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The year 2022 — in many respects a dramatic and turbulent year— is approaching its end. I would like to wish all friends and colleagues a healthy, happy and successful new year 2023! Rettig Prize — The year 2022 will be remembered for many things. For me personally […]

In the Yearbook of the Academy

Very honored and happyto read the chapter Medaljer och priser (Medals and awards) in the Yeaarbook 2022 of the the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities. It tells about the medals and prizes awarded by the Academy in 2022, including the Rettig Prize that I was […]

Warsaw Conference on Circassian Ethno-Cultural Problems

First North Caucasus Conference: Ethno-Cultural Problem Problems of the Circassian Nation Rewarding and interesting conference at Warsaw University, 7-9 November with scholars in Circassian studies and representatives from Circassian organisations in many countries. Thank you so much to the organizers of this event professors David Kolbaia (Warsaw) and […]

Tbilisi International Women’s Conference

TIWC, June 17 Very inspiring to be participating in the Tbilisi International Women’s Conference today, June 17, to meet with and listen to experiences and life stories of so many women. The conference was organized as an initiative by the President of Georgia, Salome Zourabishvili (official webpage), I […]

May 21, 1864

This day is the Circassian Day of Remembrance and Mourning, when Circassians in many countries around the world gather to commemorate May 21, 1864, that marks the end of the Russo-Caucasian war and the Circassians’ fierce struggle since the end of the 18th century to defend their lands […]