Window on Eurasia: Sochi Countdown – The Olympiad in the North Caucasus Begins
Note: This is my 50th – and last — special Window on Eurasia about the meaning and impact of the Sochi Olympiad. I want to thank all of you who have provided me with citations, who have offered perspectives, and who have corrected my mistakes. I very much hope that the Sochi Games, however ill-advised and ill-prepared they have been, will take place without violence or greater repression. Many thanks. Paul Goble firstname.lastname@example.org
Circassians in Nalchik Today Protest Against Sochi; Russian Officials Arrest 25. Police detained 25 people today in Nalchik who were taking part in a demonstration against the opening of the Olympics on the site where Russian forces killed and expelled hundreds of thousands of their ancestors and on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of this event. Russian hackers have also blocked several Circassian sites in hopes of limiting news of ...
Worldwide are Outraged for Holding the Olympiad in Sochi
Friday, the 7th of
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
Window on Eurasia: Sochi Countdown – One Week to the Olympiad in the North Caucasus
Note: This is my 49th special Window on Eurasia about the meaning and impact of the planned Olympiad on the nations in the surrounding region. These WOEs, which will appear each Friday over the coming year, will not aim at being comprehensive but rather will consist of a series bullet points about such developments. I would like to invite anyone with special knowledge or information about this subject to send me references to the materials involved. My email address is email@example.com Allow me to express my thanks to all those who already have. Paul Goble
London Warns Terrorist Attacks in Russia ‘Very Likely’ Before or During Games.Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office says that terrorist attacks are "very likely to occur” in the Russian Federation before or during the Sochi Games. According to the BBC, "the FCO advises against all travel to ...
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