February 10, 2014

The Lost Tribe of Sochi

Peter Schwartzstein, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

In the 1860s, the Circassian people were driven out of Sochi by the Czar’s armies to settle in Syria, Israel and Jordan. Now, displaced again by Assad’s war, they want the world to recognize them—and to return home.

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