Today is the mourning day for all circassians, especially adiga people..
only a few people know how this nation could manage to opposite the one of the greatest countries: Great Britain, Austria, Turkey and Russia. None of these powers could risk resisting Russia openly, especially after routing by Russians the Napoleon’s army. But Circassians, not very big nation could resist Russian Empire with her well-trained and armored army for 200 years.
The Russian Czarist Army outnumbered the national Circassian resistance by more than 20 times!
May 21, 1864 is the day of completion of Russian-Caucasus war (the day of mourning of Circassian people). The Circassians dispatched the delegation for negotiations but all their attempts proved to be in vain. The general commissioner announced them the following:
“We have concluded the agreement with Turkey not to hinder those Circassians who wish to leave there. Everyone who remains will be moved to the places that we will point out.”
In June 1864 Russia announced:
“All the inhabitants of Caucasus have to leave their houses and remove within a month, otherwise they will be considered as a traitors and will be dispatched to Siberia.”
The Caucasian War ended with the occupation of Circassian land. The Czar approved a decision to deport and exile the entire Circassian people.
More than 1.5 million Circassians were expelled; approximately 80% of the total population at the time..
It was the beginning of Circassians people tragedy.
How could we ever forget how our people fought to the last breath! how could be not but PROUD of them and us belong to Adiga nation.
I bow to you my gradfather and your fellows, for you’re the bravest and proudest.
Nothing will make us forget or forgive, and we shall return to where we belong..
Kavkaz, your land will always be green, your Albruz will always be white, high and proud.. your sky will always be blue.. your people will always be strong.. and will always remember how you stood and still standing strong..
Pespect n Love..