Neither the Russian Olympic team’s victory in the unofficial medal competition at the Sochi Winter Games nor Russia’s achievements in sports can compensate for the number of acute issues that surfaced in the course of the Olympic preparations. One of them is the Circassian issue, which has been kept undeservingly under cover for years. Sufian Zhemukhov and Robert Orttung of George Washington University tell the story of the Russian conquest of Sochi, during which the Circassian population was almost wiped out.
They Chose Freedom: The Story of Soviet Dissidents. Film Screening and Discussion with Vladimir Bukovsky (London)
VIDEO: IMR Discussion with Vladimir Bukovsky
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