by the Regional administration of registration and control over observation of the Russian federative legislation on mass media and print in the Republic of Mordovia10.12.99. Certificate Yu-0130

Editor Irek Bikkinin

Publisher: The Mordovian public organization Tatar Cultural Society "Yaktashlar" (Countrymen).

Editorial address: 431514, Republic of Mordovia, Lyambir district, Aksenovo village. Telephone: +7 (83441) 32239

Edition 5000 copies

THE TATAR GAZETTE

Cultural and educational newspaper of the Tatar community in the Republic of Mordovia


#2, December 14, 2004

TATAR, BASHKIR, CHUVASH KIDS IN AMERICA

    Jamila BIKKININA: It's well-known that Tatars do not usually hand over their ill children or disabled and old people to the state. So, the children's homes in Mordovia don't have a single Tatar child. But it turns out that among the children brought to the US from other regions of Russia, there are Tatar, Bashkir and Chuvash children... Read more

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THE FIRST BULGARIAN STATE FORMATIONS

    From Zufar Miftakhov's "Lecture course for history of Tatar people"

OLD-TURKIC DEITIES

    An article from Rafael Bezertinov's book "Tengrianizm- religion of Turks and Mongols

WHO ARE ALANS?

    An article from Mirfatykh Zakiev's book "TATARS:Problems of history and language"

ETHNIC ROOTS OF THE TATAR PEOPLE

    An article from Mirfatykh Zakiev's book "TATARS:Problems of history and language"

New translations

HOW CAN A TATAR BECOME A TATAR?

    The first conference on issues about various Tatar questionswas held at our newspaper site starting on February 21st. 2000, bringingtogether Tatars from all over the world who were concerned about the problemsof our people and our language. It was held in the Russian language...Read more

DELENDA CARTHAGO?

    or More Untruth about the Tatars... Readmore

N 1, 28.02.2001

COMPETING WITH EACH OTHER IN MAKINGGOOD DEEDS

    An interview by Marat Salimov taken from Nail-khazratFahrutdinov, the Chairman of the Muslim Religious Board of the Republicof Mordovia... Read more

OUR REFERENCE

    The Muslim Religious Boards in Mordovia... Readmore

NEW BOOK WORTH SPECIAL ATTENTION

    Nikolai Vasilyevich Zavaryukhin. The History and theCulture of the Mordovian lands in 1718 centuries, a textbook for the7th form... Read more

ANCIENT MISHARS AND MORDOVIANSSHARED WEDDING TRADITIONS

    Mikhail Akashkin, a fellow countryman from Kulikovo villagein the Torbeevo region, defended his dissertation at the Galimjan IbragimovInstitute of Language, Literature and Art (IIaLI) in Kazan on October 25,2000. His dissertation was entitled, Wedding Ceremonies and Songs forthe Tatar-Mishars and Mordovians: A Comparative Analysis.-.. Readmore

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SAKALIBA ARE KIPCHAKS, AND BULGARSARE ONE OF KIPCHAK TRIBES

    An article from Mirfatykh Zakiev's book "TATARS:Problems of history and language"

New translations

THE ROOTS OF TATAROPHOBIA IN MORDOVIAOR AN INOCULATION AGAINST TATARS

    The establishment of the Mordovian autonomy became a life-buoyfor the Moksha and Erzia culture in the sea of the informational and culturalaggression of the 20 century... Read more

YALKONLO YASHLEK IS 30 NOW!

    On the 9th of April, 2000, the celebration of the 30thanniversary of the Tatar music company Yalkonlo Yashlek (Flaming Youth)was held in Samara... Read more

NEW CIVIL ID AIMED HIGH, HIT LOW

    Muslims are now expected in Russia to pledge allegianceto the cross and to accept what is for them a symbol of persecution, forcedconversion, humiliation, and loss of freedom suffered by their forebearsas the official emblem for their native country... Readmore

WE, TATARS, DON'T CARE IF IT ISWAR OR MERRY-MAKING

    In my childhood, when I was reading or listening to fairytales, I always wanted to get into the magic world. An evil sorcerer takesaway from people their memory, their mind, makes their hearts deaf anddumb; he's destroying everything living and beautiful, and here... comesa strong and beautiful fairy and the struggle starts!.. Readmore

OLDEST MOSQUE IN MORDOVIA BURNSDOWN

    The mosque in the village of Iniati (called Puniat inTatar), Liambir region, burned to the ground in the early hours of Monday,October 23. According to the local police department, the fire broke outaround 1 a.m., as the result of a faulty heating system... Readmore

UYGURS GLORIOUS PAST AND SADPRESENT

    The Uygurs are the native people of Eastern Turkestan,alled Xinjiang in Chinese. This is the largest Turkic people who doesnot have its independent state unlike Turks, Azerbaijanians, Kazakhs, Turkmensand Kyrgyzs... Read more

INTERESTING FACTS FROM THE HISTORYOF THE TATAR PRESS

    Volga Tatars had been requesting permission to publisha newspaper since the year 1808, but they were not successful until almosta century later... Read more

No 1, 28.02.2001

MY WAY TO AUSTRALIA

    It is very difficult to write about yourself. As one famousAustralian personality said during the presentation of his new book, itis good for your soul to confess in the public but it is bad for your reputation.And perhaps, confessing for the Tatar audience is a special case. I wouldsay it is even kind of a cathartic venture... Readmore

ABOUT WORKING FOR FOREIGN COMPANIES

    The advices of a Tatar programmer, already working fora foreign software company... Read more

INTERVIEW WITH A READER IN CALIFORNIA

    This interview was conducted on December 14, 2000 withSofia, a reader of the electronic version of our paper. She is a collegestudent in Berkley, California... Read more

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FOR EVERYTHING THERE IS A DOOR-THE DOOR TO PARADISE IS OPENED BY KNOWLEDGE

    The necessity of religious education is evident. Ignoranceis the worst enemy of religion, and ignorant person cannot make objectivedecisions differentiating good and evil, that causes a mistakes that couldbe easily avoided. The absence of religious knowledge is a perfect groundfor variety of extreme and cult ideas... Read more

HELP THE TATAR GAZETTE TO SURVIVE!

    My dear readers, I have to ask you for financial assistance,although I understand that you the readers of our newspaper are not rich.Perhaps, you might know those who could help our newspaper to survive...Read more

BROADCASTING IN TATAR

OUT OF THE SOVIET UNION

No 3-4, 18.04.2000

AN INTERVIEW WITH WEBMASTER

    What's a webmaster? This is the person without whom ournewspaper wouldn't come out to the Internet he's administering our website Esa Anttikoski from Finland. But how could that happen that Internetversion of The Tatar Gazette from Mordovia is made by a Finn?.. Readmore

THE FUTURE OF THE TURKIC WORLD

    By Sabirzyan BADRETDIN

    Forecasting the future is a risky undertaking, especiallypredicting economic, political and social trends of a country or a groupof countries. Nevertheless, extrapolating current tendencies into the futureand trying to foresee their possible implications is a perfectly acceptableway of expanding the scope of our understanding of the worlds future.What developments are likely in the Turkic community of nations withinthe coming decades?.. Read more

THE MYTH OF SHURALE

    By Sabirzyan BADRETDIN

    There is not a single child in Russia who doesnt knowwho Baba Yaga, Kaschei Bessmertni and Zmei Gorinich are. They are the mythicalcharacters of Russian folklore. In Tatar folklore, the name of Shuraleis similarly well-known... Read more

TATAR INFLUENCE IN EARLY 20TH CENTURYKYRGYZSTAN

    By Sabirzyan BADRETDIN

    The civilizing role of the Tatar diaspora in the regionformerly known as Turkestan is well known. Tatar mullahs, teachers andmerchants contributed greatly to the education and enlightenment of theirethnic brethren in what is now known as Central Asia. Unfortunately, thissubject has not been studied comprehensively... Readmore

THE IMAGES OF TATARS IN RUSSIANCLASSICAL LITERATURE

    By Sabirzyan BADRETDIN

    One of my American friends once told me that I was theonly Tatar he had ever known. He was wondering whether I was a typicalrepresentative of my ethnic group. He hoped to find the answer to thisquestion during his trip to Russia... Read more

FAUZIA BAYRAMOVA: TATARSTANS IRONLADY

    By Sabirzyan BADRETDIN

    Fauzia Bayramova. Very few names in Tatarstan inspireso much love, admiration and adulation on the one hand and hatred, animosity,and even fear, on the other. Depending on who is asked, she is describedas a radical, an extremist, a fanatic, an idealist, a nationalist, a firebrand,a savior, a saint... Read more

PAN-TURKISM: PAST, PRESENT ANDFUTURE

    By Sabirzyan BADRETDIN

    The advancement of pan-Turkism is crucial to both thenew Turkic states that have been created by the collapse of the USSR andto Turkic minorities within such nations as Russia and China. Pan-Turkismoffers the most attractive alternative to extreme nationalism, fundamentalistIslam, and secular westernization... Read more

TURKOPHOBIA: ITS SOCIAL AND HISTORICALROOTS

    By Sabirzyan BADRETDIN

    Not a single nation or ethnic group in the world can crediblyclaim that it has never been a target for ethnic or religious prejudices.The Turkic peoples are certainly no exception. What are the origins ofhostility towards the Turkic peoples?.. Read more

No 1-2, 10.02.2000

OUT OF THE SOVIET UNION

IS ETHNIC ASSIMILATION REVERSIBLE?

    By Sabirzyan BADRETDIN

    Tatars living outside Tatarstan (about 70 percent of allTatars) are in certain danger of assimilation. Although the situation isgradually changing for the better in some places, in most parts of theformer USSR there are still no Tatar-language schools, no Tatar-languageradio and TV programs, and no mosques or cultural centers where Tatarscan congregate and socialize. Only a tiny percentage of Tatars outsideTatarstan subscribe to Tatar-language newspapers and magazines... Readmore

No 3-4, 04.08.1999

PANY DOCTOR FROM KRIVOZERYE

    Klara Rafikovna Yanglyayeva (Polish version of the nameis Klara Janglajew)

    Born in teachers family in the village of Krivozeryeof Lyambir rayon. Graduated from Mordovian University in 1976. Since 1983teaches mathematics at the University of Bialystok, Poland... Readmore

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