Galina Starovoitova

Galina Starovoitova is a member of the Russian parliament, where she is active in the human rights committee and the constitutional commission. An expert on nationality issues, she has been outspoken in defending the rights of minority peoples. Her essay is drawn in part from her remarks at the Fourth Worm Conference of the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, D.C., on 27 April 1993.