Traditional Belief System Again Informing Ever More Aspects of Circassian Life, Uniting the Nation

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Traditional Belief System Again Informing Ever More Aspects of Circassian Life, Uniting the Nation

Paul Goble

Staunton, August 17 – As recently as 2012, many Russian commentators suggested that Adyge Habze, the collection of traditional beliefs that for centuries have informed Circassian identity and behavior, were dying out, the result of globalization and the policies of the Soviet government (windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2013/01/window-on-eurasia-circassians-caught.html).

            There were good reasons then to believe such Russian suggestions were less a description of reality than of the hopes of the imperial center that beliefs which had informed the Circassian struggle against the Russian advance in earlier centuries were dying out.  Now, thanks to the work of Circassian scholars, there are even more compelling reasons for rejecting their claims. Read more

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تقول خاكواشيفا: ”دفع موسكو باتجاه الترويس وعجز الجمهوريات عن مقاومة الإسراع في زوال اللغة الشركسية واللغات غير الروسية الأخرى“

الجمعة  16 أغسطس/آب 2019

تقول خاكواشيفا: ”دفع موسكو باتجاه الترويس وعجز الجمهوريات عن مقاومة الإسراع في زوال اللغة الشركسية واللغات غير الروسية الأخرى

بول غوبل (Paul Goble)

ترجمةعادل بشقوي

17 أغسطس/آب 2019

            ستاونتون، 14 أغسطس/آب — إن دفع موسكو إلى استيعاب وتذويب غير الروس تحت ستار أن اللغة الروسية يمكن أن تكون هي اللغة الأصلية لهذه الأمم وأن عجز أو عدم رغبة زعماء الجمهوريات في الرد يساعد على الإسراع في زوال اللغة الشركسية واللغات غير الروسية الأخرى، كما تقول مدينه خاكواشيفا (Madina Khakuasheva).

وفي مقال مؤلف من 2500 كلمة بشأن الكلمة التي ألقتها في مايو/أيار الماضي، تناولت الباحثة البارزة في معهد قباردينو-بلكاريا لبحوث العلوم الإنسانية (Kabardino-Balkar Institute for Research on the Humanities) هذا التهديد المشترك لمستقبل اللغات غير الروسية في جمهورية قباردينو-بلكاريا وبصورة أعم (zapravakbr.ru/index.php/analitik/1316-madina-khakuasheva-problema-rodnykh-yazykov-v-kbr). Read more

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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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Moscow City Blocks Picket in Support of Ingush and Other North Caucasus Journalists Now Under Arrest

Friday, August 16, 2019

Moscow City Blocks Picket in Support of Ingush and Other North Caucasus Journalists Now Under Arrest

Paul Goble

            Staunton, August 14 – The Moscow city authorities have rejected an application by the Journalists Union to hold a demonstration in defense of journalists now behind bars in the North Caucasus, an action intended to reduce attention to their fate but one that appears likely to backfire on the powers that be.

            The Union had sought permission to have a picket in support of Ingushetia’s Zarifa Sautiyeva, Rashid Maysigov and Izabella Yevloyeva, as well as Daghestan’s Abdulmumin Gadzhiyeva and KBR’s Martin Kochesoko (capost.media/news/society/piket-v-zashchitu-zhurnalistov-severnogo-kavkaza-pomeshal-prokhodu-grazhdan/). Read more

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Гендерные отношения в черкесской культуре, – онтологический аспект

15-08-2019
Тема была обсуждена на международной конференции в научном центре фонда Рондели. Тбилиси, ноябрь 2018. Опубликована в турецком журнале Jocus в мае 2019.

В статье представлена авторская интерпретация онтологического аспекта гендерных отношений, лежащих в основе традиционной черкесской культуры. Автор апеллирует к концепции Гегеля, который актуализирует национальное как способ освобождения, представленный в самом широком диапазоне – от национально-освободительной народной борьбы до индивидуальных интенций, способствующих достижению экзистенциальной свободы.

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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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Мадина ХАКУАШЕВА: Проблема родных языков в КБР

Мадина ХАКУАШЕВА: Проблема родных языков в КБР

  madina (3)Проблема родных языков в КБР

(расширенный вариант выступления на круглом столе, прошедшего в Нальчике 20 мая 2019) 

 

Предпосылки

20 мая 2009 года, ровно 10 лет назад, оказавшись среди авторов толстого журнала «Дружба народов», приглашенных по поводу его 70-летнего юбилея, мы впервые услышали, что по классификации ЮНЕСКО все северокавказские языки являются умирающими. Эту информацию озвучил кто-то из редколлегии, кажется, зам. главного редактора Леонид Арамович Теракопян. Read more

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