Moscow Treating North Caucasus Republics like Colonies, Khatazhukov Says

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Moscow Treating North Caucasus Republics like Colonies, Khatazhukov Says

Paul Goble

            Staunton, October 27 – Many Russians and others as well blame conditions in the North Caucasus republics on the nations there, blaming them for the authoritarianism of their regimes. But that is not the cause of the situation. These republics began to build serious civil societies in the 1990s, but then Moscow crushed them, Valery Khatazhukov says.

            The Circassian head of the Kabardino-Balkar Human Rights Protection Center says that the reason for this change was not the second post-Soviet Chechen war but rather the Kremlin’s decision to treat Chechnya and the other republics as colonies and test repressive measures there before using them elsewhere (caucasustimes.com/ru/valerij-hatazhukov-kreml-vystraivaet-svoi-otnoshenija-s-severnym-kavkazom-kak-metropolija-s-kolonijami/). Read more

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Chechens Turned to Islam to Find Justice But Circassians Already had It, Bzegezhev Says

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Chechens Turned to Islam to Find Justice But Circassians Already had It, Bzegezhev Says

Paul Goble

            Staunton, October 25 – Russians and other outsiders are accustomed to lumping together all the peoples of the North Caucasus, except for the North Ossetians, as Muslims, but what it means for each of them to be a Muslim varies widely depending on the nature of their cultural code before Islam arrived and whether it provided justice, Askhad Bzegezhev says.

            Writing on Moscow’s Snob portal, the Circassian commentator says he always was struck by the fact that Russians call all Circassians Muslims while none of his relatives, friends or acquaintances go to mosques or wear the hijab or otherwise behave as Russians expect Muslims to (snob.ru/profile/32165/blog/171092/). Read more

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Paul Gobles 42 Windows on Eurasia for April 7-12, 2020

Paul Gobles 42 Windows on Eurasia for April 7-12, 2020    

 

1.      Is Moscow Sending More Troops to the North Caucasus and Paying Them Five Times as Much? 

windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2020/04/is-moscow-sending-more-troops-to-north.html

 

2.      Russian Official Sociology with Its Presidential Ratings Another Casualty of Pandemic, Davydov Says 

windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2020/04/russian-official-sociology-with-its.html

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The Following are Mr. Paul Goble’s Latest 42 Windows on Eurasia for April 1-6, 2020

  The Following are Mr. Paul Goble’s Latest 42 Windows on Eurasia for April 1-6, 2020

فيما يلي أحدث 42 نافذة على أوراسيا لـلسيد بول غوبل للمدة من 1 إلى 6 أبريل/نيسان 2020

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1.      Ingush Civil Society Groups Buy Masks for Hospitals, Food and Medicine for the Needy 

windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2020/04/ingush-civil-society-groups-buy-masks.html

2.      Economic ‘End of History’ Now Even More Consequential than Political One Fukuyama Spoke of 30 Years Ago, Inozemtsev Says 

windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2020/04/economic-end-of-history-now-even-more.html

3.      Putin Now Faces Plethora of Problems He Can’t Solve with His Accustomed Means, Krasheninnikov Says 

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В ЧКЦ торжественно отметили 8-летие Центра

В ЧКЦ торжественно отметили 8-летие Центра

Автор     Larisa Tuptsokova      16/02/2020 


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В Черкесском (Адыгском) Культурном Центре отметили 8-летие открытия Центра. На праздничнеом мероприятии присутствовали знатные лица Грузии – представители Парламента, киносообщества, архивов, музеев, университетов, которые поздравили ЧКЦ и его работников с праздником и пожелали Центру дальнейшей такой же плодотворной работы. Черкесские друзья центра, видные общественные деятели из Кабардино-Балкарии поздравили ЧКЦ онлайн-включением. Заседание открыл директор ЧКЦ профессор Мераб Чухуа, который напомнил присутствующим о всех важных моментах деятельности Центра.

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For Russia Now, There are Two North Caucasuses Not One

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

For Russia Now, There are Two North Caucasuses Not One

Paul Goble

            Staunton, September 20 – Many Russians as well as outside observers routinely speak of the North Caucasus as if it were a unified whole when in fact there is a deep divide between its eastern portion which was Islamicized far earlier and remains more Islamic to this day and the western part which has had a different history.

            Indeed, one is almost justified in speaking of two North Caucasuses not one at least in terms of the Russian presence and control and of the nature of national movements and challenges to Moscow. Read more

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More than Half of North Caucasians Say Their Lives Became Worse in 2019, New Poll Finds

Friday, September 13, 2019

More than Half of North Caucasians Say Their Lives Became Worse in 2019, New Poll Finds

Paul Goble

Staunton, September 9 – Fifty-six percent of the residents of Kabardino-Balkaria, Ingushetia and Daghestan say their lives have become worse in 2019. Only 33 percent said their lives had become better, a gap of 23 percent and one that is far larger than the difference of six percent found in a similar poll in 2017.

The poll of 1200 people selected as a representative sample in Kabardino-Balkaria, Ingushetia, and Daghestan by the Medium Orient Agency for the Prague-based Caucasus Times strongly suggests that North Caucasus residents believe their lives are getting worse (caucasustimes.com/ru/opros-bolee-poloviny-zhitelej-severnogo-kavkaz-stali-zhit-huzhe-v-2019-godu/). Read more

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