A Krasnodar Agglomeration Will Destroy the Adygey Republic, Circassian Activists Say
November 27 – There are many tactics Moscow can use to destroy non-Russian
republics. One of them, the new Circassian Progress organization says in an
appeal to the head of the Adygey Republic. is to form urban agglomerations that
include part but not all of the republic and subordinate them to larger and more
powerful entities beyond the republic borders.
appeal written by Aslan Agirov of that organization and sent to Murat Kumpilov last
week, stresses that plans to create a Krasnodar agglomeration including three
municipalities of the republic “threatens the very statehood of our republic”
and must be opposed (circassianprogress-rus.blogspot.com/2018/11/blog-post_26.html).
pushing for this agglomeration “are pursuing completely obvious goals,” among
the most important is giving new powers to those regions which do not rely on
subsidies to direct the activities of those which do, something that will work
to the advantage of Russian areas in this case and against those of the Adygey
will lead to the abandonment of some villages and municipalities in the latter
in the name of efficiency for the former and for the Russian Federation as a
whole, but among the things destroyed in the process will be many sites
critical to the history and identity of the Circassian people.
process may be indirect or even hybrid, but it is nonetheless obviously
directed at that end, the appeal says. And those who will suffer will be those
who have already suffered more than enough as “the most defenseless part” of
the population, the Circassians rather than the ethnic Russians.
We the residents of the republic, in particular Adygs, have long been among the
most defenseless part of the population of the Russian Federation. This has
been recognized even in law.” In 1996, the republic parliament officially
recognized “the genocide of the Adyg (Circassian) people.”
But since that
time, things have so been arranged so that Russians dominate the parliament
that passed that legislation. Agglomeration will only make that trend more
all-embracing.The appeal calls on the
republic head to oppose this process in order to defend the indigenous
population against further depradations.