Kadir Natho, who Introduced Circassian Nation to Its Diaspora and the World, Dies at 93

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Kadir Natho, who Introduced Circassian Nation to Its Diaspora and the World, Dies at 93

Paul Goble

            Staunton, January 8 – Writers and novelists always play a key role in national movements, explaining to the members of their nations why they are important and why the protection of their community and the advancement of its goals are so important if the nation is to survive.

            But few play a more important role in that regard than those who do these things both for the diasporas in which they find themselves and whose members are always at risk of falling away from the nation and for the rest of the world which often knows little about their nation, its past greatness, its current travails, and its future plans. Read more

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Paul Goble’s 42 Windows on Eurasia for Jan. 8-13, 2021

Paul Goble’s 42 Windows on Eurasia for Jan. 8-13, 2021

1.      Russia among Countries which have Suffered Most from Pandemic, Shelin Says

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2.      Kadir Natho, who Introduced Circassian Nation to Its Diaspora and the World, Dies at 93

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3.      Despite Marxist Hostility to Religion, Believers Managed to Build More than a Few Churches in in Soviet Times, ‘Subjective Guide’ Says

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Attempts to Restore Faded Glories of an Empire

Attempts to Restore Faded Glories of an Empire

By: Adel Bashqawi

January 1, 2021

Abstract

The passage of time has not changed domineering colonial mindset since the era of adopting the policy of expansion, conquest and despotism of the Russian Empire. The change of successive regimes has proven that their colonial mentality has never changed, while the successive generations who adopted and still embrace ideas, principles and rituals, which are contrary to democratic basics and the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Actually,  they still behave in contradiction with human concepts in their activities, words and deeds. Obviously, it is neither the ruling regimes, nor the Russian Orthodox Church, nor the extremist groups associated with them, believe to this day to stop marginalizing others, as they have not kept pace with the development of technology in line with respect of others irrespective of their origin, culture, or religion, where the progress of science has not changed the superficial view based on expansionist nationalism. In short, it is indispensable to address the traditional exclusionary methods and failure to understand what a respect for human dignity represents. However, the Circassians through their intellectuals, steer the moral compass and present the facts that speak for themselves. The narrow-minded parties can’t adapt to technologies based on global civilization that considers mutual respect that would include all peoples and nations with no exception. Thus, they create crises to break the laws according to different perspectives, mainly, for the sake of intimidating the peoples and nations, who were victims of the colonial policies of barbaric invasion and their consequences.

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Treaty of Adrianople Between a Crumbling Empire and a Grasping One

Treaty of Adrianople Between a Crumbling Empire and a Grasping One

By: Adel Bashqawi

V International Session

The Circassian Cultural Center, Tbilisi

24 December 2020

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Abstract

The weakness and subsequent disintegration of the Ottoman Empire created favorable conditions for the Russian Empire to achieve its colonial goals. The Russian policies were aimed at controlling vast geographical areas in various regions such as the Caucasus, although some of these areas were not parts or colonies of the Ottoman Empire. That started with the hegemonic powers conspired to conclude treaties and agreements in the absence of the real stakeholders. Therefore, the Russian invaders caused multiple calamities to tens of  indigenous peoples and nations such as Circassian nation, which were exposed to the most unmatched oppressive conditions in the history of Mankind. Read more

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Moscow’s Organizations for Ties with Russian Speakers Abroad Part of FSB ‘Under Cover,’ Polyak Says

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Moscow’s Organizations for Ties with Russian Speakers Abroad Part of FSB ‘Under Cover,’ Polyak Says

Paul Goble

Staunton, December 14 – From the very beginning of his time in power, Vladimir Putin has viewed the 30 million Russian speakers living abroad as key promoters of Moscow’s interests abroad. In that, Rimma Polyak says, he has followed the Soviet tradition of putting his intelligence agency, the FSB, in charge of dealing with them.

In a detailed article for Vestnik Civitas, an online project she heads, Polyak points out that in the ramified system of government and nominally private organizations, Rossotrudnichestvo, the Federal Agency for CIS and Compatriot Affairs and International Humanitarian Cooperation, is the most important (vestnikcivitas.ru/pbls/4248). Read more

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Moscow’s Misrepresentations about Colonial War in Caucasus Set the Stage for New Violence, Khakuasheva Says

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Moscow’s Misrepresentations about Colonial War in Caucasus Set the Stage for New Violence, Khakuasheva Says

Paul Goble

Staunton, December 11 – George Santayana’s observation that those who forget the past are condemned to relive it is taking on new urgency in the Russian Federation where the lies some Russian leaders and media figures are telling about the tsarist colonial wars in the Caucasus are setting the stage for new violence, Madina Khakuasheva says.

The senior scholar at the Kabardino-Balkar Institute for Research on the Humanities argues that the increasing insistence by such Russians that the Circassians and other peoples of the region were exclusively to blame for Russian losses during the tsarist colonial advance rather than the regime that dispatched troops is backfiring (natpressru.info/index.php?newsid=12233). Read more

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Сколько можно врать о черкесах? По мотивам онлайн-дискуссии на КУ 26.11.2020

Скандальная ситуация А. Лебедева непосредственно связана с установкой памятника, который назывался «Монумент подвигу русских солдат». Ей предшествовала долгая непростая преамбула, так что незначительная фигура Артемия Лебедева – лишь крайнее звено в необозримо длинной цепи… Он лишь «грубо и зримо» перевел «тайное» в разряд «явного».
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