Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Q: Where is Circassia?
Q: Who are the Circassians?
Q: Who does the term Circassian apply to?
Q: When were the Circassian Christianized?
Q: What happened to the Circassians after
the Russians arrived in the Caucasus?
Q: Can you name the tribes that make up the 12 stars of the flag?
Q: What Circassian city is named after its famous apples?
Q: What coastal city will be the site of the “planned” 2014 Winter Olympics and is the historic home of the Wubikhs and the location of the final Circassian battles with Russia?
Q: What is the name of the river that flows from its source at Mt. Elbrus to the Sea of Azov?
Q: What great mountain near Nalchik translates as “to the highest limit” in English?
Q: What is the Circassian name of the natural rock formation in Adyghe that looks like a warrior face and represents the God of the forest?
Q: What Circassian deity from the Nart epics was quenched in water when he was a baby to harden him like steel?
Q: What is the name of the dance troupe founded in 1936 and is based in the Republic of Adygeya?
Q: What is the first Circassian language to become extinct with its last known speaker recently dying?
Q: What is a name of a Circassian song genre that denotes mourning and lamenting?
Q: To commemorate the tragedy of 1864, many Circassians don’t eat fish from which body of water?
Q: What is the name of this song which was written for the Circassian exile?
Q: What are the names of two Turkish port cities that took in the first Circassian refugees?
Q: What is the name of the Russian General who paid money to Cossacks to cut the heads off Circassians and bring them to him?
Q: What is the name of the legendary female pshinawa (accordion player) who created a distinctive style of playing that is replicated often today?
Q: What is the name of the world famous Circassian conductor who is currently the music director for the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Conductor Laureate for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London?
Q: What is the name of the legendary Circassian military hero who had a prominent role in the establishment of the Turkish republic and was later falsely called a traitor by the ungrateful Ataturk?
Q: Ahmed Mohir Pasha, a Circassian, was prime minister 4 times between the years 1936 and 1952 of what country?
Q: What is the name of the legendary Shapsough warrior who fought during the mid 19th century and was known as the “Lion of Circassia”?
Q: Who is the Professor of Anthropology at McMaster University who published the Nart Sagas in 2002?
Q: Who is the German philosopher, economist, and revolutionary, as well as the founder of communism, who was among several prominent writers who supported the cause of the Caucasian freedom fighters in the mid 19th century?
Q: What is the name of the Egyptian ruler who effectively ended Circassian Mamluk domination of Egypt in 1811 when he invited 500 of their leaders to a celebration in the citadel and massacred them?
Q: In his “Letters on the English” and other works, who is the 18th century French philosopher that described the incomparable beauty and the condition of Circassian women?
Q: What British author spent the years 1837-1839 in the Caucasus and published “Journal of a Residence in Circassia”?