Caucasian War: History and Representations by Khasan Kasumov
Special to CircassianWorld.com
Khasan Kasumov FatihUniversity, Istanbul
The history of the Caucasian War that ended 146 years ago, memories of it, as well as stereotyped perceptions and representations of the past events have become the scene of ideological nationalistic struggle and propaganda for the ruling groups and elites striving for legitimization. The change of methodological paradigms as a result of departure from the orthodox Marxist historiography favored the formation of pluralism in scientific research on the one hand, and led to "methodological anarchy” on the other. Apart from that, the longing of some political circles for placing history at the service of their nationalistic interests has turned out to be an obvious move towards keenness on ethnic history, politics and culture.
Thus, it may be ascertained that a deep crisis is being observed both in the field ...
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Discussion was held in the Parliament of Georgia, the committee on relations with compatriots. Professor Bejan Khorava Sukhumi University presented a paper on the history of the Circassians, and the Caucasus, Merab Chuhua - the fate of the Chechens and Ingush. As the participants of the discussion, they are uniquely able to evaluate the policy of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation in relation to the Caucasian peoples as genocide. However, the decision on this matter should take policy - they say. At a meeting in Parliament and was attended by representatives of the North Caucasian diaspora, living in Georgia. Discussions on evaluation of the events in the North Caucasus will continue, including with the participation of international experts. The final decision on the recognition of genocide ...
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