The Circassian Question / Russian Colonial History in the Caucasus and a Case of “Long-distance Nationalism”

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August 2014

The Circassian Question

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151 Years after the Genocide and One Year after Sochi, the Circassian Issue Isn’t Going Away

Thursday, May 21, 2015

151 Years after the Genocide and One Year after Sochi, the Circassian Issue Isn’t Going Away

Paul Goble

Paul Goble

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Circassian Prospects in 2015

Circassian Prospects in 2015

By: Adel Bashqawi

2, January, 2015

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The new year is another phase of Circassians’ march towards demanding their confiscated rights, which doesn’t afford anymore neglect, procrastination or postponement that had been the manner for most of the time since the end of the Russian-Circassian War until now.

Circassia was plagued by the Russian consecutive regimes’ fascist  policies since imperial Russia had actually committed its savage military invasion, resulted in deleting the country of Circassia from the map of the Caucasus region. When Circassians seek to assert and restore their legitimate rights, then the address of the oppressor and occupier is well-known to everyone, its the successor of the Russian Empire, the “Russian Federation”. Read more

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Circassian Activist Accuses Moscow of Treating Kabardino-Balkaria Like a Colony

September 24, 2014 04:05 PM Age: 5 days

Circassian Activist Accuses Moscow of Treating Kabardino-Balkaria Like a Colony

Circassian civil rights activist Valery Khatazhukov (Source: Caucasian Knot)

Circassian civil rights activist Valery Khatazhukov (Source: Caucasian Knot)

By: Valery Dzutsev

Circassian civil rights activist Valery Khatazhukov (Source: Caucasian Knot)

In an interview with the Kavkazskaya Politika website, Valery Khatazhukov, a well-known civil rights activist based in Kabardino-Balkaria, detailed his disappointment with the way the Russian government treats the North Caucasus. “Moscow constructs its governance system in the ethnic republics of the North Caucasus on the basis of relations between the metropolis and its colonies,” he said, adding that locals tapped by Moscow to rule there “are given carte blanche in the subordination of their fellow citizens.” As a result, Khatazhukov said, in a republic like Kabardino-Balkaria, which is a pro-Russian entity, people become resentful. “The attitude toward the North Caucasus as a colonial periphery contributes not to preserving the unity of Russia, but to […] its disintegration,” he said (kavpolit.com, September 15). Read more

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The Circassian nation was wiped out due to the Russian greediness (مترجم للعربية)

The Circassian nation was wiped out due to the Russian greediness (مترجم للعربية)

Published on Oct 18, 2013 Read more

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A Statement From “Circassian Culture And Human Rights Center”

A Statement From “Circassian Culture And Human Rights Center”

 

With the persistence of the preparations for holding the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games on the site that had witnessed total destruction of the major infrastructure elements of the entire indigenous Circassian nation, that extended to all walks of life, including culture, language, social, economy and other sectors that touched the very survival of the human beings, which continued through implementation of massacres, genocide, ethnic cleansing and deportation, the Circassian Culture And Human Rights Center (CCAHRC) is emphasizing that the spirit of freedom is eternal, and the confiscated rights should be restored in accordance with legitimacy and civilized ways and means.

(CCAHRC) in coordination with all those who support freedom, who adopt and adore human values call and demand that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) should follow the applicable laws and norms concerning the rights of oppressed peoples, and to avoid involving itself and the international community in persecution and oppression. The failure to comply with laws that pertain to conditions required to meet the standards of holding important Olympic Games, would be in the interest of supporting the humanitarian consequences of military occupation.

The Circassians appreciate initiatives taken by the Caucasian Republic of Georgia, which confirm the fact that Sochi is a Circassian homeland that was subjected to genocide, and will remember a debt of gratitude to the Georgian nation, for recognizing the Circassian Genocide and all its consequences which created and sustained damage that has plagued the entire Circassian nation. Circassians highly appreciate the brotherly Georgian support, which emerged by the most recent important and brotherly initiative that was taken by His Excellency, President Mikhail Sakaashvili in his speech at the General Assembly of the United Nations, as he stated beside the Georgian remarkable achievements and principled positions pertaining to Caucasian concern, his strong historical remarks for mentioning the Circassian genocide: “one of the most unknown and tragic pages of history of the world, when the whole nation was wiped out because their land was needed by the Russian Empire”, which informed the world about the Circassian Genocide and all its consequences.

The Circassians are satisfied to say that the Dzhigit Circassians who were an interrelated link between Circassians and Georgians, will be a symbol when all the peoples and nations of the Caucasus unite and join unified concerted efforts with a view to lay and to devote the foundations for future coordination for self-preservation, freedom and independence, for overall development and protection of national dignity away from acquisition.

“Help one another, for we are all in the same boat”.

Long live Circassia,

Long live Georgia,

Long live freedom.

 

The Circassian Culture And Human Rights Center (CCAHRC)

Riga, Latvia.

13th of October, 2013

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Circassian Genocide – the History of Problem, Chronicles of Events, the Scientific Conclusion

Circassian Genocide – the History of Problem, Chronicles of Events, the Scientific Conclusion

The Parliament of Georgia

The Parliament of Georgia

West-Caucasus tragic events of the 19th century as a result of which a million and half of Circassian nation appeared in front of existential threat, is actual even today due to its historic-scientific as well as political standpoint. In order to demonstrate whether the genocide took place against the Circassians during the wide scale aggressive military operations by the Russian colonizers I will present only those materials which are based on documentary facts and findings of authoritative expert – historians. Read more

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