Monday, November 18, 2019
Campaign for Circassian Subgroups to Declare a Common Nationality in 2020 Census Now Both More Possible and More Urgent
Staunton, November 15 – After the tsarist government engaged in a genocide against the Circassians, the Soviet regime subdivided the remaining remnants of the Circassians into a variety of nationalities, including the Adygey, the Cherkess, the Kabardins, the Shapsugs and several others, in order to weaken the nation and make it easier for Moscow to control them.
The post-Soviet government has continued this policy convinced that it promotes two key goals: the weakening of ties between the half million Circassians living inside the current borders of the Russian Federation and the seven million Circassians abroad and forestalling demands for the restoration of a single Circassian republic in the North Caucasus. Read more