Friday, July 31, 2020
New Monuments to Tsarist Conquerors of Caucasus ‘a Relapse of Imperial Colonial Consciousness,’ Tseyeva Says
Staunton, July 29 – The erection of ever more monuments to tsarist conquerors of the Caucasus “cannot be seen as anything but a massive relapse of imperial colonial consciousness” on the part of Russians given that it celebrates those who killed and occupied the non-Russian peoples there whose descendants still feel pain from those events, Zarema Tsveyeva says.
The Circassian language and culture specialist at the Adygey State University says that the putting up of such memorials is being done by the regional and federal authorities to send very different messages to Russians and non-Russians (zapravakbr.com/index.php/30-uncategorised/1506-zarema-tseeva-pamyat-khranit-opyt-kollektivnoj-travmy-ot-krovavogo-protivostoyaniya-s-voennoj-mashinoj-rossijskoj-imperii). Read more