«Circassians did not attack Russia», – the authors of the statement explain. Or should it be mistaken that «the people did not destroy themselves» when the tsarist troops appeared? – members of the organization are perplexed.
The world community, including the Russian Federation, has undertaken to adhere to the policy of preventing genocide in the future, recall members of the Adyghe Khase – Circassian Council. And we should stick to this, and not «blame the people who suffered from the genocide itself».
«We consider this situation to be unacceptable. Mutual understanding cannot be one-sided, otherwise this process has a different name», – the statement said.
Note that the genocide of the Circassians was recognized by the parliaments of Kabardino-Balkaria and Adygea, the Parliament of Georgia, and three municipalities of the United States.
The first Russian president, Boris Yeltsin, recognized the «Caucasian War» as an example of «the courageous struggle of the peoples of the Caucasus not only for survival in their native land, but also for preserving an original culture, the best features of a national character».
Translation by Yuri Hadzhiko