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نزوع الشراكسة إلى الاحتجاجات يتباين على نطاق واسع وفق الجمهوريات التي يعيشون فيها

الخميس 30 مايو/أيار 2019

نزوع الشراكسة إلى الاحتجاجات يتباين على نطاق واسع وفق الجمهوريات التي يعيشون فيها

بول غوبل (Paul Goble)

ترجمة: عادل بشقوي

1 يونيو/حزيران 2019

            ستاونتون، 30 مايو/أيارلدى الشركس الكثير من الاهتمامات المشتركة مثل عودة أبناء وطنهم من سوريا، لكن لديهم أيضًا قضايا تخص الجمهوريات والمناطق التي يعيشون فيها. وبسبب هذا الوصف الأخير، يجب ألا يكون مفاجئًا أن يكون الشركس في أحد الأماكن أكثر عرضة للانخراط في نشاط الاحتجاج من غيرهم في أماكن أخرى.

            لقد صنف الباحثون في معهد الخبرة الإقليمي (Institute for Regional Expertise) النشاط الاحتجاجي لمختلف الموضوعات الفيدرالية في الشهر الماضي. قالوا إن النسبة في جمهورية قباردينو-بلكاريا (Kabardino-Balkaria) مرتفعة نسبيًا، وفي كراتشييفو-شركيسيا (Karachayevo-Cherkessia) معتدلة لكن في جمهورية الأديغيه منخفضة نسبيًا (kavkazr.com/a/v-adygee-vse-spokojno/29972258.html). Read more

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Circassians’ Inclination to Protest Said to Vary Widely by Republic in Which They Live

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Circassians’ Inclination to Protest Said to Vary Widely by Republic in Which They Live

Paul Goble

            Staunton, May 30 – The Circassians have many common concerns such as the return of their compatriots from Syria, but they also have issues specific to the republics and regions in which they live. And because of the latter, it should come as no surprise that Circassians in one place are more likely to engage in protest activity than those in others.

            Researchers at the Institute for Regional Expertise rated the protest activity of various federal subjects in the last month. They said the rate in Kabardino-Balkaria was relatively high, that in Karachayevo-Cherkessia moderate and that in Adygeya relatively low (kavkazr.com/a/v-adygee-vse-spokojno/29972258.html). Read more

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В Адыгее всё спокойно

В Адыгее всё спокойно

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Коротко о событиях в черкесском мире за неделю, тематические обзоры, авторские колонки, экспертные статьи

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Коротко о событиях в черкесском мире за неделю, тематические обзоры, авторские колонки, экспертные статьи

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Reviving Circassian Equestrian Tradition Can Block Radicalization in North Caucasus, Neflyasheva Says

Monday, May 27, 2019

Reviving Circassian Equestrian Tradition Can Block Radicalization in North Caucasus, Neflyasheva Says

Paul Goble

            Staunton, May 26 – One of the most interesting if not always the most successful tactics the Soviets employed to pacify and control Muslim populations within the USSR was to alternatively play up national traditions to weaken Islam and, more rarely, to support some Muslim activities to weaken nationalism.

            Now, in an updated version of this, Naima Neflyasheva, a senior specialist on the North Caucasus, is proposing that Moscow make use of one of the oldest and proudest traditions of Circassian culture – attachment to horses and equestrian events – as a means for blocking the radicalization of young people there (kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/335716/).

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Ankara, Under Pressure from Moscow and Out of Its Own Concerns, Backs Away from Circassians

Friday, May 24, 2019

Ankara, Under Pressure from Moscow and Out of Its Own Concerns, Backs Away from Circassians

Paul Goble

            Staunton, May 23 – Russians have always been more obsessed with emigres than other peoples because so much of their national history has been made by those who voluntarily or involuntarily ended up abroad and then who returned intellectually or in person to transform their country.

            That attitude was especially widely held in Soviet times because the Bolshevik revolution was made by a group led by a clutch of emigres who returned only a few months earlier and in their own words “turned the world upside down.”  Post-Russian leaders informed by these Soviet attitudes are no exception. Read more

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