Friday, December 7, 2012

Circassians rally in Moscow over Syrian compatriots

On Dec 2, over 100 people held a rally in Moscow in support of Syria’s Circassians. They called on the Russian government to intervene and allow the estimated 100,000 ethnic Circassians who live in Syria to repatriate to the Russian North Caucasus
However, Moscow has been reluctant to help the Circassian refugees. Moscow does not want to antagonize the Circassians and other koranimal minorities but at the same time wants to avoid an increase in the size of the arselifter population of the North Caucasus through immigration
News report here.