Thursday, November 27, 2014


North Caucasus

Kabardino-Balkaria Man Gets Four Years For Fighting In Syria

Activists in Kabardino-Balkaria and surrounding regions have accused Russia of treating Syrian Circassian refugees badly, saying that they have not been given any government-funded benefits and that some have even been refused Russian visas.

November 26, 2014
The 22-year-old man had pleaded guilty to being in Syria, but said he had gone there to protect Circassian women and children. Syria has had an ethnic Circassian community since the early 1860s, when the Russian-Circassian war of 1864 forced them to migrate from their homeland. More

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