Cherkessk Community of Australia
December 3, 2009.
Circassian community of Australia is deeply concerned about the situation around
the disputed land in the Kabardino-Balkaria. The draft law "On the status of
land transhumance in the Kabardino-Balkar Republic" detriment to the interests
Circassians CBD seriously destabilize the already strained relations between the
Circassians and Balkars. The government succumbed to pressure the CBD Balkarian
ultra-nationalists taking the bill endangers the relative stability and
inter-ethnic peace in the country. Circassians CBD is still tolerated and did
not respond to provocations. But their patience is not limitless, and the
continuing disregard and infringement of interests of Circassians CBD can lead
to open confrontation between the Balkar and Adygeya. In such a conflict would
inevitably involved neighboring Karachay-Cherkessia, and Adygea, and the same
extensive Circassian community. We do not undertake to predict future
developments, as well as the scale of international resonance caused by such
events on the eve of the Summer Olympics in Sochi in 2014, as well as possible
consequences of such events for the Olympics.
We urge the authorities of the CBD, the leaders of Russia, as well as Balkaria
elite to exercise prudence and not rock the already difficult situation.
Attempts to force pressure on the leaders of the Circassian movements can only
exacerbate the situation and lead to the radicalization of the
nationalist-minded part of Circassian society with all its consequences.
We support all the demands put forward by the youth movements at a rally
Circassian Circassian community CBD held November 17 in Nalchik. We believe that
satisfy all these requirements, in particular paragraphs 1-6 is fundamentally
important to maintain relative stability in the CBD, KChR and generally in the
northern Caucasus, and thus in Russia as a whole.
Circassian Community of Australia
Representatives of the Circassian community of Australia met with the
Representatives of the Circassian community of Australia met with Eminence
Illarion - Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the
Russian Orthodox Church in the attraction of international influence to the
recent developments in the CBD.
Metropolitan Hilarion was briefed with the history and essence of the problem.
Representatives of the Circassian community also gave him his appeal a previous
president of Russia Dmitry Medvedev. Metropolitan Hilarion Circassians listened
with great attention, and assured that he would try to draw attention to this
issue and personally hand over a petition to the Patriarch of All Russia in
February in the hope that it helps in rapid resolution of the situation in the
Source: Circassian Association Australia