Tishkov Continues His Campaign Against Non-Russian Languages and Nations who Speak Them

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tishkov Continues His Campaign Against Non-Russian Languages and Nations who Speak Them

Paul Goble

            Staunton, September 13 – In Izvestiya just days after Udmurt scholar and activist Albert Razin committed suicide to protest Moscow’s destruction of his native language, Academician Valery Tishkov dismissed Razin’s action as a personal tragedy based on a misconception and continued his efforts to undermine non-Russian languages and the nations who speak them. 

            Tishkov, former nationalities minister and director of the Moscow Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology and a close advisor to Vladimir Putin on nationality issues, said that Razin was wrong to think that a people “dies” if its language does and urged exactly the kind of actions the Udmurt scholar was protesting about (iz.ru/920557/valerii-tishkov/narod-ne-umiraet-s-iazykom). Read more

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АРТИЛЛЕРИЯ ЧЕРКЕСОВ В КАВКАЗСКОЙ ВОЙНЕ (1765-1864)

АРТИЛЛЕРИЯ ЧЕРКЕСОВ В КАВКАЗСКОЙ ВОЙНЕ (1765-1864)

Анзор ОСТАХОВ | 08.09.2019

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Немаловажным вопросом в изучении военного искусства черкесов является вопрос об их артиллерии. С одной стороны, он позволяет глубоко понять недостатки адыгского военного дела и крайний предел ресурса его развития. С другой – он наглядно демонстрирует те перспективы, которые могли значительно повысить боевую мощь горцев. Именно этот вопрос ближе всех подводит к раскрытию причин поражения черкесов в Кавказской войне (1765-1864). Read more

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The Circassian Exodus

The Circassian Exodus

21 MayResearchAcademic studiesExile1864 | The Times, The Circassian Exodus

The Times
New Zealand Spectator and Cook’s Strait Guardian, Volume XIX, Issue 1987, 17 August 1864, Page 4 (From The Times, May 9, 1864, p.11.)

Constantinople, April 28.

Official intimation has been received here of the capitulation or Vardar, the last stronghold of the Circassians, and of the consequent submission of all the tribes. I had occasion in a previous letter to refer to the flood of immigration which was pouring into the Turkish dominions from the Caucasus, and to the defeats which had been experienced by these gallant mountaineers; and although there could be no doubt at that time that the cause of the Circassians was hopeless, there was not sufficient ground for anticipating the extraordinary movement which has since developed itself, and which threatens, unless immediate relief and succour be obtained, to degenerate, as regards these poor people, into an awful disaster. Read more

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مبكاة التهجير

مبكاة التهجير

دونها الكاتب والمؤرخ الشركسي كوبا شعبان، ومن تأليف حاج برزج جراندوقه ونقلها حتقوه قوال

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Moscow’s Push for Russification and Republics’ Inability to Resist Speeding Up Demise of Circassian and Other Non-Russian Languages, Khakuasheva Says

Friday, August 16, 2019

Moscow’s Push for Russification and Republics’ Inability to Resist Speeding Up Demise of Circassian and Other Non-Russian Languages, Khakuasheva Says

Paul Goble

            Staunton, August 14 – Moscow’s push for the assimilation of non-Russians under the guise that Russian can be the native language of these nations and the inability or unwillingness of republic leaders to fight back is accelerating the demise of Circassian and other non-Russian languages, Madina Khakuasheva says.

            In a 2500-word article expanding on a talk she gave in May, the senior researcher at the Kabardino-Balkar Institute for Research on the Humanities addresses this combined threat to the future of non-Russian languages in the Kabardino-Balkar Republic and more generally (zapravakbr.ru/index.php/analitik/1316-madina-khakuasheva-problema-rodnykh-yazykov-v-kbr). Read more

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Who Turned Out to Moscow’s Opposition Protest?

Who Turned Out to Moscow’s Opposition Protest?

August 12, 2019

Violetta Nadbitova / MT

Violetta Nadbitova / MT

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Republics, Not Moscow, Can Decide Whether to Allow Circassians from Syria to Come to Russia, Foreign Ministry Disingenuously Says

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Republics, Not Moscow, Can Decide Whether to Allow Circassians from Syria to Come to Russia, Foreign Ministry Disingenuously Says

Paul Goble

            Staunton, August 7 – After an article sharply criticized Moscow for not admitting more Circassians from Syria (windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2019/07/circassian-activist-denounces-moscow.html), the Regnum news agency asked the Russian Foreign Ministry for its reaction. The MFA said decisions about such admissions are the province of the republics, not Moscow.

            In yet another example of Moscow’s proclivity to shift responsibility but not resources to the regions and republics, the foreign ministry in a 600 word statement says that the republics and regions of Russia have the right to decide which applicants for admission to the country will be accepted under the compatriots program (regnum.ru/news/polit/2683485.html). Read more

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