Worldwide UN Family Celebrates Enduring Universal Values of Human Rights

Worldwide UN Family Celebrates Enduring Universal Values of Human Rights

UN Photo A group of Japanese women look at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights during a visit to the UN's interim headquarters in Lake Success in February 1950

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A group of Japanese women look at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights during a visit to the UN’s interim headquarters in Lake Success in February 1950

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Circassia Being Part Of Caucasus Mosaic

Circassia Being Part Of Caucasus Mosaic

By: Adel Bashqawi                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 December, 2018

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New Nationality Strategy Opens Way to More Russian Chauvinism and Drive toward a Unitary State, Pain and Arutyunov Say

Saturday, October 27, 2018

New Nationality Strategy Opens Way to More Russian Chauvinism and Drive toward a Unitary State, Pain and Arutyunov Say

Paul Goble

Staunton, October 27 – The much-delayed new edition of Moscow’s “Strategy for the State Nationality Policy of the Russian Federation” that was presented to Vladimir Putin yesterday opens the way to both the growth of great power chauvinism and a new attack on Russian federalism, according to two of the country’s most distinguished specialists. Read more

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Виталий Портников: Россия сама создала мир, где возможен ее демонтаж

Виталий Портников: Россия сама создала мир, где возможен ее демонтаж

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KBR Clash in September Continues to Cast Dark Shadow on the Caucasus

Monday, October 8, 2018

KBR Clash in September Continues to Cast Dark Shadow on the Caucasus

Paul Goble

Staunton, October 8 – The September 19 clashes between Kabards and Balkars over the commemoration of a battle three centuries ago appear to have had led to the deaths of two residents of the KBR, a development that likely would be attracting far more attention were it not for the events in Ingushetia. Read more

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Western Powers, Circassian Elites to Blame for 1864, MGIMO Historian Says

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Western Powers, Circassian Elites to Blame for 1864, MGIMO Historian Says

Paul Goble

            Staunton, September 25 – In what may become a new theme for Russian propaganda, MGIMO historian Vladimir Degoyev says that the departure of hundreds of thousands of Circassians from the North Caucasus to the Ottoman Empire was the result of the Great Game between Russia and the West in the 19th century and of the shortcomings of Circassian elites.

            In an article in the new issue of Yuzhnorossiiskoye obozreniye, Degoyev attacks what he describes as the politicized oversimplification by Circassian activists of what happened 150 years ago following the Russian occupation of the Circassian portions of the North Caucasus (kavkazoved.info/images/myfls/2018/ap2018-97.pdf pp. 84-91). Read more

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Setting the North Caucasus Ablaze is Easy; Putting Out the Flames is Hard

Monday, September 24, 2018

Setting the North Caucasus Ablaze is Easy; Putting Out the Flames is Hard

Paul Goble

            Staunton, September 23 – Because of its earlier bitter experience, Moscow’s policy in the North Caucasus over the last decade has been to use subsidies and force to make sure that ethnic and religious conflicts do not break out in the region since setting the North Caucasus ablaze is easy – there is a lot of “dry tinder” around – but putting out the conflagration is hard.

            That makes some of Moscow’s recent actions, including both intentional moves and failures, surprising and has led some to ask this week “why did the powers that be allow the outburst of the Kabardino-Balkar conflict?” (onkavkaz.com/news/2403-v-kbr-promorgali-konflikt-pochemu-vlasti-dopustili-vspyshku-kabardino-balkarskogo-protivostojan.html). Read more

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