Information on the treatment of ethnic Germans living in Russia, specifically in Moscow [RUS18329.E]

Information on the above-mentioned topic is currently unavailable to the DIRB. However, please find attached material on ethnic Germans living in Russia.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Agence France Presse (AFP). 7 October 1992. "German Foreign Minister Meets with Yeltsin, Gorbachev." (NEXIS)

ITAR-TASS World Service [Moscow, in Russian]. 15 March 1994. "Shakhray on Restoration of Russian Germans' Autonomy." (FBIS-SOV-94-051 16 Mar. 1994, p. 20)

Kaliningradskaya Pravda [Kalinigrad, in Russian]. 21 September 1993. "'Eintracht' Society Leader Denies Rumors of 'Germanization'." (FBIS-SOV-93-189 1 Oct. 1993, pp. 20-21)

Reuters. 7 February 1992. BC Cycle. "Yeltsin Reaffirms Commitment to Volga Germans." (NEXIS)

Russian Press Digest. 2 March 1991. "Germans Gather in Moscow." (NEXIS)

The Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS). 10 March 1994. Gennady Kulbitsky. "Germany to Assist Russia in Accomodating Ethnic Germans." (NEXIS)

_____. 7 December 1992. "Russian Government Approves Russian-German School." (NEXIS)

_____. 3 March 1992. "Yeltsin Issues Decree on Russian Germans." (NEXIS)

The Week in Germany [New York]. 9 October 1992. "Kinkel: Situation of Germans in Russia Vital for Relations." (NEXIS)

Wilson, Andrew and Nina Bachkatov. 1992. Russia and the Commonwealth A to Z. New York: HarperPerennial, pp. 82-83.

Other Sources Consulted

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Yearly. U.S. Department of State. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Critique: Review of the Department of State's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Yearly. New York: Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports. Daily.

Human Rights Watch. Yearly. Human Rights Watch World Report. New York: Human Rights Watch.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. Yearly. Edited by Roger East. London: Longman.

On-line searches of news articles.