National minorities’ formations. Cultural autonomies and NGO
The Ukrainian diaspora is the most numerous in the region (almost 3% population), and in Samoylovsky district, which is considered an unofficial center of the Ukrainian diaspora, the Ukrainians make up 26%. Saratov region Ukrainian diaspora is united in “The Volga region Ukraine League”, formed in 1999, and “ Saratov friendly association of the Volga region Ukrainians”.
The Kazakh diaspora is less then the Ukrainian one in number. However, in Algaisky district the Kazakhs make up a half of the population. “The association of the Volga region Kazakhs”, the regional center of the Kazakh culture “Kazakhstan”, the Kazakh Volga region League (KVRL), the Kazakh cultural center “Arman”(t. Krasny Kut), Saratov union of the Kazakh youth were set up in the region.
The German diaspora organizations are represented by the Regional National- cultural autonomy of the Russian Volga region Germans, Saratov German society “Heimat”, Saratov interregional organization “The Volga region Germans association”, the national cultural center “Revival”, Saratov German cultural-educational center “Freundschaft”, the Volga region German youth union, Marx district organization “The Volga region Germans friendly association”, the soviet Germans society “Revival”, etc.
The Tatar diaspora. About 80 thousand Tatars reside in the region. Saratov region national cultural autonomy is registered there. In addition, National- cultural Tatar autonomy (city of Saratov) Saratov Tatar public cultural- educational society “Idel” operate in the region.
Bashkir national- cultural autonomy and Tatar-Bashkir public society «Idel» represent the Bashkir diaspora.
The Chuvash diaspora has created Saratov regional Chuvash national- cultural autonomy “Entesh”. There is also National- cultural center of Finno-Ugric peoples “Sofun” in the city.
The Jewish diaspora has created Saratov city national- cultural autonomy, Saratov regional Jewish charitable center “Hasdey Erushalaim”, the Jewish society of culture, education and mercy “Bet”, Saratov Jewish community “Khabat – Lubavich”, Saratov regional public Jewish organization “Tshuva” (“Revival”), Saratov regional public organization “ Jewish youth association “Beyt-Ghilel”.
The Byelorussian diaspora keeps within the National- cultural autonomy “The Byelorussian Volga region friendly association”.
The Azerbaijan diaspora numbers 30 thousand persons. Saratov regional Azerbaijan society “Vatan”, Azerbaijan society “Yurd” (t. Engels), Saratov regional public organization “Azerbaijan national- cultural center “Birlik”, Saratov regional public Azerbaijan organization “ARZU”.
The Armenian diaspora has created the Armenian center of national culture and the community “Krunk”. Saratov regional public organization “The center of Russian- Armenian cultural and business collaboration” and Armenian public organization of Volsk district.
The Daghestan peoples are united in The Society of the Daghestan peoples’ representatives “Daghestan”, the Chechens and Ingushes have formed the Chechen- Ingush cultural center “Bart” and Saratov regional public organization he society of Chechen- Ingush culture “Niyso”.
The Corean diaspora is represented by the Corean national- cultural center. (http://www.sarbc.ru/on_line/shownews.phtml?d=4028&Dat=20010205&nsid=1 ).
. The Kurdish diaspora is represented by the Regional Kurdish national- cultural autonomy, Saratov Kurdish national- cultural autonomy, Ozinsky district public organization “TheKurdish national- cultural center “Midia” and the Kurdish national- cultural center “Ronai”.
In the region there is a National- cultural center “Polish House”. The Regional Fund for social protection of the Central Asia peoples “Sogdiana” and Islam public organization of social protection and cultural revival are also registered in the region.
The regional authority established «The house of peoples’ friendship in Saratov region» in 2000.
In their turn, Saratov department of culture and the committee of city property administration founded the municipal institution of culture “ The city center of national cultures”.