10,000 Windows on Eurasia

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

10,000 Windows on Eurasia

Paul Goble

            Staunton, April 29 – This is the 10,000th Window on Eurasia in the new series I launched seven years ago after our house burned and I was diagnosed with leukemia. I did not expect to reach this milestone; in fact, I did not even expect to reach the number of roughly 5,000 WOEs I prepared in the first series between 2004 and 2011.

            But as I often say to myself, better preparing WOEs than feeling woes.– not an especially clever observation but one that is very much heartfelt. And I want to say thank you to all of you who have sent me comments, corrections, and suggestions.  I have learned an enormous amount from you. I only hope I have been able to return the favor. Read more

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Gertrude Bell’s Latter to her Father, Sir Hugh Bell

Gertrude Bell’s Latter to her Father, Sir Hugh Bell

26 April 1900

Thurs 26. [26 April 1900] We got off at 6.30 and rode all up the Wady Sir [Wadi es Sir], a most beautiful green valley full of oaks growing in clusters as though they were in an English park. Corn and water mills and every sign of prosperity showed us that we were reaching the Circassian country. Their first village was Es Sir at the head of the valley, good stone built houses, with verandahs supported by wooden pillars, neat clean courtyards with a couple of figtrees and a few willows growing in them and a tidy well clad population – it was extraordinarily un-Arabic. Read more

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АКТИВИСТЫ ОСУДИЛИ ЗАПРЕТ АВТОПРОБЕГА С АДЫГСКИМИ ФЛАГАМИ В КБР

АКТИВИСТЫ ОСУДИЛИ ЗАПРЕТ АВТОПРОБЕГА С АДЫГСКИМИ ФЛАГАМИ В КБР
1 / 5 / 2019
Кабардино-Балкария – единственная республика, где черкесским активистам не согласовали автопробег в День флага. Власти боятся усиления национального движения, но политика запретов чревата выходом ситуации из-под контроля, считают черкесский активист Мартин Кочесоко и правозащитник Валерий Хатажуков.
Как писал “Кавказский узел“, в День черкесского флага 25 апреля силовики в Нальчике останавливали всех, кто ехал на автомобилях и мотоциклах с этим флагом, ряд активистов был оштрафован, рассказали очевидцы. Пользователи соцсетей выразили возмущение действиями силовиков.

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Circassian Center Opens in Istanbul as Link Between Homeland and Diaspora

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Circassian Center Opens in Istanbul as Link Between Homeland and Diaspora

Paul Goble

            Staunton, April 27 – Some 500 people came to the opening of a Circassian Cultural Center in Istanbul, a center that intends to play a role linking the more than three million Circassians in Turkey with the three-quarters of a million of their fellow ethnics in the North Caucasus homeland.

            Even though there are questions as to how freely the Turkish government and the Russian government will allow it to operate given that each has concerns about Circassians as minorities, this is an important symbolic “embassy” of the Circassian communities in both countries and elsewhere as well (kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/334841/). Read more

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بشتو يقول إن المسؤولين في الجمهورية متورطون بين موسكو والجمهور في يوم العلم الشركسي

السبت 27 أبريل/نيسان 2019

بشتو يقول إن المسؤولين في الجمهورية متورطون بين موسكو والجمهور في يوم العلم الشركسي

بول غوبل (Paul Goble)

ترجمة: عادل بشقوي

28 أبريل/نيسان 2019

ستاونتون، 25 أبريل/نيسان تحتفل العديد من الدول في جميع أنحاء العالم بـ ”أيام العَلَم“ الخاصة بها، لكن بالنسبة لمعظمها، يعتبر يوم العَلَم في أفضل الأحوال مناسبة ثانوية، وعادةً لا يعتبر يوم عطلة أو له معنىً عميقًا لأولئك الذين يحتفلون به. غير أنه بالنسبة للشركس، وبسبب وضعهم وبسبب العلم، يعتبر هذا التاريخ أكثر اهمية بكثير.

اليوم، كما أصبح  يحتفل به تقليديًا، يحتفل الشراكسة الذين يعيشون في جميع أنحاء العالم بيوم العلم الشركسي. وداخل حدود الفيدرالية الروسية، حيث يظل الشركس مُقسَّمين رسمياً إلى ستة قوميات، يحاول المسؤولون عرقلة الاحتفالات؛ لكن ذلك بحد ذاته يجعل تلك الفعاليات والعلم نفسه أكثر أهمية. Read more

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Republic Officials Caught between Moscow and People on Circassian Flag Day, Beshto Says

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Republic Officials Caught between Moscow and People on Circassian Flag Day, Beshto Says

Paul Goble
Staunton, April 25 – Many countries around the world celebrate their respective “flag days,” but for most, this is at best a secondary holiday, typically one that doesn’t involve a day off or have deep meaning for those who do mark it. For the Circassians, however, because of their situation and because of the flag, it is a vastly more important date. Read more

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Открытие черкесского центра собрало в Стамбуле представителей разных стран

27 апреля 2019

Открытие черкесского центра собрало в Стамбуле представителей разных стран

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