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The Russian won the competition for a memorial to the victims of "genocide" of the Circassians

2011-12-05 11:03

The winner of the competition for a memorial to commemorate the victims of "genocide" of the Circassian people from the Russian Empire is a citizen of Russia.

According to VZGLYAD, the triumphant of the competition, organized by the Georgian government, os Hussein Hacheskov from Kabardino-Balkaria. He has appeared the best of the 29 artists from the United States, Turkey, Jordan, Russia and Georgia.

Recall, March 20, the Georgian parliament adopted a decision on the recognition of the genocide of the Circassian people from Russia in the XIX century.

All 95 MPs voted "for". Representatives of the parliamentary majority has claimed this decision to be allegedly restoration of "historic justice."

The document stated the "planned nature" of the Russian massacres and forced resettlement of the Circassians in the XIX century.

Representatives of the State Minister for Diaspora Affairs Papuna Davitaia also reported that not only the winner will receive a prize, but aslo two project - on 2nd and 3rd places. The authors of most impressive projects will receive $ 10, 3 or 1 thousand, respectively, as a reward.

Earlier, representatives of the Georgian Ministry of Diaspora Affairs reported that the competition will be international.

The decision to erect a building has already been taken by the Parliament of the Republic. Also a special Circassian center will be established in Georgia.

As reported by the head of the parliamentary committee on diaspora and the Caucasus Nugzar Tsiklauri, a memorial to the victims of the genocide of Circassians from the Russian Empire may be installed in the resort of Anaklia, at the border with Abkhazia.

"After consultation, we will be able to tell where the memorial and cultural center will be established", said the MP.

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