The Battle of Subashi in Sochi in portraits

  Ivan Aivazovsky’s painting “The Landing of N. N. Raevsky at Subashi” (and the attached colour and black and white photographic reproductions from the painting) depict the Battle of Subashi, one of the myriad battles between the Circassians and Russians in the area of Sochi between the late 1830s and the early 1860s. The battle took place at the mouth …

Circassian identity a ‘hidden germ’ in Turkish politics

#circassian identity in Turkish politics Circassians first came to Anatolia in significant numbers during the 19th century, when up to a million were forced out of their homeland in the North Caucasus by the Russian Empire. Curated from INTERVIEW: Circassian identity a ‘hidden germ’ in Turkish politics – POLITICS Hürriyet Daily News spoke to Besleney to explore this little-known “hidden …