Natpress: Poultry Dies Not Because Of Bird flu In Adygya

From: Eagle_wng

poultry died not because of bird’s flu In Adygya

Inhabitants of aul Hodz (Koshehablsky area) lost about 80 % of poultry. The case of poultry is also registered in aul Egheruhay of the same area. Republican departments of Rosselhoz and Rosspotrebnadzor (state control bodies in agricultural sphere) declared that the reason of that case was not the bird’s flu. But what caused poultry’s disease, they cannot answer either.

There are about 100 different bird’s illnesses, the chief of Koshehabl regional station on struggle against animal illnesses Ruslan Mamishev told. His service periodically sends 10 tests for analysis to Krasnodar from each settlement. The last results, as well as the previous ones were negative.

Most likely that is a plague, the experts say, the symptoms of the disease specify to that. To save the poultry from it only duly vaccination can.

Let’s remind, according to the news agencies in the next Labinsk area of Krasnodar territory the case of the poultry was caused by the bird’s flu. Though the regional authorities denied that for a long time.

Let’s also remind, the last winter the center of the bird’s flu was found out on the farmsteads of one Maykop surburbs– in Northeast gardens. They organized quarantine then.


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Window On Eurasia: Putin Remark Points To Expanded Campaign Against The Maris

From: Eagle_wng  (Original Message) Sent: 1/18/2006 6:35 PM

Window on Eurasia: Putin Remark Points to Expanded Campaign Against the Maris

Tallinn, November 28 — President Vladimir Putin said last week that any groups in the Russian Federation receiving assistance from abroad and engaging in political activities should be viewed as “an instrument of the foreign policy of other countries” and thus subject to the strictest scrutiny by Russian security agencies. 

And his remark — which came as the Duma was passing legislation banning foreign-funded NGOs in that country – is already being exploited by Russian nationalist officials in the Middle Volga to justify a further crack down on democratic organizations in Finno-Ugric republics of the Middle Volga. 

An article posted Friday on the <> website — which often serves as a mouthpiece for Russian officials in that region — said that after Putin’s declaration, “the competent organs will get involved in tracking the financial sources supporting the activity of ‘Mari ushem’ and ‘Mer Kangash,'” two Mari human rights organizations. 

Moreover, the article continued, Putin’s remarks about them permissibility of foreign funding for such groups will have the effect of forcing “the official representative of the government of Estonia to take back his words about distributing means for the realization of the ‘Mariproject.'” 

Ethnic Russian officials in Mari El and the other Finno-Ugric republics of the Middle Volga have long been furious at the attention and support pro-democracy groups there have received from the three independent Finno-Ugric countries — Estonia, Finland and Hungary — the European Unions a whole, and the West more generally. 

Over the last year and more, officials around Mari El President Leonid Markelov have attacked demonstrators, dismissed members of these groups from their jobs, reduced the use of Mari in schools and the media, and lashed out at individuals and organizations abroad that have sought to help this small group far away defend its rights. 

Now, in the wake of President Putin’s words, that Russian nationalist campaign appears set to shift into high gear, there by transforming the already grim situation of the Maris and their fellow Finno-Ugric nations into a genuine tragedy and creating some new problems for Estonians and others in the West who have tried to help these groups. 

Some of the moves against the members of pro-democracy and human rights groups in Mari El have already been adumbrated by developments in the last few days. As <> reported proudly on Friday, a second Komi human rights leader has come to his senses and now has entered “the struggle for the rights of the Russian people.” 

A day earlier, the site noted that a Mari businessman with ties to those who opposed President Markelov’s reelection last year and who has supported the Mari “nationalist” opposition has been involved in “the laundering of criminal money” as part of that effort. 

And the same day, in a move redolent of some of the worse features of the Soviet past, a journalist for the site asked a psychiatrist in Mari El to evaluate the personalities of two leaders of the Mari Ushem and Mer Kangash organizations on the basis of their photographs alone. 

Not surprisingly, Dr. Dmitriy Grigoryev found that Vladimir Kozlov had “an inclination” to maliciousness, aggressiveness, and anger “sometimes with elements of cruelty,” something that could lead him to lose control “in response to the most insignificant event.” 

And the psychiatrist added that Nina Maksimova, another Mari leader was anti-social, had “difficulties in establishing emotional contacts” with others, and was entirely “formal” in all her interpersonal relations. 

One need not look too far down that road to imagine that Grigoryev and others like him will soon be willing to make “diagnoses” like those for which Moscow’s Serbsky Institute was notorious in the late Soviet period. 

But the opponents of democracy and human rights in Mari El and these other Finno-Ugric republics are also stepping up their attacks on all those abroad who have attempted to help the people in the Middle Volga achieve their rights. 

Last Wednesday, the <> agency featured a long story entitled “The ‘Mari Card’ in the Great Game Against Russia,” an article that recapitulated earlier Russian complaints on this score. Among those singled out for particularly venomous attacks were Estonian leaders Mart Laar, Tunne Kelam, and Lennart Meri

And as hyperbolic as these attacks were – the article suggested that the Estonians were only interested in overthrowing the Markelov regime- they were mild in comparison to an earlier offering of this site: On November 12, <> suggested that “Estonian nationalists [were] the organizers of the French pogroms.” 

One can only hope that such outrageous suggestions will collapse on their own weight, but as Estonians and many others know well, there remain in the world all too many people who will respond to such ravings not by demanding that they must be repudiated but rather by suggesting that the Estonians should not be doing anything that so disturbs Russian leaders. 

That is clearly what those behind the <> site hope for, and it is therefore up to all people of good will who care about human rights and democracy in Mari El and everywhere else to take whatever steps are required not only to prove them wrong but to ensure that the Maris and others will enjoy the rights they are entitled to. 

Paul Goble

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Natpress: Structure Of Adygeya Parliament Will Be Restored Till The End Of Year

Structure of Adygeya parliament will be restored till the end  of this year  

The present quantity of the deputies in the Adygeya parliament was reduced from 54 up to 49 men. It was connected to the recent events, taken place in the republican Government – resignation of the Cabinet of ministers and formation of its new structure. The Adygeya president, in the recent past a deputy of the State Soviet-Khase, involved in the executive structures 4 republican deputies.

They are, we shall remind, the prime minister Vladimir Samozhenkov, minister of agriculture Yury Petrov, minister of education and science Ramazan Bedanokov, minister of construction, house and communal services Valery Kartamyshev. All of them, including the president, during the elections of March 12, 2006 were elected from the one-mandatory districts.

The other two deputies – appointed as executive officials (as the secretary of the republican Central election committee Fatima Hatsats explained) – Ghissa Baste, head of the agency on investment policies and Nurbiy Samogov, chief of the Adygeya trade office in Moscow – can work on their present post with the deputy powers.

The elections on constituencies, where those ex-deputies stood, Hatsats also explained, are planned for December of the current year.


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Window On Eurasia: Punitive Psychiatry Against Dissidents Returns Under Putin

From: Eagle_wng  (Original Message) Sent: 1/25/2008 4:39 PM

Punitive Psychiatry Against Dissidents Returns Under Putin

By Paul Goble

Artyom BasyrovVienna, December 19 — The forcible incarceration of political dissidents in psychiatric hospitals, one of the most notorious features of the later years of the Soviet Union, has been revived in the Russian Federation of Vladimir Putin, according to Russian human rights activists.

But until very recently, these actions have not sparked the kind of outrage by foreign governments and international psychiatric and human rights organizations that forced the Soviet authorities to release some of the dissidents it had treated in this way. And as a result, Russian officials may now believe they can get away with reviving the practice.

Part of the reason for this difference in reaction, of course, arises from the end of the Cold War, but it also reflects the fact that so far, the victims of such official actions are fewer in number, live far from Western embassies and journalists in Moscow, and espouse views less sympathetic to Western audiences than many of their Soviet-era predecessors did.

And in the words of one Russian human rights activist, Moscow’s failure to denounce the Soviet practice and punish those who engaged in it, something Western governments notably have not insisted upon, plays an additional role, leading some Russian psychiatrists to believe that there is nothing wrong in going along with their political matters.

Now, however, the international organization devoted to combating torture has taken up the case of a young man who has been subjected to forcible psychiatric treatment apparently for no reason other than that he opposes the authoritarian and arbitrary actions of the Putin-installed leadership of the Middle Volga Republic of Mari El.

That groups criticism has prompted more media coverage in Moscow, including an extensive article in this week’s New Times that has been picked up by a variety of media watchdog sites, human rights groups, including (

That article details the criminal mistreatment of 20-year-old Artem Basyrov, who two years ago was a member of the National Bolshevik Party but more recently has worked with “The Other Russia.” At the end of last month, he was confined in a psychiatric hospital against his will, to prevent him from organizing an anti-government demonstration.

Given the brutality of the Mari El government, one that various European institutions have concluded routinely beats or even kills its opponents, its decision to subject Basyrov to forcible psychiatric treatment is hardly surprising, but because it recalls a phenomenon most had thought had ended along with Soviet power, it is disturbing.

According to Roman Chorniy, the president of the St. Petersburg-based Civil Commission for Human Rights, the authorities apparently now find this practice attractive because it is easy for them to employ — they only have to get the approval of three often tame psychiatrists and can muddy the waters via planted stories in the media.

And he notes that Basyrov is hardly the only Russian citizen against whom such vicious methods are being used. He points to the case of political activist Larisa Arap in Murmansk in Russia’s Far North and that of Vladislav Nikitenko in Blagoveshchensk near the Chinese border, both far removed from Moscow
Chorniy adds that, in his view, the authorities may ultimately use this technique against Nikolai Andrushenko, a St Petersburg journalist whose activities and whose suffering at the hands of the authorities in other ways have been far better documented and who may thus escape the worse fate of the others.

“When we see this type of situation,” Chorniy told “New Times,” we are compelled to ”think about it as a system” rather than a set of isolated instances, as many in both Russia and the West have been telling themselves. And that, he suggested, means that everyone concerned about human rights needs to reflect on why such crimes have reemerged.

“All those psychiatrists and their pupils, who were directly involved in practicing punitive psychiatrist” never suffered legally for what they did and never even had to acknowledge in public that such actions were morally wrong. As a result, it is quite likely that many of them still believe such actions are justified.

And thus, Western indifference so far combined with the attitudes of these “survivals of the past” have created a situation where as Chorniy said “we see the revival of punitive psychiatry,” the use of an important branch of the medical profession for goals entirely at odds with the principles of the Hippocratic oath.

Source: Window on Eurasia

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Natpress: Circassian Congress Of Israel anxious With Situation In Adygeya

From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng  (Original Message)    Sent: 1/27/2007 3:20 AM
Circassian congress of Israel anxious with situation in Adygeya

As the Israeli journalist of the Adygeyan origin Harun Tkhauho informed Natpress on January 24, a sitting of the council of “Circassian congress” of Israel at 8.00 p.m. is held. The subject of the sitting concerns the decision of the Supreme court of Adygeya, cancelling the obligatory learning by Adygeyan children their native language at schools. “Everything that occurs in Adygeya, – the journalist explained, – immediately becomes known to the Adygs of Israel”.

As he said, the Adygs of Israel support the intention of the Adygeya new president Aslan Tkhakushinov to develop the economy of the republic. Moreover, they prepare to participate in that. However they are troubled with the fact that practically every 2 weeks in Adygeya significant changes take place – and not for the benefit of the Adygs. It could concern their rights, property relations, culture, something else, but which, at the end, is directed against Adygeya.

At the meeting, Tkhauho notified, they plan to discuss such facts as the celebrating of the not existing event – 450th anniversary of the voluntary association of Adygeya with Russia, violation of the memory about the lost Adygs during the Russian-Caucasian war, threat against leaders of the national movements, abolition of the structures vital for the republic (for example, custom-house), obstacles created against learning of the native language by the Adygeyan children.

The decision of the Supreme court of Adygeya, the journalist stated, is considered by the members of Circassian congress of Israel as contradicting the international principles, the federal or republican laws. Such decision can be only a result of the political pressure. And the purpose of that pressure is clear – to deprive Adygs of their rights.

The council of the public organization adopted a resolution, the journalist mentioned: along with development of the economy of Adygeya it is necessary to conduct the coordinated protection of the rights of the Adygs in the republic. The goal of those who want to break the Adygs’ rights is a general destabilization of the situation when the best is the worst.


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صحيفة الفجر: الجالية الشركسية نظرة مختلفة؟


صحيفة الفجر: الجالية الشركسية نظرة مختلفة؟

ملاحظة: لقراءة المحتوى بوضوح، يرجى تحميل الصّورة

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Agency Caucasus: Kanokov chooses Nechayev As Deputy Prime Minister

Kanokov chooses Nechayev as Deputy Prime Minister

Nalchik/Agency Caucasus – President Arsen Kanokov of the North Caucasian Republic of the Kabardino-Balkaria chose Dmitri Nechayev as Deputy Prime Minister on January 23.

Nechayev, 32, will deal with the way that communications, civil unions and the national attitude towards the youth are handled.

Nachayev was born in the Dolgoshelye village of Mezenski city, part of the Arhangalski region. He graduated from the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Academy with a degree in law in 1999. He served in various departments of the FSB until 2007. Since then, he was working for a private company.  


26/01/2009 – 21:33


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