Circassians Worldwide are Outraged for Holding the Olympiad in Sochi

Circassians Worldwide are Outraged for Holding the Olympiad in Sochi

Adel Bashqawi

Friday, the 7th of February, 2014


Today, Friday, the 7th of February, 2014, marks the start of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi which will include sports and other activities that will last for 14 days; but Circassians stand to mourn and condemn the sad event which is adopted and supported by the Russian state, regardless of all ethical, historical and environmental worries and concerns.

Sochi was the last capital city of Circassia, being the last Circassian stronghold during a 101-year long defensive war against the Tsarist Russian invasion, witnessed the end of the Russian-Circassian War, 150 years ago in 21, May, 1864, and the victory parade conducted by the victorious military forces, that reminds of the consequences of genocide, destruction and forced deportation from the Port of Sochi to the Ottoman Empire, which the entire Circassian nation was subjected to.

The Circassians in Jordan, being part of the worldwide Circassians are planning for a peaceful and nonviolent  demonstration to stand in a moment of mourning in front of the Russian Embassy in Amman, Jordan from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, in a protest for the unacceptable non-observance of human feelings,  in participation of other Circassians at homeland in the North Caucasus, and in Diaspora to observe this evil event, in condemnation for the improperly uncalculated step which is not taken purely for sports and athletics reasons, but to celebrate improper results that included and was not limited to  total occupation of Circassia.

Circassians and their friends in the world are intending to show their outrage and rejection to hold the Olympiad on a genocide soil that includes mass cemeteries and graves of Circassians and aim to ascertain that this action doesn’t reflect the Olympic spirit as such.

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