In Georgia, a Center of Circassian Culture will be established
In Georgia, on the initiative of President Mikhail Saakashvili a Center of Circassian culture will be established.
As reported by VZGLIAD, the work of this center will be held under the auspices of the local Ministry of Culture.
Recall, March 20, the Georgian parliament adopted a decision on the recognition of the genocide of the Circassian people from Russia in 19th century.
All 95 MPs voted for this. Representatives of the parliamentary majority has stated that this decision is a restoration of "historic justice".
The document stated the "designed" nature of Russian massacres and forced resettlement of the Circassians in 19th century.
November 25, the winner of the contest for the memorial in honor of representatives of Circassian people, who have been victims of "genocide" by the Russian Empire, will be declared.
Representatives of the State Minister for Diaspora Affairs Papuna Davitaia also reported that not only the winner will receive a prize, but also two of the project, which took second and third places. The authors of the best works will get ten, three or one thousand dollars as a reward.
Earlier, representatives of the Georgian Ministry of Diaspora Affairs reported that the competition will be international.
The decision to erect a memorial has already been taken by the Parliament of the Republic. Also, there will appear a special Center of Circassian Culture in Georgia.
As reported by the head of the parliamentary committee on diaspora and the Caucasus Nugzar Tsiklauri, a memorial to victims of genocide of Circassians from the Russian Empire may be established in Anaklia resort, at the border with Abkhazia.
"After consultation, we we'll be able to tell where exactly the memorial and cultural center will be established", said the MP.