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  • noun Any member of a Turkic people of the Caucasus region, the titular population of Kabardino-Balkaria, who speak the Karachay-Balkar language.

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  • Russian obliviousness to its own history of repression used to surprise Bullough but now just really ticks him off: "Where once the Balkar and Karachai nations had been written out of existence, now the fact that they had been written out of existence was itself written out of existence."

    Christian Science Monitor | All Stories

  • In his annual address pegged to the anniversary on March 8 of the deportation of the entire Balkar people to Central Asia in 1944 on Stalin's orders, Kabardino-Balkaria Republic President Arsen Kanokov -- a Kabardian -- referred to that deportation as

    Spero News

  • The former are currently demanding the annulment of the draft law adopted by the parliament in the first reading on October 30, which transfers some 200,000 hectares of mountain grazing grounds to 16 Balkar-populated villages.

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  • Relations between the Kabardian/Circassian majority and the Balkar minority have been strained for years, and Kanokov himself has shown little understanding of, or sympathy for the Balkars 'grievances.

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  • Challenged to explain why, Kanokov claimed that Balkar organizations lobby more effectively than Circassians, and consequently, he personally is under intense pressure.

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  • One Balkar activist who met with Kanokov in October 2008 subsequently told RFE/RL's North Caucasus Service "He didn't understand us, and he doesn't want to understand."

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  • In his annual address pegged to the anniversary on March 8 of the deportation of the entire Balkar people to Central Asia in 1944 on Stalin's orders, Kabardino-Balkaria Republic President Arsen Kanokov -- a Kabardian -- referred to that deportation as "genocide" of the

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  • Balkar warlord Asker Djappuyev (nom de guerre Amir Abdullakh) has been identified as the mastermind behind the overnight attack.

    Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs - Latest Publications

  • Between 300-500 Balkars congregated in Nalchik yesterday to mark the anniversary of the deportation to Central Asia on Stalin's orders in 1944 of the entire Balkar nation -- some

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  • The KBR parliament adopted legislation last fall that abolishes the controversial concept of grazing grounds that do not fall under the jurisdiction of individual village councils and transfers control of such grazing grounds in the Elbrus and Cherek raions to Balkar villages.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

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