Alexander Tkachev: Kuban Cossacks should protect Russian population
Governor of Krasnodar Territory, Alexander Tkachev said that theCossacks will defend the rights of Russians in the Kuban. At the same
time, the governor underlined that Stavropol Territory is no longer a
"filter" between the Caucasus and Kuban, yuga.ru reports.According to him, due to the intense migration from the Caucasus, the
Russia population of the Kuban “feels uncomfortable”.
“The people who once created this region, conquered this fertileregion with its hospitable traditions, including Cossacks, year after
year are losing their position,” the governor said.
The governor expressed concern that the situation could soon lead to
At a meeting of the Krasnodar Ministry of Interior,Alexander Tkachev said that one of the main objectives of the Cossack
patrols will be to monitor the migration processes in the region."We now have to reconfirm our independence, our foundations and
traditions. And the number of Caucasian peoples that have
formed here, in proportion to the Russian people, Slavic people," the head of the region said."I defend the interests of the Russian people as a majority, 80% of
the Kuban, as well as the other ethnicities (not only from the Caucasus), which reside in our region. This balance existed foryears, decades, centuries, and we should appreciate it," he concluded.
According to the decision of Tkachev of September 1, about a
thousand Cossacks will participate in the activities of the law-enforcement bodies along with the police. From September 1 until the end of 2012 the financing of the Cossack police will reach 169 million rubles. Another 650 million rubles will be allocated for these
purposes in 2013.