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JUNE 2012


Circassians In Sudan

posted by eagle on June, 2012 as CIRCASSIA ADIGA


The Circassian Qubba-s of Abbas Avenue,

Khartoum: Governors and Soldiers in 19th

Century Sudan

ANDREW MCGREGOR

Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Canada

 


http://www.njas.helsinki.fi/pdf-files/vol10num1/mcgregor.pdf


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The Forgotten Circassian Nation

posted by eagle on as CIRCASSIA ADIGA


The Forgotten Circassian Nation

BY JULIA BARTON ⋅ MAY 21, 2012

The Circassians tribes of the North Caucasus were once a romantic subject for British and French writers. Alexandre Dumas and others were rapturous about Circassians’ tall sheepskin hats, their horsemanship and their code of honor; less so about the way Circassians sold their sons and daughters to Ottoman slave-traders. Still, the world had other things on its mind besides Circassians by 1864. That’s when the Russian Imperial Army made a final push to slaughter the war-like tribes of the Caucasus.

Some Circassians survived abroad, and May 21st is when their descendants commemorate what they say is a forgotten genocide. Their voices have gotten louder as Russia prepares to host the Winter Olympics in Sochi—a city on the Black Sea that Circassians such as Zack Barsik say should be long to them.

As far as he knows, Barsik is the first Circassian born in the US. He ...


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