Monday, August 3, 2020
‘Moscow isn’t Very Concerned about What Circassians Call Themselves,’ Beshtoyev Says
Staunton, August 1 – Circassians organizations have asked federal institutions about their attitude toward the use of Circassian as a common ethnonym, Aslan Beshtoyev says. Their answers suggest that “the federal center isn’t very concerned about what the Circassians call themselves,” a report that likely will make it easier for more to do so in the upcoming census.
The head of the Kabardin Congress in the KBR made this declaration as Circassians both in the North Caucasus homeland and in the diaspora are urging Adygs, Cherkess, Kabards, Shapsugs, and other nationalities the Soviets divided the Circassian nation to reassert their common identity in the census (kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/352462/). Read more