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Dying To Keep A Language Alive: Scholar's Suicide Shakes Udmurtia


Dying To Keep A Language Alive: Scholar's Suicide Shakes Udmurtia
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Albert Razin, a scholar and activist in the Russian region of Udmurtia, set himself on fire in front of the local parliament building in September and died shortly afterwards. His death was a final act of protest in defense of the Udmurt language, which he believed was threatened by recent legislation from Moscow.

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