No One Asked North Caucasians about Possible Resettlement of South African Boers in Their Land

Monday, July 9, 2018

No One Asked North Caucasians about Possible Resettlement of South African Boers in Their Land

Paul Goble

            Staunton, July 8 – Moscow’s plans to resettle some or all of approximately 15,000 Boers from South Africa in the North Caucasus has infuriated residents of that region for three reasons, experts say. First of all, the Christian Boers have no links to the region and would not fit into the predominantly Muslim communities there. Read more

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Sochi 2018 FIFA World Cup — Humanity and Justice are Among Top Losers

Sochi 2018 FIFA World Cup — Humanity and Justice are Among Top Losers

By: Adel Bashqawi

28 June, 2018

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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“

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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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Intellectual Invasion Proxies

Intellectual Invasion Proxies

 

By: Adel Bashqawi

22 June, 2018 Read more

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Besides the Russian Victory: Five Other Stories from the World Cup

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Besides the Russian Victory: Five Other Stories from the World Cup

Paul Goble

            Staunton, June 20 – As a result of its second victory, the Russian team has advanced to the second round of the World Cup, the first time it has done so since 1986, an occasion for congratulations and massive celebration by Russians across the country, developments that are eclipsing almost everything else. Read more

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Languages Play Very Different Role in North Caucasus than in Middle Volga, Experts Say

Monday, May 28, 2018

Languages Play Very Different Role in North Caucasus than in Middle Volga, Experts Say

Paul Goble

            Staunton, May 28 – In the debate about Vladimir Putin’s proposed law making the study of non-Russian languages voluntary, officials in the Middle Volga republics have lined up with their populations in opposing the measure, while officials in the North Caucasus have backed the Kremlin measure even though many in their populations object.

            This reflects the very different status and meaning of languages in the two regions, according to two experts, Amil Sarkarov of the Derbent news agency and Ruslan Aysin of the Poistine portal, who were interviewed by OnKavkaz journalist Amina Suleymanova (onkavkaz.com/news/2264-pochemu-vlasti-respublik-kavkaza-ne-zaschischayut-svoi-jazyki-pered-moskvoi-tak-jarostno-kak-ta.html). 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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