What are the prominent (and not so prominent) parties and associations in Tatarstan?

[Needs updating many from 1992]

Tatar Ichtimagi Uzegi(Tatar People's Center) Rafik Abzanov-President

Ittifak Partisi(National Freedom Party) Fevziye Fauizia Bairamova-Chairperson-Pro Independence

Azatlik Komiteti(Freedom Committee)Rim Gilfanov or Ramai Yuldashev(Arrested 9/15/93) or Akhmadishin, Talgat-President-Pro Independence Tatar Youth Organization

Suvirenitet Komitesi(Sovereignty Committee)Amir Mahmudov-President

Magarif Komitesi(Educational Committee) Rejuvenate Tatar Language

Merjani Uyushmasi(Merjani Association) Zeki Zainullin - President - Cultural & Religious Affairs [forerunner of most political Associations]

Grajdani Rosiski Federati(Citizen's of Rus.Fed) - Alexander Salagayev - Pro-Russia Org.

Vatann Jemgiyeti(Homeland Association) President Remzil Veli, Vice Presidents -Ildus Sadik & Damir Gismetdin - Society promoting ties w/Tatar Diaspora

[This info is from a post on TMG taken from from OMRI digest]


Key Figures in Tatarstan 

LAST UPDATE: May 20, 1993

AKHMETOV RASHIT-------------- LEADER OF THE TATARSTAN BRANCH OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF RUSSIA BELYAEV VLADIMIR------------- MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENTIAL COUNCIL; LEADER OF THE 'SOGLA- SIE' MOVEMENT; CHAIRMAN OF THE TATARSTAN BRANCH OF THE PEOPLE'S PARTY OF FREE RUSSIA GRACHEV IVAN----------------- LEADER OF THE 'PEOPLE'S POWER' FACTION IN THE SUPREME SOVIET (NARODOVLASTIYE) (PRO-MOSCOW) ISKHAKOV DAMIR--------------- CHAIRMAN OF THE POLITICAL COUNCIL OF THE TATAR PUBLIC CENTER FANIL KHAZRET---------------- LEADER OF THE ISLAMIC DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF TATARSTAN OROL'KOV ALEXANDR----------- LEADER OF THE YOUTH FACTION OF THE LOCAL CHAPTER OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF RUSSIA KUZNETSOV ANATOLIJ----------- CHAIRMAN OF OF THE KAZAN DIVISION OF THE 'RUSSIAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY' (RUSSKOE SOBRANIE OR RUSSKIJ NA- TSIONAL'NIJ SOBOR ?) LATIPOV Z.------------------- MEMBER OF THE PRO-MOSCOW FACTION IN THE SUPREME SOVIET MAGDEYEV MUKHAMET SUNGATOVICH- TATAR WRITER, PUBLIC FIGURE

MAKHMUDOV AMIR--------------- CHAIRMAN OF THE 'SOVEREIGNTY' COMMITTEE; DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF 'MILLI MEJLIS' MANSUROV NAIL---------------- ONE OF THE LEADERS OF 'TATAR- STAN' FACTION OF DEPUTIES IN THE SUPREME SOVIET (PRO- INDEPENDENCE) MIKHAILOV V.----------------- MEMBER OF THE PRO-MOSCOW FACTION IN THE SUPREME SOVIET MULUKOV MARAT---------------- CHAIRMAN OF THE TATAR PUBLIC CENTER (PUBLIC ORGANIZATION SIMILAR TO SAJUDIS IN PRE- INDEPENDENCE LITHUANIA) SALAGAYEV ALEXANDR----------- LEADER OF THE MOVEMENT 'CITIZENS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION' (PRO- MOSCOW) SAFIN RESHAT----------------- COLONEL IN RESERVE,HEAD OF THE 'NATIONAL GUARD'(NARODNOYE OPOL- CHENIE); DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE TATAR PUBLIC CENTER SAFIULLIN FANDAS------------- MEMBER OF THE PRESIDIUM OF TATAR- STAN'S SUPREME SOVIET SAFIULLIN ZHAMIL------------- CHAIRMAN OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE TATAR PUBLIC CENTER'S BRANCH IN NABEREZHNYE CHELNY SHTANIN ALEXANDR------------- ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THE 'PEOPLE'S POWER' FACTION IN THE SUPREME SOVIET (NARODOVLASTIE) (PRO-MOSCOW) SULTANOV I.------------------ MEMBER OF THE PRO-MOSCOW FACTION IN THE SUPREME SOVIET TAHIROV INDUS --------------- CHAIRMAN OF THE WORLD TATAR CONGRESS USMANOV MIRKASIM A.---------- VICE-RECTOR OF KAZAN UNIVERSITY, PUBLIC FIGURE YUSUPOV R.A.----------------- LEADER OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TATARSTAN ZAINULLIN ZAKI--------------- CHAIRMAN OF THE 'MARJANI' SOCIETY ZAINULLINA FLERA------------- DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE 'ITTIFAK' PARTY; DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE 'MILLI MEJLIS' (NATIONAL 'PARLIAMENT')

The following list includes a brief description of political parties and movements in Tatarstan Autonomous Republic

'Azatlik' is a collective member of the Tatar Public Center.

ASSEMBLY OF THE PEOPLES OF THE VOLGA REGION AND THE URALS

founded in 1991; an umbrella organization uniting political and public organizations and groups of the formerly autonomous republics of the Volga-Urals area. Chairman-Gabdelbar Faizrakhmanov (deputy of the Milli Mejlis) tel. 32-43-27

ASSEMBLY OF THE TURKIC PEOPLES

founded in 1991 in Kazan; chairman of the coordinating committee--Rafael Mukhametdinov (tel. 32-32-86); deputy chairman-Sanya Akhmetova (tel. 32-73-9O).

BULGHAR NATIONAL CONGRESS

founded in 199O in Kazan; advocates the return to the Kazan Tatars of their historic name-Bulghars; about 7O members; publishes its own newspaper 'Bulghar ile' (Bulghar state); president--Gosman Khalilov (tel. 39-24-12). The organization has branches in such cities as Orenburg, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kiev, Ulyanovsk. The local organization in Kazan is called 'Bulghar al-Jadid' (founded in 1988; is a collective member of the Tatar Public Center; chairman--Rashit Kadyrov, tel. 75-53-43)

CITIZENS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

founded in 1991; about 5O members; chairman--Alexandr Salagayev (tel. 32-64-93)

DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF RUSSIA (of Nikolai Travkin)

Chairman of the Tatarstan branch--Rashit Akhmetov; HQs-42OO44 Kazan, Prospekt Yamasheva 3O (tel. 53-92-61)

INITIATIVE CENTER OF THE PEOPLE'S FRONT OF TATARSTAN

founded in 1988; chairman of the organizational committee-Albert Gatin (tel. 76-54-75); HQs- Kazan, Komleva Street 4 (tel. 36-93-74)

ISLAMIC DEMOCRATIC PARTY

founded in 1991; chairman of the coordinating council--imam-khatib of the Moscow mosque Fanil Akhmadi

LIBERAL-DEMOCRATIC PARTY (of Vladimir Zhirinovsky)

chairman of the Tatarstan branch--Valery Gordeyev

MARJANI SOCIETY

founded in 1988; about 1OO members; president--Zaki Zainullin; HQs- Kazan, Komleva Street 14 (tel. 36-98-12)

MILLI MEJLIS (national 'parliament')

founded in 1992; chairman--Talgat Abdullin

NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE PARTY 'ITTIFAK'

founded in 199O; about 5OO members; chairman--Fauzia Bayramova (Naberezhnye Chelny)

ORGANIZATION OF LEFT-WING SOCIALIST-ORIENTED FORCES

founded in 1991; chairman--Victor Kudryavtsev (tel. 74-23-12; 74-14-94)

PEOPLE'S PARTY OF FREE RUSSIA (of Alexandr Rutskoi)

Kazan branch founded in 1991; about 5O members; leaders--Vladimir Belyaev (tel. 36-5O-11) and Yevgeni Bagayev

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TATARSTAN

founded in 1992; about 1OO members; chairman--Ruzal Yusupov (tel. 32-42-87)

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF THE PEOPLES OF TATARSTAN

(former Social-Democratic Party); chairman--Alexandr Kuznetsov (tel. 36-74-21)

SOVEREIGNTY COMMITTEE

Chairman--Amir Makhmudov; HQs--Kazan, Kayum Nasiry Street 1/5 apt. 22 (tel. 32-95-64)

TATAR PUBLIC CENTER

The largest political organization in Tatarstan; founded in 1989; about 2OOO members in Tatarstan; has many branches in other cities; president-Marat Molukov; HQs--42OO111 Kazan, Lobachevsky Street 6/27 (tel. 32-45-37)

'VATAN' SOCIETY (promotes ties with Tatars living abroad)

founded in 199O in Kazan; about 300 members; president- Remzil Veli ; vice-president--Damir Gismetdin and Ildus Sadik Office Address 4200111 Kazan Lobachevsky Street 6/27 Tel: 32-63-77 & Tel/Fax 32-48-52

YOUTH FOR DEMOCRACY

founded in 1991; about 6O members (mostly students of Kazan university); chairman--Niyaz Akhmadullin (tel. 32-38-33)


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