Circassians Among Most Repressed Peoples of Soviet Peoples, Documents Show

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Circassians Among Most Repressed Peoples of Soviet Peoples, Documents Show

Paul Goble

            Staunton, April 21 – In a review of a new book on political repression of the Circassians in the first decades of Soviet power, M.N. Gubzhokov says that while Circassian elites shared the fate of many other peoples of the USSR, “they are largely absent from domestic historical studies that discuss political repression and ethnic cleansings.”

            The book in question is Political Repressions of Circassians in the North Caucasus (1918-1940) Archival Materials and Memoirs, compiled by A.K. Sharapova (in Russian, Nalchik, 2017, 824 pp.) The review, originally in the Vestnik of the Adygey Republic Institute for Research in the Humanities, is available at natpressru.info/index.php?newsid=11617). Read more

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Circassian National Movement Saved and Empowered by the Internet, Kabard Says

Friday, April 19, 2019

Circassian National Movement Saved and Empowered by the Internet, Kabard Says

Paul Goble

Staunton, April 17 – Moscow might have been able more or less indefinitely to continue its divide-and-rule strategy against the Circassian nation had it not been the Internet, a technology that allowed the members of a community Moscow had artificially divided up into various “nationalities” to come together as one, Andzor Kabard says.

The Kabard activist who lives in New York exile says that even with the upsurge of national feeling at the end of Soviet times, Moscow was keeping the Circassians divided. But it had not counted on the power of the Internet which the Circassians used to raise both their issue at the Sochi Olympics and their national consciousness (opendemocracy.net/en/odr/russia-calling-yourself-circassian-always-political). Read more

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In Russia, calling yourself Circassian is always political

In Russia, calling yourself Circassian is always political

Scattered across the world, Circassians are increasingly active online. Now in Russia, activists are putting forward an initiative to unite under a single name.


Andzor Kabard
18 April 2019

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Statement on the Unfortunate Events between Ingushetia and Chechnya

Statement on the Unfortunate Events between Ingushetia and Chechnya

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Черкесский общественный лидер выступил в поддержку ингушских активистов, задержанных после митингов

Черкесский общественный лидер выступил в поддержку ингушских активистов, задержанных после митингов 

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Митинг в Магасе, 26 марта 2019 года

Митинг в Магасе, 26 марта 2019 года

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Главное за неделю. 23-29 марта / Нерекомендованный совет

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Главное за неделю. 23-29 марта

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Мартин Кочесоко: адыгагъэ – не этническое понятие

Мартин Кочесоко: адыгагъэ – не этническое понятие

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