Thursday, May 20, 2021
Putin’s Insistence on Single Narrative in Caucasus Deepening Divide Between Russians and Circassians, Urushadze Says
Staunton, May 18 – Three days before Circassians around the world mark the anniversary of the expulsion of their ancestors from the Russian Empire at the end of the 101-year-long Russian campaign against their nation and state, the For KBR Rights portal has reposted a study about how that history continues to affect Russian and Circassian communities.
In his 2018 article, “The Caucasian War in the Historical Memory of the Adygs and in the Russian Communications Sphere” (in Russian; Politicheskaya nauka 3 (2018): 129-156), Amiran Uruzhadze says that the refusal of the Russian side to recognize the centrality of this date for Circassians is radicalizing the latter and deepening the divide between them and Russians. Read more
On the Day of Commemoration of Genocide, Circassians Seek Restoring their Forgotten Rights
By: Adel Bashqawi
21 May, 2021
В День памяти черкесы стремятся к восстановлению утраченных и забытых прав
21 мая 2021 г.
The Tenth Anniversary of Circassian Genocide Recognition
By: Adel Bashqawi
20 May 2021
Десятая годовщина признания геноцида черкесов
20 мая 2021 г.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Circassians Debate Plans in Advance of May 21st Anniversary
Staunton, May 13 – A week from now, Circassians in the homeland and around the world will mark the anniversary of the expulsion of their ancestors from the North Caucasus by Russian forces in 1864, an action that almost all of them believe was an act of genocide that must be recognized and to the extent possible reversed.
Last year, Circassians could not hold the public meetings that have become the hallmark of this date in their community. Instead, they had to conduct these sessions virtually, something that had the welcome effect of expanding ties between the half million Circassians in the North Caucasus and the millions more abroad (windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2020/04/circassians-mull-how-to-mark-may-21.html). Read more