International Circassian Association

     (LAW) VIII Congress ICA THE CHARTER OF ICA

RESOLUTION

 

Of the Executive Committee of International Circassian Association

 

February 19, 2011                                                                                 Nalchik

Saving and studying of native language in Diaspora

 

Having heard and discussed the information of Muhamed Khafitse the Executive Committee of ICA resolves: 

1.     to continue carrying out of the conference to the theme of  “Saving and studying of native language in Diaspora”

 

2.     to carry out:

·        the II International conference “Saving and studying of native language in Diaspora” in Ankara (Turkey) in 2011;

·        the III International conference “Saving and studying of native language in Diaspora” in Kfar-Kama (Israel) or in Maykop in 2012.

 

3.     to ratify the plan of Committee operation on the problems of studying of native language and creating of common adygian alphabet.

 

4.     to organize the meeting with linguists on the question of creation common literary adygian-circassian language.

 

 The President

of International Circassian Association                                    K.M. Azhakhov

 

RESOLUTION 

Of the Executive Committee of International Circassian Association

 

February 19, 2011                                                                               Nalchik

 

About preparation and carrying out of arrangements concerned with the 20th anniversary of International Circassian Association establishment

 

Having heard and discussed the information of the President of ICA Azhakhov K.M. the Executive Committee of ICA resolves:

 

1.     to take into consideration the information of Azhakhov K.M.

 

2.     to ratify “The plan of arrangements devoted to the 20th anniversary of International Circassian Association establishment”.

 

The President

of International Circassian Association                                     K.M. Azhakhov

 

 

PLAN

of arrangements on the 20-th anniversary of

International Circassian Association establishment

 

 It is 20 years on May 19, 2011 since the of International Circassian Association establishment at the Congress in Nalchik. At the suggestion of the leaders of Russian and foreign NGOs, members of the ICA, it was decided to conduct in connection with this date the following activities:

 

 1. To form "The organizing committee for conducting activities in connection with the 20-th anniversary of the International Circassian Association" establishment by the administration of Nalchik in cooperation with the republic's leadership.

 period - until March 15, 2011.

 responsible: Azhahov K.M., Hafitse M.M.

 

 2. To hold the celebrations with the report of the President of the ICA on the history of the formation of the Association; guest appearances, concert bands and soloists in one of the most capacious cinema halls of Nalchik. To prepare a list of invitees to the event managers of Russian regions and foreign guests.

period: till May 1, 2011.

responsible: Azhahov K.M., Hafitse M.M.

duration - planned.

 

 3. To publish a collection of documents on the activities of the International Circassian Association (Dzamikhov K.F.), a reference book "Circassians" (Khatko S.), a special issue of the journal "Archives and Society" (Azhahov K.M., Karov A.K., Kodzokov A.K.), to carry out a special edition of the newspaper "Nart" (or a separate publication) about the history of the ICA at the Kabardino-Circassian language (Hafitse M.M.) in the period up to May 19, 2011.

 

 duration - planned,

 Control - Azhahov KM

 

 4. To issue films in the Kabardino-Circassian and Russian Languages (30-45 min.) based on the ICA Congress, reflecting the short history of the International Circassian Association by the stated date.

 

 responsible.: Azhahov K.M., Nebezheva T.V., Kodzokov A.K .

 

 5.To provide an appropriate design of the hall, preparing of photo-booths, reflecting the history of the International Circassian Association for the design of the foyer of the hall, where the celebrations devoted 20 years of the ICA will take place.

 period – by the period of events

 responsibility.: Organizing Committee, Kodzokov A.K., Ohtov A.D., Chachuh M.H.

 

 6. To approve at the ICA Executive Committee a list of persons from among the most active and distinguished figures of the international movement of Circassian, recommended to be awarded by the Certificate of Merit and the Medal of ICA in connection with the 20-th anniversary of the Association. To prepare a commemorative editions and other memorabilia premium by the deadline.

 responsible.: Azhahov K.M., Kodzokov A.K.

 

RESOLUTION

Of the Executive Committee of International Circassian Association

 

February 19, 2011                                                                              Nalchik

 

On the progress of the work plan of the Committee of ICA for Repatriation compatriots Executive Committee approved on May 8, 2010. And addenda thereto, approved September 26, 2010.

 

 Having heard and discussed the information of Gubachikov Vladimir, the Executive Committee of ICA decides:

 

 1. In collaboration with the leaders of "Adyghe Khasa" foreign countries to intensify efforts to provide information on persons wishing to return to their homeland.

 

 2. Managers' “Adyghe Khasa” of foreign countries to organize the timely submission of this information to the Executive Committee of ICA no later than November of each year.

 

 3. All "Adyghe Khasa, under the auspices of the ICA, to focus efforts on the implementation of activities approved by the Executive Committee of ICA on  May 8 and  September 26, 2010 concerning the repatriation of compatriots, and in May this year to inform the Executive Committee of the ICA on the work done.

 

 4. Committee of the Executive Committee of ICA for the repatriation of compatriots (Gubachikov V.I.) to intensify the efforts to assist "Adyghe Khasa" in fulfilling the Executive Committee adopted regulations concerning the repatriation of compatriots.

 

 5. In order to promote the repatriation of use of the electronic and other media to bring to the foreign representatives of the diaspora of useful information on changes in Russian legislation and new regulations on customs and tax legislation.

 

 Executer - The Committee for Repatriation,

 the leaders of the “Adyghe Khasa" KBR, KChR, RA.

 Term - planned.

 

 

 

 

The President

of International Circassian Association                                      K.M. Azhakhov

 

RESOLUTION
  of the Executive Committee of International Circassian Association


19.02.2011 Nalchik


 

About the self-name and a single exonym of Circassian people

 

             Having heard and discussed a speaker Bogus A.Sh., ICA Board interprets:

Ethnic identity and the main reservoir of traditional culture of Ubykhs, Shapsugs, Adyghes, Circassians, Kabardins, other ethnographic groups of Circassians living in the Russian Federation and other countries, are common. All these groups in their native (Circassian) language have a single endonym "Adyghe".

 Representatives of numerous Circassian diaspora, living outside the Russian Federation, independently of ethnographic group of Circassians, in English, Arabic, Turkish, French and other languages ​​are called "Circassians".

 On the 25.05.2010 conclusion of Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology after N.N. Miklukho-Maclay of the Russian Academy of Sciences Ubykhs, Shapsugs, Adyghes, Circassians, Kabardins "can be considered one subethnos of  Circassian people."

Written language on the Circassian language exists in the dialect of Adyghe (Adygeys, Shapsugs, etc. us.) and Kabardino-Circassian (Kabardian, Circassians, etc. use). There is a problem of transition to a unified literary language. In accordance with the Charter ​​of ICA, ICA official languages are Russian, Circassian, English (p.1.9.Charter).

 In addition, the main aims and objectives of ICA are:
           - unification of efforts and coordination of the Circassian associations - members of the ICA, contributing to the revival and development of cultural and spiritual heritage of the Circassian people, to preserving its national identity, to restoring the true history of the Circassians (p.2.1.Charter);

-promotion of native language studying, creating a unified literary Circassian language (p.2.2.Charter).

International Circassian Association, regards:

-All ethnic groups of Circassians (Circassians), irrespective of the territory (country) of residence, constitute a single Circassian people;

 -Regular exonym of Circassians (Adyghes) in Russian, English, Arabic, Turkish, French and other languages ​​is "Circassians".

Voting results:

attended - 21; for - 19 votes; against - 1 vote (Gubachikov V.I.); abstained - 1 vote (Hafitse M.M.)  Resolution is adopted.


President of

International Circassian Association                                           K.M. Agakhov

 

RESOLUTION

 Of the Executive Committee of International Circassian Association

 

February 19, 2011                                                                                  Nalchik

 

On the problems of free training of foreign nationals in the universities OF KBR and of the Republic of Adygea

 

 Having heard and discussed the presentations OF Cihan Dzhandemir and A.K. Kodzokov, the  Executive Committee of ICA decides:

 

 1. The speakers’ information to take into consideration.

 

 2. Circassian leaders of charities of Syria, Jordan, «KAF-FED» of Turkey timely implementation of the selection of candidates for training in Russia and the preparation of necessary materials personal affairs.

 Executer - Dzh.Dzhandemir, S. Kardan, A. Ishaq.

 Period - May-June 2011.

 

 3. Managers' “Adyghe Khasa" of KBR and RA, the Executive Committee of ICA on Culture, Science and Education, Youth Affairs, Sport and Tourism to prepare the appropriate treatment in the Ministry of Education and Science of KBR and the Republic of Adygea, rectors KBSU and ASU, and in collaboration with these institutions and leaders, ensure that admissions on a budgetary basis required enrollment among young compatriots abroad.

 

 Executer - Hafitse M., Hapay A., Chachuh M., Kodzokov A.

 Period - until September 1, 2011.

 

 4. The Executive Committee of ICA on Culture, Science and Education, Youth Affairs, Sport and Tourism to monitor the process of training and education of young overseas compatriots who are studying at universities of KBR and RA.

  

The President

of International Circassian Association                                      K.M. Azhakhov

 

RESOLUTION

 of Executive Committee of the International Circassian Association

 

 19.02.2011                                                                                           Nalchik

 

On declaration of the year Isaac Mashbash in Circassian world

 

 

 

 1. Declare 2011as the year of the People's Writer of the RA, KBR, KChR, State Prize Laureate of USSR, RSFSR Ishaq Mashbash in the Circassian world.

 

 2. Request to Executive Committee of ICA on learning the native language and create a single Adyghe alphabet to prepare a plan of activities in the Russian Federation and in the Diaspora, dedicated to this anniversary.

 

 

 President

of International Circassian Association                                       K.M. Azhahov

 

RESOLUTION

of Executive Committee of the International Circassian Association

 

19.02.2011                                                                                              Nalchik

 

On the social and political situation in Kabardino-Balkaria

 

 Having heard and discussed the information of the President of ICA Azhahov K.M., Executive Committee decides:

 

 1. to take into consideration the speaker’s information.

 

2. to ratify the editing committee staff of the Executive Committee of ICA for the preparation of address on this issue.

 

 3. the ratified  text of the "Address" to be published in the media, posted on the website of ICA.

 

 4. Develop and approve measures to perpetuate the memory of who died tragically at the hands of terrorists Adyghe public figure, renowned anthropologist, Professor Tsipinov A.A. (responsible: Hafitse M.M.)

 

 President

of International Circassian Association                                      K.M. Azhahov

 

THE ADDRESS

OF THE CIRCASSIAN DIASPORA IN TURKEY

TO KABARDINO-BALKARIAN PEOPLE

 

It is very sorrowful and grieved the terrorist acts taking place in native Kabardino-Balkaria for us, Circassians living in the Turkish diaspora. We observe with the concern and anxiety as the best representatives of the Circassian people, young and old people, security officials and common people, tourists, leisure tourists to the country die. And therefore the first to express condolences to relatives of those killed in acts of terrorism, deeply empathizing with their pain.

 We, your brothers and Circassians, always keep on eye with particular attention for all the events in Kabardino-Balkaria. We were watching with the encouragement and joy the progress in the industrial and tourism sector, achieved under the leadership of Arsen Kanokov. Instead of the expected quiet and peace, which was to bring the economic development of Kabardino-Balkaria the republic absorbed a wave of terror, and the timing for this very noteworthy. It is clear that recent events have hampered economic development, tourism, peace in the region and repatriation of the Circassians in the homeland.

 Over the past 30 years we have experienced in Turkey, all the powers of terror and now, at times it is experiencing. In this connection, we can from our experiences suggest to some awful results may lead developments in the country. Our dear brothers, we should all clearly understand that terrorism is outside the bounds of humanity. Terrorism is not the price of human life. All religions, including Islam prohibits killing innocent people.

 Experience shows that the fight against terrorism must be great patience. The only effective way to fight terrorism - is not afraid of him and fight against it all together. In the fight against terrorism requires that, along with determination and fair actions of the state security services, was the confidence and support of people power. The biggest disaster that could happen to the state will occur at a time when people lost faith to its security services will begin to take care of their security and to fight for justice. This disbelief can easily stir up trouble, which leads the country into the civil war. Unfortunately, we have experienced the carnage in Turkey and have paid a high price. So that you have not experienced these events, we, your brothers in Turkey, we hope that public security authorities in the near future, detaining and convicting the terrorists possess situation.

Our greatest wish is to union leadership of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, funds and people in the struggle and achieve positive results in the near future. Along with this convey to the people of Kabardino-Balkaria, a greeting from all the Circassians living in Turkey, and wish that peace and quiet reign once again in the native country.

 

 

THE FEDERATION OF CAUCASIAN ASSOCIATIONS

24.02.2011

 

Resolution of the Council

of the International Circassian Association

25.09.2010.                                                                                            Nalchik

 

Approving of the working plans of the Committees of ICA Executive Committee for the period till 2012

   

Having listened and discussed the information of the Committees leaders:

- on representation of ICA in Russian state and international organizations (Dzhikhan Dzhandemir),

- on coordination of regional public organizations of ICA activity and relations with foreign diaspora  (Kodzokov Anatoly),

- on creation of united informational space and publishing activities (Khafitse Ìukhamed),

- on problems of native language study and creation of united Circassian (Adygh) alphabet (Khafitse Ìukhamed),

- on creation of  resumptive history of Circassians (Adyghs) (Borov Aslan),

- on culture, education and science, youth politics, sport and tourism (Chachukh Madgid),

- on economics and  business undertakings (Bogus Adam),

- on health protection, fertility and support to Adygh having many children families (Tamazov Anatoly), ICA Board resolves:

 

1.     To take the information of the reporter into consideration.

2.     To approve working planes of the Committee s for the period till 2012.

3.     To inform about plans of work all public Circassian association and interested parties by distributing corresponding information on ICA site.

4.     To hear the reports of the Committees leaders about the way of planed measures realizing on the meetings of ICA Executive Committee periodically.

 

The President of

the International Circassian Association                        Kanshoby Azhakhov

 

 

Resolution of the Council

of the International Circassian Association

                                                  

25.09.2010.                                                                                            Nalchik

 

 

About ICA proposals to include measures that reflect Circassian (Adygh) thematic  in the program of working and conducting of Winter Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi

          Having listened and discussed the information of the President of ICA of Kanshoby Azhakhov, the Council of ICA resolves:

 

1.     To take the information of Azhakhov K.M. into consideration.

2.     To approve the list of recommended by the Association measurements that reflect Circassian (Adygh) thematic for including in the program of working and conducting of Winter Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi.

3.     To inform the corresponding government structures about the list of proposals approved by ICA Council.

4.     To address on behalf of ICA to the leaders of KBR, KChR, Republic of Adygeya with request to support and to render assistance in realization of ICA proposals in connection with preparing and conducting of Winter Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi.

 

The President of

the International Circassian Association                        Kanshoby Azhakhov

 

PLAN

of the committee activity on the coordination work of regional social organizations of ICA and the connections with abroad diaspora

 

With a view to secure the coordination work of the Executive committee of ICA with the public Circassian (Adygh) association – members of Association on the territory of Russia and in diaspora the committee should:

-         To control the securing of the public association leaders by the information in time including in ICA staff about the decisions decided by the Executive committee Association and scheduling arrangements.

 

Executors: Kodzokov A.K., Kadykoy A., Orkhan Ozmen.

Time of execution: constantly.

 

-         To render assistance in organization of constant renewal information on the electronic site of ICA, placing on it “Resolutions”, “Appeals”, “Statements of the Executive committee of ICA”, actual materials about the situation in the North Caucasian republics and countries of Circassian (Adygh) diaspora contact residence.

 

Executors: Kodzokov A.K., Nebezheva T.V., Kadykoy A., Orkhan Ozmen, Gani Chinun.

Time of execution: planning.

 

- To organize regular information about more important, interesting entry arrangements and events in social unions – members of ICA in Russia and abroad for placing of given materials on the Association site.

 

Executors: members of ICA.

Time of execution: constantly.

 

-         To inform foreign compatriots in interaction with other committees of the Executive committee of ICA on the issues of repatriation, changes of Russian legislation in economic sphere, changes of taxation and custom legislation, the most interesting materials concerning cultural, sporting events and other spheres of North Caucasus republics life.

 

Executors: members of ICA.

Time of execution: planning.

 

-         To introduce the issues of organization and carrying out joint social and cultural arrangements, support actions in case of necessity by the Executive committee of ICA in co-ordination with the leaders of foreign and Russian the public association – members of ICA

 

Executors: members of the committee, leaders of public associations.

 

 

 

 

The meeting of the Executive Committee of International Circassian Association


08.05.2010 Nalchik

The meeting of the Executive Committee of International Circassian Association

  

08.05.2010                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nalchik

 

Agenda

 

1.     About the activity plans of the Executive Committee of ICA for 2009-2012 (inf.: Azhakhov Kanshoby)

 

2.     About the repatriation problems of foreign compatriots to their historical homeland
and their adaptation to the new residence (inf.: Gubachikov V.I., Chek Chichek, Kodzokov A.K.)

 

3.     About the preparation activities in places of residence of Circassians (Adighes)
in connection with 146 annual of the Russian-Caucasian war ending in XIX century
(inf.: Pashtov Bo.S., Kalmikov J.A., Shakhmurzov A., Khafitse M.M., members of the Executive Committee)

 

4.     About the outcomes of ICA’s appeal to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
on the questions of preparations to Olympics in 2014 (inf.: Kodzokov A.K.)

 

5.     About the appeal of the Executive Committee of ICA leadership to the President of
“Jamestown Foundation” (USA) on the conference of
“Hidden people, ongoing crimes: the Circassians and the peoples of the Northern
Caucasia between past and future”; (Tbilisi, 19-21 of March; 2010)

          (inf.: Azhakhov K.M.)

 

6.     About the considering by Nalchik Administration on the acquisition of the
headquarters of ICA ownership Association (inf.: Azhakhov K.M.)

 

7.     About the speech of Vice-President of IABA Chichhaliya D.K. at the conference in
MSIIR “The inclusion of Abkhazia into the Russian Empire, a new interpretation of the process” (inf. Kodzokov A.K.)

 

8.     About addressing of “Adyghe Khase” of Adygea Republic concerning the Day of Circassian (Adyghe) flag;

 

          Others:

-         About the preparation of the reference edition of “Circassians” (inf.: Azhakhov K.M.);

 

-         About the petition of “Adighe Khase” Presidium of KBR (inf.: Khafitse M.M.);

 

-         About the proposal of the Circassian Youth KChR to the Executive Committee of ICA
on the restoration question of a single ethnic name of Circassian (Adyghe) people (inf.: Azhakhov Kanshoby);

 

-         About the statement of “Adighe Khase” head of the RA Khapay A. and members
of the Executive Committee Chermit M. M., Edidzh M.E., Bogus A.Sh., on activities
of ICA (inf.: Kodzokov A.K.).

 

-         About the petition of “Adighe Khase” leader of Republic of Adigeya on the
question of encouragement of the national theatre artist of RA Udzhikhu Mariet;

 

-         About the participating of ICA representatives in the work of the X Assembly
in Roma (Italy) in 27-30 of May, 2010.

  

The President of ICA                                                                   K.M. Azhakhov

 

Resolution of the Executive Committee of ICA

 

08.05.2010                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nalchik

 

About the activity plans of the Executive Committee of ICA for the period of 2009-2012

 

Having heard and discussed the information Azhakhov K.M., the Executive Committee of ICA resolves:

 

1.     To approve the activity plan of the Executive Committee of ICA for the period 2009 - 2012.

2.     To the leaders of the committees of ICA in time until the next meeting of the Executive
Committee (August 2010) to develop and submit to the Executive Committee a list
of planned activities for the implementation of tasks arising from the approved plan for the above period.

     Term of execution - until August 2010.  

    Responsible - the leaders of the committees.

3.     In view of possible changes in the situation and suggestions of the chairman of the
 committee on the questions of compatriots repatriation Gubachikov V.I. to make further
adjustments in the activity plan of the Executive Committee of ICA claiming the
changes at the meetings of the Executive Committee or the Board of the Association.

    Time frame - if it is necessary.

    Responsible - Azhahov K.

 

                  The President

of International Circassian Association                                      K.M. Azhakhov

 

Resolution of the Executive Committee of ICA

 

08.05.2010                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nalchik

 

About the repatriation problems of foreign compatriots to their historical homeland and their adaptation to the new residence

 

Having heard and discussed the information Gubachikov V.I., Chek Chichek, Kodzokov A.K.,
and also the speech of the Executive Committee members Dzhandemir Dzhikhan, Chermit
M.M., Khafitse M.M., invitee Dzamikhov K.F. and Cherkessov M.Kh., the member of the
revision commission Khatam Nadzhat, the Executive Committee of ICA resolves:

 

1. To approve the action plans of the Committee on the questions of compatriots repatriation
 of the Executive Committee of ICA for 2010 - 2012.

 

2. To the managers of foreign public Associations - members of the ICA- every year until the 10th of December this year to submit the information to the Committee on the questions of compatriots repatriation of the Executive Committee of ICA (Gubachikov V.I.) about the families of overseas compatriots (or individuals) who have decided to move permanently to KBR, Republic of Adygea, KChR, Krasnodar Territory in the subsequent year.

Term of frame - until December of each year.

Responsible - the leaders of foreign public Associations.

 

3. To the managers of “Adyghe Khase” of KBR, RA, KChR, Krasnodar, Shapsugia with the received information from the Committee on Repatriation of the Executive Committee of ICA to make the necessary arrangements for the reception, accommodation of compatriot families coming to their historic homeland, to assist them in adapting to the new place residence. To prepare in advance the resettlement sites of families of potential re-emigrants from the number of overseas compatriots together with the Committee on Repatriation.

Time frame - expected.

Responsible - the leaders of “Adyghe Khase”, Committee on repatriation.

 

4. To organize a corresponding informational support of activities on the repatriation of compatriots to the Committee on establishing a common information space and publishing activities of the Executive Committee of ICA.

Time frame - expected.

Responsible - Khafitse M.M., Nebezheva T.V.

 

5. To committee on coordination of the activities of regional public Associations  of ICA and links with the overseas diaspora to assist in providing the necessary interaction between foreign Circassian Associations - ICA members with the leadership of the “Adyghe Khase” of the North Caucasus republics, which is planned to receive the returnees.

Time frame - expected.

Responsible - Kodzokov A.K., Ozmen Orkhan, Kadıköy Ahmad, Chigun Ghani.

 

6. To the leadership of the Executive Committee of ICA (President, Vice Presidents) in order to assist decision makers of “Adyghe Khase” and get the expected support from the republican government structures to implement the necessary contacts with the subjects of the RF, which will be hosted (resettlement) in the number of returnees from overseas compatriots.

 

 

                  The President

of International Circassian Association                                      K.M. Azhakhov

 

Resolution of the Executive Committee of ICA

 

08.05.2010                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Nalchik

 

About the preparation activities in places of mass residence of Circassians (Adighes) in connection with 146 annual of the Russian-Caucasian war ending

 

Having heard and discussed the information Khafitse M., Dzhandemir Dzhikhan, Chachukh M.Kh., Zhuzhuev T.M., Edidzh M.M., Khatam Nadzhat, Kashirokov Z.K., the Executive Committee of ICA resolves:

 

 

1.     To take to the notice the information about the upcoming activities.

2.     To the direction and the members of the Executive Committee of ICA take direct part in the activities carried out in connection with the Day of Remembrance for Victims of Russian-Caucasus war in 19 century.

 

                   The President

of International Circassian Association                                      K.M. Azhakhov

 

Resolution of the Executive Committee of ICA

08.05.2010                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nalchik

 

About the outcomes of ICA’s appeal to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on the questions of preparations to Olympics in 2014

 

Having heard and discussed the information Kodzokov A.K., the Executive Committee of ICA resolves:

To take the information into consideration.

1.     To  the leadership of the Executive Committee of ICA to make the necessary contacts with deputies from KBR, RA KChR in the State Duma, representatives of the Federation Council of Russia in terms of providing them a positive impact on the adoption of relevant decisions concerning the “Appeal” of ICA in the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Sport, Tourism and Youth policy of Russia, which the Administration of President of Russia instructed decision-making and preparation of the reply of the Executive Committee of ICA regarding the “Appeal”.

     Term of frame - during May 2010.  

     Responsible – The President of ICA, Vice-Presidents.

3.  The leaders of Circassian public association – members of ICA until the next meeting of the Executive Committee should prepare the concrete suggestions on the participating in the arrangements of Olympiad 2014 and to offer in the committee of cultural, education and science, youth politics, sport and tourism.

  

                 The President

of International Circassian Association                                      K.M. Azhakhov

 

     The administration of the

President of Russian Federation

                 Department

Of the President of Russian Federation

       on the work with citizens

       and organizations appeals

 

23, Ilinka st., Russian Federation, 103132

 To Azhakhov K.M.

6, Shogentsukova st.,

“International Circassian Association”

Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkarian Republik,

Russian Federation, 360051

 

 

We inform you that your application from 10.03.2010 ¹29 addressed to name of the President of Russian Federation is direct on consideration to the Ministry of sport, tourism and youth politics of Russian Federation with the request to inform you about the results.

  

Advisor to the Department of written

     applications and organizations                                                    A. Kozirenko

 

From: the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Russian Federation

To: the President of International Circassian Association, K.M. Azhakhov

Re: about the arrangements, concerning the support of national culture of Caucasian peoples

 

Dear Kanshobi Muzarinovich,

 

The Ministry of Cultural Affairs considered your appeal ¹29 from 10.03.2010, imparted from the Department of the President of Russian Federation and reports the following.

We inform you that generally ANO “Organizational committee “Sochi 2014”” is responsible for informational context generation during the preparation to the XXII Olympic winter games, infrastructure maintenance and realization of the majority of cultural events, including opening and closing ceremonies. In this respect, the copy of your appeal will be given to ANO “Organizational committee “Sochi 2014”” and also to the government of the Krasnodar Territory and Sochi.

On it’s part, the Ministry of Cultural Affairs reports, that during the generation of the action plan we traditionally take into account the necessity and priority of arrangements, directed to state national policy assistance and international youth upbringing in Russia taking into consideration the specifity of Southern and North-Caucasian Federal regions. Particularly, since 1998 the Ministry of Cultural Affairs in Russia has been carrying out Interregional Art Festival “World of Caucasus”, which annually takes place in one of the subjects of Southern Federal Region. In 2009 the festival took place in Ingushetia, in 2008 – in Chechen Republic, in 2007 - on Krasnodar Territory. Besides, in 2009, with the financial assistance of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, series of cultural events were held in the subjects of SFR, in particular: interregional festival “turning back to the beginnings – the way to renascence” and festival of child and youthful arts “Starlets of Adygea”(Adygean Republic); folk festival of national cultures “Dancing above Elbrus”(Kabardino-Balkarian Republic); interregional festivals of folk arts and author’s songs “Alps”(Karachay-Circassian Republic) international festival of folk dance “the Dawns of Alania” and international festival of national theatres “Stage without Limits” (Nortern Osetia); international festival of narrators “Eposes from All Over the World on the Land of Dzhangara” (Kalmykian Republic); series of regional festivals and exhibitions of national cultures in Dagestan and many other projects.

In the framework of preparation of the cultural Olympic games 2010-2014, festival, named “Polyphony of Caucasus”, was carried out in Sochi and towns of Abkhazia in January, 2010. It gathered vocal ethnographic groups from Adygea, Karachay-Circassian republic, Nothern Osetia, Abkhazia and also Armenian, Georgian, and Russian performers.

Moreover, from May till November of 2010 a complex of cultural events in the context of exchange cultural season “Russia-Abkhazia 2010” will be carried out. It includes vocal and instrumental classic music, tours of folk, choreographic and theater groups, combined actions of writers and artists and also creative masterclasses

 

 

Chief executive of the department

of art and folk arts government

support and international affairs                                         A.A. Shalashov

 

To the President of

International Circassian Association

K.M. Azhakhov

 

Copy:

To the Ministry of sport, tourism

and youth politics of Russian Federation

V.L. Mutko

 

 

Dear Mr. Azhakhov!

 

ANO “Organization Committee “Sochi 2014” (further - Organization Committee) considered your application on including of the history and culture of indigenous people of the Black Sea – Circassians (Adighes) during planning and realization of the arrangements on preparing of the XXII Winter Olympic Games and the XI Winter Paralympic Games and informs.

 

The Organization Committee is launching the realization of Caucasian Games festival in 2010, in the program of which it will be integrated your proposed activities. For more information you will be informed additionally.

 

 

 

 

                    The Vice-President

Of ANO “Organization Committee “Sochi 2014”                                  A.U. Vulf

 

Resolution of the Executive Committee of ICA

 

08.05.2010                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nalchik

 

About the appeal of the Executive Committee of ICA leadership to the President of “Jamestown Foundation” (USA) on the conference of “Hidden people, ongoing crimes: the Circassians and the peoples of the North Caucasus between past and future”

 

 

Having heard and discussed the information Azhakhov K.M., the Executive Committee of ICA resolves:

To take the information of Azhakhov K.M. into consideration.

1.     To the Committee on the creation of condensed history of Circassians, to the Committee on the establishment of a common information space and publishing activities of the Executive Committee of ICA timely and adequately react to the increasing i tendentious and biased interpretations of  Circassians’s (Adighes) history n the recent and also provocative remarks against Russian Federation and the International Circassian Association. To prepare and submit appropriate documents.

    Term of frame - if it is necessary.

    Responsible - the leaders of the committees.

 

 

               The President

of International Circassian Association                                      K.M. Azhakhov

 

To the President of

"Jamestown Foundation" of USA

Mr. Glen  Howard

Dear Mr. Glen  Howard,

The International Circassian Association expressing the national and cultural interests of the ethnic group, regardless of the residence country, is grateful to you for their attention to the problems of the Circassian people. However, there are reportedly 20-21 March 2010 in Tbilisi (Georgia) was held scientific and practical conference, where supposedly there was an appeal to the Parliament of Georgia on the recognition of the genocide of Circassians during the Russian-Caucasian war of the 19th century. The organizers of this event were marked your Foundation and the University of Elijah, Tbilisi.

In connection with the foregoing I request you to inform:

-                                 Why to participate in the preparation and holding of this event did not attract the most numerous and influential national and community organizations of the Circassian people?

- Do not you think that organize and sponsor scientific conferences or
other forums designed to discuss the vital problems of any ethnic group without
participating in the discussion of prominent scientists and politicians from among
the representatives of the people, is not just ethically?

- Was it worth spending Jamestown Foundation finance and organize the forum so for away from you - in Georgia? It is the headquarters of the UN (more authoritative organization) is very close to you! The recognition of the UN would have been perhaps more effective?

-   Should not it expediently to ask the opinion of management of foreign Circassian associations representing the interests of the majority of Russians living abroad about the carrying on the Olympic Games in Sochi? Or the view of the main part of shapsugs, currently living in their historic homeland - the Black Sea coast, those who continue to live in the area and use the infrastructure, facilities, jobs created by the holding of the Olympic Games, 2014 rather than the individuals among the diaspora (who was invited to a conference in Georgia) who do not know of the information about the situation in the historic homeland and not attend it?

-   Do you have the opportunity to provide us with materials of this conference?

-   Do you feel it more appropriate (if you really care about the problems of the Circassian people) let us know about the planning of such activities related to the Circassian perspective?

The president of the
International Circassian Association      
                            K.M. Azhakhov

 

Resolution of the Executive Committee

of the International Circassian Association

 

08.05.2010                                                                                                   Nalchik

On considering by the Administration of Nalchik  the purchase of ICA headquarters ownership of the Association

 

Having heard and discussed the information of the ICA President Azhakhov K.M., the Executive Committee of ICA resolves:

 

1. To take information of Azhakhov K.M. into consideration.

2. To continue the work on realization of measures aimed at the acquisition of ICA headquarters in the property of the Association.

Time of execution - expected.

Responsibility - Azhakhov K.M., the Committee on the economy.

 

 

President of the

International Circassian Association                          K.M. Azhakhov

 

Resolution of the Executive Committee

of the International Circassian Association

 

08.05.2010                                                                                                   Nalchik

 

On the speech of the Vice-President of IABA Chichhaliya D.K.

at the conference at MGIMO (Moscow)

“The entry of Abkhazia into the Russian Empire,

A new interpretation of the process”

 

Having heard and discussed information of Kodzokov Anatoly, the Executive Committee of ICA resolves:

 

1. To take information of Kodzokov Anatoly into consideration.

2. To the Executive Committee of ICA to conduct negotiations with the leaders of IABA (Shamba T.M. and Chichhaliya D.K.) with a view to regulate the originated problem.

Term of execution - during May 2010

Responsibility – Azhakov K.M., Borov A.H., Dzamikhov K.F.

 

 

President of the

International Circassian Association                          K.M. Azhakhov

 

The presenter introduces: Chichkhaliya Denis Kenshalovich – vice-president  of World Congress of Abkhazian and Abazian Nation. Subject of speech – “Affiliation of Abkhazia with Russian Empire, New Interpretation of the Process”. (Press the button for recording)

 

D.K. Chichkhaliya’s speech:

 

- The latest news, or, to be particular, events were a bit surprising for me and I believe that they would be interesting and useful for the audience as they are of applied meaning both for ethnology and diplomacy. The matter is that my ex-title is connected with life of Caucasian Diaspora. I’d like to discuss this subject. The last events were as follows: International Circassian Organization in Turkey had made a declaration and addressed it to V.V. Putin. The declaration contains two following clauses: the first one is connected with coming Olympic games and it was announced there that Krasnaya Polyana is Adygean land, so relevant warnings concerning its historical past were made; the second issue stated that as far as Olympic games will take place on the territory of Adyghes historical habitations - it would be fairly to implement national Adyghe elements in Olympic symbolism

I’m addressing you not as an official representative of International Abkhazian and Abazian Association, but as a private person. I don’t know what will be the official response to such an unfriendly declaration of our fraternal nation – Adyghes, however, I suppose it is necessary to clarify something.

The district of Krasnaya Polyana is a historical part of Medoveya as it was named in Russian documents of the 19th century and in the later sources. Medoveya consisted of three small mountainous areas: Pskhu, Adibga and Akhchipsu. All three areas are originally Abkhazian lands. The whole territory and population were ruled by dukes from the clan of Amarshan who had never been noticed out of Abkhazian ethnos. Those who had been there belonged to the generation of the so-called Mazipa or Badarkanipa and southward of contemporary Krasnaya Polyana there lived Abkhazian society called Zvizha and Chvizha. Larisa Zvizhba is to my left. She is a descendant of Zvizha and Chvizha, who used to live here. Further south, there lived people, ruled by nobles Lamlyrtsha and further in the south there is Adler (it’s a Turkish name of Ared – Abkhazian noble clan and Aler – symbol of plural). By the way, on the Belar map it is indicated as A-dy-ler. As for the rest of the territory of Big Sochi, if we start from the border with Abkhazia, there have been small princedoms, so-called seigniorias – Zanba, then Gechba (the district of Bzymty airport).After that there was Khamysh (so-called Khamysheevtsy) and than Aoubla (Sashe society, ruled by Aoubla clan).

I had been giving a talk at the Institute of Ethnology on the similar subject so I apologize for repeating some theses, but I’ll try to paraphrase. Besides on the map of this part of Abkhazia, named “The Land of the Sadzeys” or “Dzhegety” there are, probably, some relic names which are connected with that fact that dukes Achba lived there. They are embodied in such toponyms as “Achipse”, translated “Achba’s river” and “Achishkho”, translated “Achba’s moutain”. Here is, by the way, Abkhazian scientist and public figure Teimouraz Achubga. He is one of the sadzeys and his ancestors lived to the north-west of contemporary Gagra. If he doesn’t agree, he will clarify the issue himself. Moreover he is one of the Batumian Abkhazians, those, who had settled in the outskirts of Batumi. And so I did last time at the Institute of Ethnology, was surprised at this, the author of the thesis that coastal Sadz were Abazins, not the Abkhazians, the author of Lavrov and his students for some reason did not bother (it was in Soviet times and not so difficult was to travel to Batumi, Batumi was a member of the Soviet Union) in order to confirm or refute this thesis here, it was enough just to come to Batumi. There descendants Sadz were not so little, and could spend their research and, in a sense, come to a more correct opinion.

Regarding todays’ life Abkhazian diaspora in Turkey - is also linked with this region - from Krasnaya Polyana, since this issue will not resurface once, of course, in our social and political life. I would give such an explanation that there were terrible, very large loss of life in the process of migration and deportation, but exactly people survived in Krasnaya Polyana. And the seven former residents of the villages of Krasnaya Polyana are represented today in the Turkish diaspora. Some of them have already been repatriated. They are already living in Abkhazia. Some of them even are the members of our Parliament.

Abkhaz diaspora is organized as a part of All-Caucasian diaspora. It is organized in the form of derneks. Derneks - a unique such cultural centers, clubs on a national basis. They do all together, in general, referred to as a “Circassians” or “Caucasians”, which is practically the same, i.e. the term “Circassian” is not a local value which we attach to it here in the Caucasus or, in general, in Russia. It means that “Circassian” is practically a synonym for either the Caucasian in general, but more correctly – North-Caucasian. It still is one such nuance that must be considered by specialists that Abkhazia, i.e. as the principality of Abkhazia, which was not part of North Abkhazia (Abazins of these days), and practically, perhaps, except for some minor points, and was not part of the north-west of Abkhazia - Abkhazia Malaya, which I have just told you and I will continue, i.e. Sadz part of Abkhazia and Sochi-Adler part there is not. But in order to distinguish and avoid confusion in the political sense, some with others, the Abkhazians were called, most frequently in documents of the period of the Caucasian War, only the people actually Abkhazian principality. Others, in the sense, here on the shore, the rest of Abkhazia (since they were not included into the Russian Empire along with the ruler) called Circassians, Dzhigets, and sometimes all of them together - Ubykhs. Therefore, here, before you come to some common denominator must be considered and these moments. And to the loyal people not to be confused with it, often repeating myself, called them the Circassians. But here is why some contemporary figures, and modern ethnographers are often confused and began to reckon the Abkhazians living outside of Abkhazia proper, to the Adyghes, and, indeed, like an echo here of such misuse of scientific errors, and then begin to have and is not Abkhazian territory to call at least, and now I would like as if this concentrate your attention. And these derneks (I return even now in Turkey) have been merged together, and until recently a very comfortable feel under the name of “Circassian”. But since here we, with this Black Sea coast, arriving there, began to explain them (i.e. do it and Circassians, and we are doing - Abkhazians) that the term “Circassian” does not always correspond to the actual content - not quite make which they invest, they have become little distinction between themselves and not only so, but not always in the most foreign of the Caucasian diaspora in particular with regard to the Abkhazian-Adyghe or Circassians, Abkhaz society, there were political differences. They have become more clearly marked especially after Russia recognized Abkhazia.

Because before that, under the influence of compatriots who came back from Abkhazia there, the Abkhaz have been more loyal in their attitude to Russia. After Russia’s recognition of the independence and sovereignty of Abkhazia, loyalty has increased there. And what is why Circassian diaspora actions not always coincide with the wishes and opinions of the Abkhazians. And so they decided, then, not disturbing the overall harmony of the Abkhaz-Adyghe, to distinguish their clubs and unite them in one direction. And the new leader by the name of Abusva, was recently in Abkhazia and made there relevant, very correct clarities. He referred to the fact that, unfortunately, recently not at all of our appeals of our brothers, Circassians, we can and want to subscribe, so we want to have the opportunity to be with Adyghes where we are agree and have a consensus with them, and to have the opportunity to speak our own word where we have a different point of view. These are the moments, I think, that are enough interesting to make some expert conclusions at the present stage already. I would like to focus on this.

And now in the end I would like to say about my meetings with representatives of princely families, who lived in Sochi-Adler region. It’s just simple pictures. Well, at first we will start geographically. I met the prince of Arzba family and tried to get the old man’s recognition of his social status. I asked him tricky questions but he did not say a word, did not admit that he is a prince. Arzba (Ardler) was not admitting and then I have already said: “Your wife is of the princely origin, your grandmother is of the princely origin, your great-grandmother is of the princely origin! This indicates that your ancestors through the male line are also equal to them. This all suggests that you are the prince!” He said evasively: “Well, they say so”. It turns out that in principle, it was easy to guess that it was improper for the prince to say that he was the prince. In principle, everybody already knew who he was and there was no need to talk about it. And besides, it turns out that it is improper, especially in a variegated social environment to talk about it. Unfortunately, he died in a couple of years. I met only his wife at second time. By the way, she is also from Bagh family. Their ancestors also lived among the Krasnaya Polyana and Pshuru and (to make it easier to remember) it is somewhere between the Krasnaya Polyana, but souther and the lake Ritz. They also belong to Bagarkanipa family. This is also a unit of princes Marchand. This is absolutely accurate. I met his son Seyfidin at second time, but he did not master the Abkhaz language. The process of urbanization there is very fast, because there is no institution, radio and television, kindergarten in the Abkhaz language, and that is why the language is vanishing. And she was very interesting meeting with me. By the way, when I was at the Institute of Ethnology, I forgot one very curious detail. I’ll tell you. I dreamed to meet Prince Aubla. Aubla - a princely family, which ruled in modern Sochi, so this region to Mamaysky ridge. Honor of Aubla in Abkhaz society is not comparable at all with anything. This is the only Abkhazian princes, who in the presence or if the owner of Abkhazia Chachba comes, has the right not to stand. Till present days. I think that there is a hint that they have the same origin, I think that is the same kind of Chachba, but others. It turns out that children of this kin do not put on the ground till 3-5 years. They are, in general, are God’s chosen, their nanny pass them from hand to hand, but do not put on the ground. The princes were very hospitable.

 

Resolution of the Executive Committee

of the International Circassian Association

 

08.05.2010                                                                                                   Nalchik

 

On addressing of “Adyghe Khase” of Adygea Republic

concerning the Day of Circassian (Adygh) flag

 

Having heard and discussed information of Hapai A.U. (Chermit M.M.), the Executive Committee of ICA resolves:

 

1. To take information of Hapai A.U. (Chermit M.M.) into consideration.

2. Taking into account the earlier decision of the Executive Committee of ICA to support the idea of establishing the Day of Circassian (Adygh) flag.

3. To the Executive Committee to direct to all societies – members of the Association with the request to inform about their opinion on the definition of the deliberate date of the Day of Circassian (Adygh) flag.

Term of execution – May 2010.

Responsibility – Azhakhov Ê. Ì., Hapai À.U.

 

 

                           President of the

International Circassian Association                          K.M. Azhakhov

 

Resolution of the Executive Committee

of the International Circassian Association

 

08.05.2010                                                                                                   Nalchik

 

On the way of preparing of the reference edition “Circassians”

 

         Having heard and discussed information of Azhakhov Ê. Ì., the Executive Committee of ICA resolves:

To take information of Azhakhov  K.M. into consideration.

1.     To charge the ICA President Azhakhov K.M.  with future control on the way of preparing and publishing of the hand-book «Circassians».

Term of execution – during 2010.

Responsibility – Azhakhov  Ê. Ì.

 

 

                      President of the

International Circassian Association                          K.M. Azhakhov

 

Resolution of the Executive Committee

of the International Circassian Association

 

08.05.2010                                                                                                   Nalchik

On petition of the Presidium of “Adyghe Khase” KBR

 

Having heard and discussed information of Hafitse M.M., the Executive Committee of ICA resolves:

1. To encourage the mentioned in the solicitation Balova Lyudmila, Zhilyaslva Marita, Tokova Sara, Bekanova Masirat, Bekulova Asiyat for active work on organization and carrying out of interregional annual contest “Ñè áçýñè ïñý, ñè äóíåé” by ICA diplomas (certificates).

2. To manufacture the corresponding diplomas (certificates) for presenting to the organizers of the competition.

Term of execution – during May 2010.

Responsibility  – Kodzokov A.K.

 

 

President of the

International Circassian Association                          K.M. Azhakhov

 

Resolution of the Executive Committee

of the International Circassian Association

 

08.05.2010                                                                                                   Nalchik

 

 

On the proposal of the Circassian Youth KChR to the Executive Committee of ICA on the restoration question of a single ethnic name of Circassian (Adygh) people

Having heard and discussed information of Azhakhov Ê. Ì., the Executive Committee of ICA resolves:

 

1.     To take information of Azhakhov Ê. Ì into consideration.

2.     To prepare corresponding response to the proposal initiator.

Term of execution – during May 2010.

Responsibility  –Azhakov K.M., Kodzokov A.K.

 

 

 

              President of the

International Circassian Association                          K.M. Azhakhov

 

Resolution of the Executive Committee

of the International Circassian Association

 

08.05.2010                                                                                                   Nalchik

 

On the statement of "Adyghe Khase" head of the RA Hapi A. and members of the Executive Committee Chermit M., Edydzh M., Bogus A. on activities of ICA

         Having heard and discussed information of Kodzokov A.K. and Chermit M.M., the Executive Committee of ICA resolves:

 

1. To take information of Kodzokov A.K. and Chermit M.M. into consideration.

    2. To lay on the table the question on the initiative of Chermit M.M., who mentioned that the petition emerged because of misunderstanding of the content of the received information.

Term of execution – till  May 20, 2010

Responsibility  – Kodzokov A.K.

 

 

                      President of the

International Circassian Association                          K.M. Azhakhov

 

Resolution of the Executive Committee

of the International Circassian Association

 

08.05.2010                                                                                                   Nalchik

About the the petitionof the head of Adigeya Republic "Adyghe Khase" on encouragement of the actress of the AR National Theater Udzhykhu Mariyet

 

Having heard and discussed information of Chermit M.M. and Khatam Nadzhat, the Executive Committee of ICA resolves:

 

1.       To take information of Chermit M.M. and Khatam Nadzhat into consideration.

2.       To reward the Honoured artist of RF and national artist of the Adigeya Republic Udzhykhu Mariyet with diploma (document) of ICA.

Term of execution – during May 2010

Responsibility  –Azhakhov K.M., Kodzokov A.K.

 

 

 

               President of the

International Circassian Association                          K.M. Azhakhov

 

Resolution of the Executive Committee

of the International Circassian Association

 

08.05.2010                                                                                                   Nalchik

About the participation of the representatives of ICA in the work of

X Assemble in Rome (Italy) 27-30 May 2010

 

Having heard and discussed information of Dzhandemir Dzhikhan and Chek Cicek, the Executive Committee of ICA resolves:

1. To agree with the proposal for members of the Board MCHA Dzhandemir Cihan and Check Cicek to participate on behalf of ICA in the X Assembly of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples (UNPO) in May 2010.

2. To these persons to agree with the leadership of the ICA Board speeches at this event.

Term of execution – during May 2010

Responsibility  – Dzhandemir Dzhikhan, Chek Cicek

 

 

 

               President of the

International Circassian Association                          K.M. Azhakhov

 

 

 

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