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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

13 May 2009

Circassian World :: Adyghe - Abkhaz History & Culture


13 May 2009

www.circassianworld.com, Ankara, Turkey & Scottsdale, AZ, US.

"The main purposes of the Circassian World website [Est. 21 Feb 2005 - ed.] are: * To generate an informational resource for Circassians and non-Circassians who wish to learn more about the heritage, culture, and history of the Adyghe-Abkhaz people; * To strengthen the Circassian national identity and consciousness through informational resources about the Circassian history and heritage; * To support and work with other organizations to revive the practice of Circassian history, culture, and language; * To collect all types of literature and literary documents about Circassians written in all languages - especially in English and in French - and to translate them into languages spoken by the majority of the Circassian people; * To educate the world about the 1763-1864 war in which the Circassians fought against Russia, but finally defeated. To teach the world that fact that Russian conquest led to the massacre and biggest genocide of the nineteenth century committed against the Circassian nation by Czarist Russia and the eventual forced deportation of the Circassian people to countries throughout the world; * To strengthen communication and relationships amongst Circassians all around the world."

Site contents:
* Articles (Circassians, War and Genocide, North Caucasus, Mythology, General, Diaspora, Language, Art and Literature); * News (latest events, Headlines, Diaspora, Culture, Sport, Interview, Analysis, Key Texts, Events); * Links (News & Information Portals (20), Non-Governmental Organizations (19), Culture & Research (17), Circassian Republics (18), Language (7), Art (16).); * About * Contact * Blog [http://circassianworld.blogspot.com/] * Gallery (Historical (24 pictures), Weaponry (12), Maps (54), Random photos about Circassians (34)); * Search; * Events; * Blog News; * Circassian World (CW) Newsletter (email edition); * Historical Maps.

URL http://www.circassianworld.com/new/

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.circassianworld.com

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
News/ Documents/ Study/ Online Guide
* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
V. Useful
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 1,000

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com