Two New Circassian Organizations Take Up Cudgels for that Nation’s History, Language and Toponymy

Friday, September 10, 2021

Two New Circassian Organizations Take Up Cudgels for that Nation’s History, Language and Toponymy

Paul Goble

Staunton, Sept. 10 – Two new Circassian organizations set up last week in Kabardino-Balkaria plan to take up the cudgels for the defense of Circassian history, the survival and growth of the Circassian language, and the maintenance or even more the defense of Circassian place names across the North Caucasus.

The first of these is the Circassian (Adyg) Historical-Geographic Society, and the second is the Unified Circassian Media Space. They already show signs that they will invigorate Circassian activism generally and challenge Moscow (adygplus.blogspot.com/2021/09/new-circassian-historical-geographical.html and caucasustimes.com/ru/cherkesskoe-istoriko-geograficheskogo-obshhestvo-izuchit-gruzinskie-arhivy/). Read more

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Paul Goble’s 42 Windows on Eurasia for Sept. 5 – 10, 2021

Paul Goble’s 42 Windows on Eurasia for Sept. 5 – 10, 2021

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Paul Goble’s 42 Windows on Eurasia for Aug. 29 – Sept. 3, 2021

 Paul Goble’s 42 Windows on Eurasia for Aug. 29 – Sept. 3, 2021

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New Survey Shows ‘Adyge Khabze,’ the Code of the Circassians, Still Shapes that Nation

Monday, August 30, 2021

New Survey Shows ‘Adyge Khabze,’ the Code of the Circassians, Still Shapes that Nation

Paul Goble

Staunton, August 30 – A new survey by the Adygey Republic Institute of Research on the Humanities finds that 59 percent of Circassians have a detailed understanding of the Adyge Khabze, the code that defines the behavior of their nation, and 39 percent more have at least a partial understanding.

That means that the traditional code of the Circassians is not some ethnographic curiosity from the past but a vital part of Circassian life to this day, a part that has helped them resist Russianization, Islamization and national decay, Adam Tleush, the director of the Institute says (natpressru.info/index.php?newsid=12558). Read more

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Circassian Demands for Meeting on Border Dispute Threatens Stability of Two Remaining Bi-National Republics

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Circassian Demands for Meeting on Border Dispute Threatens Stability of Two Remaining Bi-National Republics

Paul Goble

Staunton, August 24 – The KBR Coordination Council of Circassian Public Organizations has demanded that the head of Kabardino-Balkaria take steps to guarantee the return to the republic pasture lands illegally occupied by farmers from Karachayevo-Cherkessia, a dispute likely to send shockwaves through the two remaining bi-national republics in Russia.

The amount of land involved is small – the two parcels total only 1724 hectares – but the issue is growing. The Circassians say that the KBR republic must take steps now or they will convene a republic-wide meeting (caucasustimes.com/ru/adygskie-aktivisty-grozjat-vlastjam-kbr-obshherespublikanskim-mitingom/). Read more

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Paul Goble’s 42 Windows on Eurasia for Aug. 24-29, 2021

Paul Goble’s 42 Windows on Eurasia for Aug. 24-29, 2021

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Paul Goble’s 42 Windows on Eurasia for Aug. 12-17, 2021

Paul Goble’s 42 Windows on Eurasia for Aug. 12-17, 2021

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