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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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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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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Главное за неделю. 23-29 марта / Нерекомендованный совет

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Главное за неделю. 23-29 марта

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Remembering the Circassian Deportations and Massacres

Remembering the Circassian Deportations and Massacres

For over a century, from 1763 onwards, the peoples of Circassian lands situated in the north-western Caucasus defended their homelands against Russian expansion.

The Circassian people, who by and large adopted Islam in the eighteenth century, were almost entirely affected by the terrible destruction of their communities and the forced displacement from their historic homeland during the last decades of the Tsarist regime. Russian General Yevdokimov was tasked to execute this policy of forced displacement as of 1860 with newly formed mobile columns of riflemen and Cossack cavalry. Read more

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Forced Migration and Mortality in the Ottoman Empire – An Annotated Map

Forced Migration and Mortality in the Ottoman Empire – An Annotated Map

The breakup of the Ottoman Empire set thousands upon thousands of forlorn refugees on the move. Read more

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