Friday, February 24, 2017

73 Years Since the Deportation of the Chechens and Ingush

Yesterday was the 73rd anniversary of the deportation of the Chechens and Ingush from their Caucasian homeland to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. I have put up a draft on of an article I wrote for the Forum of EthnoGeoPolitics a couple years ago dealing with the subject. The title of the article is "Scourging the Caucasus: The Soviet Deportation of the Karachais, Chechens, Ingush, and Balkars in 1943-1944." The final version of the article appears in the Forum of EthnoGeoPolitics, vol. 3, no. 1, Spring 2015, pp. 51-72. A slightly different draft of the article by itself  without the surrounding articles can be found at the following  link. Feel free to leave any comments regarding the article here

1 comment:

blowback said...

It was wrong but understandable - the Soviets/Russians were fighting for their very existence and various minorities decided to rebel against them so it's hardly surprising that they were treated harshly. BTW, if the Soviet Union/Russia had lost, it's highly likely that the Germans and Japanese would have won and the pervasive racism demonstrated by both countries would have meant that all except Germans and Japanese would ultimately be expendable.
Also if for instance the Germans or Japanese had invaded the United States and allied with any minorities there can you doubt for more than a few minutes what the white Americans would have done to all those minorities? White Americans were lucky not to have been put in a position where they might have to make that choice. And yes I'm aware two wrongs don't make what the Soviets/Russians did right but at least it makes it understandable.