“The War of Conferences” in Russia and Turkey: The Circassian Dimension

Veronika Vitalyevna Tsibenko


The term “war of conferences” was offered by Abraham Shmulevich to describe research events activity on theedge of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Using this term as basic, we focused on the research events activity onthe Circassian problematics in Russia and Turkey in 2010-2014. The study includes 26 Russian and 37 Turkishactivities. We have analyzed their geographical and time-frequency localization, format, scope, participants andorganizers, informative content. Research results demonstrated fundamental differences, caused by the format,composition of participants and organizers, as well as historiographical traditions of Russia and Turkey. Takenas a whole it provoked polarity of opinions and views. Terminological and historiographical gap is grounded notonly on local traditions, but also on the tasks that the expert communities are facing.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v11n14p78

Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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