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    150 Years After Defeat, Sochi Olympics Divide Native Circassiansi
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    February 19, 2014 8:17 PM
    As thousands of visitors enjoy the Winter Olympic venues in Sochi, there is a growing argument about the history of the land they were built on. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from Sochi that 150 years ago, Russia forcefully expelled the indigenous people of the region, a Muslim ethnic group known as the Circassians.

    150 Years After Defeat, Sochi Olympics Divide Native Circassians

    Published February 19, 2014

    As thousands of visitors enjoy the Winter Olympic venues in Sochi, there is a growing argument about the history of the land they were built on. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from Sochi that 150 years ago, Russia forcefully expelled the indigenous people of the region, a Muslim ethnic group known as the Circassians.


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