Saturday, July 11, 2020
Moscow TV Host Denounces Removal of Monument in Sochi, Threatens Circassians with Retribution
Staunton, July 10 – Circassians continue to celebrate the removal of a monument in Sochi honoring tsarist forces who attacked their ancestors nearly 200 years ago. The city took it down after Circassians protested, acknowledging officials did not follow proper procedures (jamestown.org/program/sochi-once-again-epicenter-of-russian-circassian-conflict-but-circassians-register-a-win/ and nazaccent.ru/content/33586-pamyatnik-geroyam-kavkazskoj-vojny-v-sochi.html).
But if the Circassians are savoring a victory, Russian nationalists are outraged at what they see as a defeat that the powers that be and the Russian people as a whole should not tolerate but immediately seek to reverse (newizv.ru/news/society/11-07-2020/v-sochi-snesli-pamyatnik-geroyam-kavkazskoy-voyny-natsionalisty-nedovolny and kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/351750/). Read more