139 Days to the Circassian Genocide 150th year Commemoration
posted by eagle on January, 2014 as Genocide Crime
139 Days to the Circassian Genocide 150th year CommemorationDocument 223 22, November, 1863 Letter of the Deputy Russian Consul in Trabzon, Moshanina, addressed to the Chief of Staff of the Caucasus Army, Lieutenant General Kartsovo with a presentation of the policies of the European countries regarding the deportation of the Circassians. In addition to my directed letter No. 476, dated November 14, I see of my duty to inform Your Excellency, that in recent weeks, 27 ferries out of 42 that were sent to have returned from the Circassian coasts to the port of Trabzon, which I have previously reported to you, and those 27 ferries had brought about 7 thousand Circassians, most of them from the Shapsough tribe. According to the information that I have received from the costs of Anatoly, the ferries reached Trabzon in different places, despite the bad weather and obstacles that were placed in front of ferries destined to bring the displaced, and in any case, during the period from 15 to 21, 12 ferries have departed to bring the Circassians.
The failure of the Anglo - Polish alliance has caused of fomenting hostility towards me by three of my colleagues, they are the consuls of England, France and Italy, who are linked with a strong friendship with the so-called Podaiski, of Polish origin, as they seek to seize any opportunity to offend me, so they are trying all means to cajole the local Governor-General who just arrived from Constantinople, where he received the Majidi Medal of the first-class, and third-degree before traveling to Tbilisi. On this occasion, Mr. Stephen and Mr. Pouzyo, did not content just to go to receive the Pasha upon his return from Constantinople (this action should not be done), but they went to meet him aboard his boat, and they fired (fireworks), expressing the happiness for the Pasha’s come back.
Several days later, I received an invitation from Stevens, which I attach herewith the original copy, where it was a trick on their part, to direct hurtful criticism to me, by the Italian consular, which will be transferred to Constantinople. I decided from the outset to avoid company with them, which usually had taken place in the presence of Podaiski, and of course, I didn’t not accept this invitation, especially when I learned by accident, the purpose of this invitation. So I personally clarified to Mr. Stevens, that the Governor-General had promised me to send a large number of Circassians to Constantinople, and part of them are working to fix the road of Erzurum (this is real and true). With regard to the large numbers of deaths, it was decided that they will not be buried inside the city, but outside. Therefore, I told Mr. Stevens that my presence would be unnecessary.
Government Archives - Georgia, P .416, and by .3, b .1114, for the .30-30 up.