Thursday, February 28, 2019
Moscow-Imposed Divisions of Circassians Threaten Survival of Each Part, Khakuasheva Says
Staunton, February 27 – Moscow’s division of the Circassian nation into subgroups not only represents a typical divide-and-rule imperial strategy but also puts the language and identity of the subgroups at risk, Marina Khakuasheva says, a fact that other non-Russian nations that the center is seeking to subdivide must recognize as a threat to themselves as well.
All non-Russians must thus view efforts to divide them in this way as a threat to their continued existence, the Kabardin scholar says, something Moscow has inadvertently signalled by its continuing efforts to block any recognition of subgroups within the ethnic Russian nation (zapravakbr.com/index.php/analitik/1190-khakuasheva-madina-k-probleme-cherkesskikh-etnonimov-2019-god-ob-yavlen-oon-mezhdunarodnym-godom-yazykov-korennykh-narodov). Read more