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Directed by Yaarob Osman and Yahia Zakaria A short introduction of the circassians and Syria. Some parts of this short movie was borrowed from: THE CALL ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_3seyKmoR0&t=2s ) produced by ThinkFilmz. Dedicated to EuroAnswer
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Tens of thousands of Circassians, an ethnic group originating from Russia's Caucasus region, are believed to be living in Syria. But now many of them are trying to return to their ancestral homeland. The majority of the community are supporting the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and they fear reprisals if the opposition takes over. Al Jazeera's Sue Turton reports from Nalchik in northern Caucasus. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to ...
(20 Aug 2012) LEAD-IN: The fighting in Syria is spilling out across the Middle East as refugees flee. People from one ethnic group, the Circassians are escaping to Russia to find their long lost ancestors in the North Caucasus. In the 1860s they fled to Syria to escape fighting in their ancestral homeland, and now they are trying to return. STORYLINE: Rim Kray is a refugee from Aleppo in Syria, and now she resides in this small, cramped room with her two sons. She is living in a single room in a sanatorium in Nalchik in Russia's Caucasus region. The refugee from Aleppo says she was worried for her two sons' safety, so the family left Syria for Russia. "We were afraid of bombings and armed people who were attacking. So because of the kids we had to leave everything we had the...
Role of the Circassians in the liberation of Damascus, Syria 18-21 June 1941
On May 21, Circassians around the world celebrated the 155th anniversary of the Circassian genocide when the Russian Empire ethnically cleansed the majority of Circassians from their homeland. For Syrian Circassians, the commemoration was another reminder of their continued tragedy.
Circassians of the USA at the Russian Consulate in NYC in support of Circassians in Syira Recently, there have been many demonstrations and one-man stands in Moscow, Nalchik, Maykop, Turkey, Abkhazia, and other locations in support of allowing our Circassians in war torn Syria repatriate to our homeland. As Circassians in America, we are joining this united global call to allow our compatriots get out of danger and return to our homeland.
Contrary to the Kurds and Turkmen, the Syrian Circassians stood firmly behind the government to defend their country.