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 Info and facts on 'Kabardino-Balkaria'
Kabardino-Balkaria consists of two ethnic territories, one predominantly of Kabardin (speakers of a Caucasian language (A number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that have no known affiliations to languages spoken elsewhere)) and the other predominantly Balkar (additional info and facts about Balkar) (speakers of a Turkic language (A subfamily of Altaic languages)).
While Nalchik (A city in southwestern Russia in a valley of the Caucasus Mountains; an industrial center and health resort) is the capital of the republic, Tyrnyauz serves as an administrative center for Balkaria.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/k/ka/kabardino-balkaria1.htm   (766 words)

  
 Kommersant - Russia's Daily Online
Balkaria was subsequently detached from the Mountain ASSR and joined to the Kabardin Autonomous Region, and the combined region was reorganized into the Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Region.
Balkaria was annexed to Russia in 1827; and Kabarda and Balkaria became part of Terek Region in the 1860s.
Following the Revolution of the 1917, Kabarda and Balkaria became administrative districts of the Mountain (Gorskaya) ASSR in 1924, and the Kabardin Autonomous Region was formed in the same year as part of the RSFSR.
www.kommersant.com /tree.asp?rubric=5&node=440&doc_id=-96   (1426 words)

  
 Wide Angle. Printable Pages PBS
Kabardino-Balkaria is comprised of two ethnic territories, Kabardino (whose citizens are primarily Muslim and speak a Caucasian language) and Balkaria (whose citizens speak a Turkic language.) Russians also comprise a large percentage of the population.
Kabardino and Balkaria struggle to maintain peaceful relations for several reasons.
In 1992 the Balkars voted for secession and while their 1996 proclamation that Balkaria is its own Republic fell on deaf ears, war-ravaged Chechnya (where people no doubt understand the struggles experienced by an underdog republic fighting for its freedom) supported them.
www.pbs.org /wnet/wideangle/printable/beslan_map_kab_print.html   (417 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Kabardino Balkaria
Territory of Kabarda and Balkaria was the place of collision of Russian, Crimea and Turkish interests.
Today, the ethnic identity is growing stronger, but there is hardly any political outlet for it, as the Balkars constitute only 9% of the population in Kabardino-Balkariya.
After the Revolution of 1917 Kabarda and Balkaria became administrative okrugs of Gorsky autonomous Socialist Republic.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Kabardino_Balkaria   (190 words)

  
 GeoNative - Kabardino-Balkaria - Qeberdej - Malqar
The Balkars are a Turkic group (same language as the Karachay, basically) and are a minority in Kabardino-Balkaria, where they live in the mountanious area, the Balkaria region (Malqar).
Kabardino-Balkariako mendi aldean bizi dira, Balkaria eskualdean (Malqar).
Some of them collaborated with German Nazi occupiers in World War II, and were subsequently punished (unlike the Kabardians) as a whole people by Stalin, deported from 1944 to 1954 in Asian.
www.geocities.com /Athens/9479/ka-bal.html   (328 words)

  
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Representatives of each of the Kabardino Balkaria courts where Shkhagoshev pleaded his case all refused to speak with IWPR, as did the head of the election commission, Boris Zumakulov and Zaurbi Nakhushev.
A prominent businessman in Kabardino Balkaria is going before Moscow´s top courts to highlight what he says are election abuses in the notoriously authoritarian North Caucasian autonomous republic.
Many in Kabardino Balkaria believe Moscow supports Kabardino Balkaria´s regional president Kokov, because of the support he in turn gives to Kremlin backed candidates during Russian presidential and parliamentary elections.
www.kafkas.org.tr /absoluten/showarticle.php?articleID=1116   (841 words)

  
 A Step At A Time: Balkar Protests
Hundreds of people from the Balkar ethnic minority defied a security crackdown at the weekend to hold a rally in Nalchik, the capital of the North Caucasian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, in protest at what they describe as persistent discrimination by the authorities.
Some of the 1,500 people at the May 28 demo called for the recreation of Balkaria within its 1944 boundaries – a time when the Balkars were deported to Central Asia en masse by Stalin, shortly after the mass deportation of the Chechens and Ingush.
halldor2.blogspot.com /2005/06/balkar-protests.html   (498 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Kabardino-Balkaria Article
Administrative center: Nalchik (Tyrnyauz serves as the administrative center for Balkaria).
The Kabard lands have been under Russian protectorate since 1557.
www.ipedia.com /kabardino_balkaria.html   (305 words)

  
 cau_200009_47_03_eng.txt
State Targets Balkaria's Islamic Community Moscow continues to regard Kabardino-Balkaria as a potential breeding-ground for Islamic extremists By Maya Bitokova in Nalchik (CRS No. 47, 1-Sep-00) State-controlled media in Kabardino-Balkaria has launched a wave of anti-Islamic propaganda in a renewed bid to exorcise the spectre of fundamentalism in the North Caucasus.
Maya Bitokova is a radio and TV journalist in Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria
Television news programmes broadcast scenes from Muslim ceremonies, featuring plenty of animal sacrifices and bloody knives but little in the way of commentary.
www.iwpr.net /archive/cau/cau_200009_47_03_eng.txt   (650 words)

  
 Kabardino-Balkaria: A First Venture into the Caucasus
After two hours we entered the world of the Kabardino people immortalized by Leo Tolstoy, and drove through villages where the streets were lined with wooden palisades that enclosed each house.
There was a sense of timelessness about everything—so different from the world of workers' apartments and concrete slabs that socialism had produced in all the other parts of Russia I had visited.
Misha bought four pounds of fresh strawberries when he saw my eyes light up upon noticing them.
www.spea.indiana.edu /bakerr/kabardinobalkaria.htm   (3152 words)

  
 International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights
IHF Report - Ingushetia-North Ossetia-Kabardino Balkaria - The Spread of Chechnya-type Human Rights Violations - English version.doc.doc
IHF Report - Ingushetia-North Ossetia-Kabardino Balkaria - The Spread of Chechnya-type Human Rights Violations - Russian version.doc
IHF Press Release - Ingushetia-North Ossetia-Kabardino Balkaria - The Spread of Chechnya-type Human Rights Violations - English version.doc.doc
www.ihf-hr.org /documents/doc_summary.php?sec_id=43&d_id=4085   (94 words)

  
 Extremist Group Escapes 400-man Blockade in North Caucasus - NEWS - MOSNEWS.COM
The militant group was led by Muslim Atayev, a wanted criminal from the North Caucasus republic of Kabardino Balkaria, which borders
Atayev, who heads a local Wahhabite community, fought in Chechnya under separatist field commander Ruslan Gelayev, and took part in attacks on neighboring Ingushetia in the fall of 2002.
www.mosnews.com /news/2004/08/20/balkaria.shtml   (719 words)

  
 Yellow Pages - Russia / Nalchik
Address: 4a Ovcharov St., Prokhladny town, Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia, 361000
Address: 6 Shors St., Nalchik, Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia, 360003
Address: 90 POB, Nalchik-04, Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia, 360004
yp.rin.ru /search/RU/Russia/eng/4/z/103   (719 words)

  
 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Nalchik
RUSSIA S bloody conflict in Chechnya spilled into another neighbouring region yesterday when troops stormed an apartment block in Nalchik, the capital of the Kabardino-Balkaria republic, and killed seven suspected Islamic militants...
At a news conference in July in the regional capital Nalchik, he declared that the republics thermal energy industry is in a disastrous financial state and its market value is zero...
A three-day siege ended bloodily: the apartment was gutted, and its seven occupants, alleged perpetrators of a murderous attack on a government agency in December, were all killed.
news.surfwax.com /worldcities/files/Nalchik_Russia.html   (719 words)

  
 U.S.ENGLISH Foundation Official Language Research - Russia: Legislation
1) PrN: Adigue, Keberdei; Alto Adigue, Kabardino, Beslenei, Alt circasià 2) Caucasian family, Northwestern group, Circassian subgroup 3) 380,000-385,000; TP: 397,000 4) Kabardino-Balkaria Republic, 46 percent 5) Central and eastern zones of the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic 6) Cyrillic 7) Cherkess is often included in it and it is often considered equal to Abazi.
1) PrN: Tanlu 2) Altaic family, Turkish group, Western subgroup 3) 80,000-85,000; TP: 88,000 4) Kabardino-Balkaria Republic, 9 percent 5) Center and West of the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic; border zones of the North Osetia Republic 6) Cyrillic 7) It is sometimes referred to as Karachay.
The Bagulal linguistic group is now undergoing an assimilation process into the Avar language.
www.us-english.org /foundation/research/olp/viewLegislation.asp?CID=36&LID=151   (719 words)

  
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Coat of arms of Kabardino-Balkaria.....The Kabardino-Balkar Republic or Kabardino-Balkaria (Russian.....
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On the background of the last statement of “Yarmuk” - “divisions of djamaat “Yarmuk” are deployed in Kabardino-Balkaria’s territory and start their executing of the fighting tasks put before them in conformity with requirements of jihad”- “the doomsday” is represented to inhabitants of the republic as a quite real.
The head of the Department of contradiction to organized criminality of Kabardino-Balkaria Beslan Mukozhev declared about imminent terrorist danger into republic at the briefing in the Ministry of Internal Affairs on struggle against religious extremism.
“Real threat for Kabardino-Balkaria is represented with extremist organization “Yarmuk” which members were trained in Ruslan Gelaev’s camp, and have concrete military tasks and purposes in the republic,” - declared Mukozhev.
www.adygeanatpress.net /news/2004_sep/270904_e/p002.htm   (295 words)

  
 Caucasus Foundation
Rebirth Day of Balkars is commemorated yesterday in Kabardino-Balkaria in the Russian Federation.
President of Kabardino-Balkaria Valery Kokov had decreed the 28th of March as The Day of Rebirth of Balkar Nation.
Supreme Soviet's 1957 decision to re-establish The Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria has ended 13 years of exile in Siberia and Kazakstan.
www.kafkas.org.tr /english/ajans/2003/mart/29.03.2003_Rebirth_of_Balkars.htm   (82 words)

  
 -DOLINSK- Mineral Water
Dolinsk, situated in the scenic valley of the Nalchik River, makes the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria especially beautiful and unique.
Our customers and website visitors from Kabardino-Balkaria may win a monthly supply of DOLINSK mineral water by just filling out our form.
Buried in the verdure Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria, has been known as a balneologic and climatic health resort since 1928.
www.dolinsk.com /english   (82 words)

  
 CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS Journal of Social and Political Studies
In 1956-1957, a decision was adopted to repatriate the Balkars (35,274 people returned) and restore the Kabardino-Balkarian A.S.S.R. According to the data for 1989, 70,793 Balkars lived in the republic (9% of the population).
The main factors influencing the situation in Kabardino-Balkaria are its dual constituency and the political, economic and psychological consequences wrought by the deportation of the Balkars in 1944, which are still having repercussions today.
During the German occupation of Nalchik, the republic’s capital, the Representative Agency of Kabardino-Balkar Interests was created, which formed the “national legion.” Plans were drawn up to separate Balkaria from Kabarda and unite it with Karachai under the protectorate of Turkey.
www.ca-c.org /journal/eng-01-2001/18.skakove.shtml   (483 words)

  
 Balkars Vote to Form Republic
Leaders of the Balkar minority in the north Caucasian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria voted to split away and form their own sovereign Republic of Balkaria at a congress Sunday, Itar-Tass reported.
The Turkic-speaking, mountain-dwelling Balkars only represent some 10 percent of the population of Kabardino-Balkaria and differ widely from the more numerous Kabardins, who make up 40 percent of the population.
But the Balkars' announcement Sunday was more wishful thinking than a development of any importance, said Alexander Iskandriyan, director of the Center for Caucasian Studies in Moscow.
dev.themoscowtimes.com /stories/1996/11/19/009.html   (217 words)

  
 U.S.ENGLISH Foundation Official Language Research - Russia: Legislation
1) PrN: Adigue, Keberdei; Alto Adigue, Kabardino, Beslenei, Alt circasià 2) Caucasian family, Northwestern group, Circassian subgroup 3) 380,000-385,000; TP: 397,000 4) Kabardino-Balkaria Republic, 46 percent 5) Central and eastern zones of the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic 6) Cyrillic 7) Cherkess is often included in it and it is often considered equal to Abazi.
1) PrN: El´kan Beyenin 2) Altaic family, Tungus group, Northern subgroup 3) 100-170; TP: 500 4) None 5) Isolated zone in the valley of Amguri river (Khabarovsk Krai) 6) Agraphic language, literature in Russian 7) The Negidal linguistic group is sometimes considered as part of Evenki.
2) Caucasian family, Northwestern group, Circassian subgroup 3) 46,000-47,000 4) Karachay-Cherkessia Republic, 10-11 percent 5) Northeastern areas of the Karachay-Cherkessia Republic 6) Cyrillic 7) It is often referred to as a language equal to Kabardian.
www.us-english.org /foundation/research/olp/viewLegislation.asp?CID=36&LID=151   (217 words)

  
 Pravda.RU:According To Preliminary Results, Valery Kokov Is Elected President Of Kabardino-balkaria For The Third Term
Valery Mukhamedovich Kokov, a Kabardinian, was born on October 18th, 1941 in the town of Tyrnyauz in Kabardino-Balkaria.
Valery Kokov, according to the preliminary results, has been elected President of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (a republic in the North Caucasus) for the third term.
According To Preliminary Results, Valery Kokov Is Elected President Of Kabardino-balkaria For The Third Term
english.pravda.ru /region/2002/01/14/25447_.html   (217 words)

  
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Fatima Tlisova began to work as a correspondent for the Novaya Gazeta and Regnum news agency in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachaevo-Cherkessia some time ago...
Local functionaries 'take journalists as servants', says journalist Fatima Tlisova began to work as a correspondent for the Novaya Gazeta and Regnum news agency in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachaevo-Cherkessia some time ago.
The journalist holds that her publications, in particular a series of articles about the murder of seven Kavkaztsement shareholders has caused a negative reaction on the part of the authorities.
www.kafkas.org.tr /absoluten/showarticle.php?articleID=959   (253 words)

  
 ISN Security Watch - Repression, resentment fuel violence in Russia
Poverty, historical grievances, and the indiscriminate suppression of “unofficial” Islam in Russia’s Kabardino-Balkaria have created a fertile ground for the growth of a virulent strain of religious extremism in this North Caucasian republic - a harsh reality that became apparent on Thursday when rebels raided the capital, Nalchik.
As of 2004, there were around 2,000 followers of “radical Islam” in Kabardino-Balkaria, according to the estimates of the republic's Interior Ministry.
In Russia, conservative Muslims who follow “pure Islam”, or Salafiya, are often - but not always correctly - referred to as “Wahhabis”.
www.isn.ethz.ch /news/sw/details.cfm?ID=13142   (1583 words)

  
 Extremist Group Escapes 400-man Blockade in North Caucasus - NEWS - MOSNEWS.COM
Police forces in the south Russian region of Kabardino-Balkaria battled unsuccessfully against a group of local Islamist militants Thursday led by a Wahhabite who is on the wanted list for armed attacks in Chechnya.
The militant group was led by Muslim Atayev, a wanted criminal from the North Caucasus republic of Kabardino Balkaria, which borders
Atayev, who heads a local Wahhabite community, fought in Chechnya under separatist field commander Ruslan Gelayev, and took part in attacks on neighboring Ingushetia in the fall of 2002.
www.mosnews.com /news/2004/08/20/balkaria.shtml   (769 words)

  
 FREE In-depth report - The North Caucasus - Russia
North Ossetia, called Alania in the republic's 1994 constitution, is located along the northern border of Georgia, between the republics of Kabardino-Balkaria and Ingushetia.
The Balkars and the Karachay belong to the same overall Turkic group, although the latter live in the Republic of Karachayevo-Cherkessia immediately west of Kabardino-Balkaria on the north slope of the Caucasus Mountains.
In 1924 North Ossetia became an autonomous region of the Soviet Union; in 1936 it was declared an autonomous republic.
www.exploitz.com /Russia-The-North-Caucasus-cg.php   (2599 words)

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