Caucasus House

Caucasus House is the first organization and think-tank in Canada which attempts to assemble the panel of experts focusing on Caucasus region and initiate the exchange of scholarly publications, ideas, research and exploration of this vital region on the main crossroads of Europe and Asia. Its mission is to engage in exchange of ideas and discussions with leading scholars, experts and writers on Caucasus to enhance the awareness of the complex social, political, cultural and economic aspects of the region for the broad public, including policymakers, journalists, students and media.

Questions for Akhmed Zakaev

Questions for Akhmed Zakaev
Ask your questions to Akhmed Zakaev, the Chairman of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. Caucasus House will submit your questions during the interview with the Akhmed Zakaev. Please Clink on the Image

Poll of the day: What will be the impact of the Russian-Georgian war for the Caucasus region in 2009?

Monday, December 1, 2008

Russia's treatment of its republics in the Caucasus has turned them into tinderboxes

From The Economist

"I DESIRE that the terror of my name should guard our frontiers more potently than chains or fortresses, that my word should be for the natives a law more inevitable than death," wrote Alexei Yermolov, Russia's legendary general who waged total war during his conquest of the north Caucasus in the early 19th century. A hero of the Napoleonic wars revered by Russian romantics, Yermolov is still universally hated by "the natives" who think of him as brutal, contemptuous and genocidal. In the late Soviet period his statue in Chechnya was regularly blown up until it was eventually thrown into the river.

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