Moscow has Given Refugee Status to Only Two Syrian Circassians of 3,000 Who’ve Applied

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Moscow has Given Refugee Status to Only Two Syrian Circassians of 3,000 Who’ve Applied

Paul Goble

Staunton, June 26 – Despite its role in the Syrian conflict, Moscow has granted refugee status to only two Circassians from Syria of the roughly 3,000 who’ve applied for that status, Alisa Shishkina says, the result of Russian fears that such people are or will become Islamist radicals or that they will disturb the shaky ethnic balance in the North Caucasus. Read more

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“الشركس يدينون مشروع قانون الكرملين اللغوي بـاعتباره “سياسة إمبريالية بحتة

الجمعة 22 يونيو/حزيران 2018

الشركس يدينون مشروع قانون الكرملين اللغوي بـاعتباره ”سياسة إمبريالية بحتة“

بول غوبل

ترجمة: عادل بشقوي

22 يونيو/حزيران 2018

            ستاونتون، 22 يونيو / حزيران أثار انتهاء مجلس الدوما الروسي من تمرير مشروع الكرملين المتعلق بقانون اللغة بالقراءة الأولى بنجاح الذي من شأنه أن يجعل دراسة جميع اللغات في روسيا، باستثناء اللغة الروسية طوعياً بواقع 373 صوتًا مقابل 3 أصوات مع امتناع واحد عن التصويت، غضبًا في الجمهوريات غير الروسية بشكل عام والأخرى الشركسية على وجه الخصوص باعتباره حالة مذهلة ”للسياسة الإمبريالية البحتة“ للمركز. Read more

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Circassians Denounce Kremlin’s Language Bill as ‘Purely Imperial Policy’

Friday, June 22, 2018

Circassians Denounce Kremlin’s Language Bill as ‘Purely Imperial Policy’

Paul Goble

Staunton, June 22 – The Duma’s passage on first reading of the Kremlin’s language bill that would make the study of all languages in Russia except Russian purely voluntary by a vote of 373 to 3 with one abstention has sparked outrage in the non-Russian republics generally and the Circassian  ones in particular as an appalling case of the center’s “purely imperial policy.” Read more

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Intellectual Invasion Proxies

Intellectual Invasion Proxies

 

By: Adel Bashqawi

22 June, 2018 Read more

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Russian Government Heavily Funding Many Cossack Groups, MBK Investigation Says

Monday, May 28, 2018

Russian Government Heavily Funding Many Cossack Groups, MBK Investigation Says

Paul Goble

            Staunton, May 28 –  The Russian authorities in Moscow and “from Kaliningrad to Salekhard” provides generous funding to neo-Cossack groups prepared to cooperate with the state and “gives them rights which have converted them into a special subject of the administrative code with large authority and special social protection.”

            That is the conclusion journalist Darya Bayeva reaches on the basis of an MBK news agency investigation into the overt and often covert programs of state support for people who want to call themselves Cossacks whatever their real background is (mbk.media/suzhet/bolshie-appetity/). Read more

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Circassians Remember the Past But Mobilize for the Future

Circassians Remember the Past But Mobilize for the Future

May 21 memorial ceremony, Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria (Source: circassianworld.com)

May 21 memorial ceremony, Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria (Source: circassianworld.com)

This year as every year for more than a century, the nearly 500,000 Circassians in their North Caucasus homeland and the more than five million Circassians in the diaspora paused, on May 21, to remember the losses they suffered during their 101-year-long resistance to Russian imperial expansion and their forcible expulsion from their homeland in 1864. Indeed, according to Zaurbek Kozhev of the Kabardino-Balkar Institute of Humanitarian Research, this memorial day is “an inalienable part of contemporary Circassian identity” and thus the basis for the mobilization of the community to pursue its collective goals, a point other speakers at memorial meetings made as well (Kavkazsky Uzel, May 23). Read more

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Fifteen Minutes of Fame Long Gone: Circassian Activism before and after the Sochi Olympics

Fifteen Minutes of Fame Long Gone: Circassian Activism before and after the Sochi Olympics

Bo Petersson and Karina Vamling

Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden

bo.petersson@mah.se,   karina.vamling@mah.se Read more

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