Kuban Republic: how the Russian Federation appropriated the Kuban lands and destroyed 15 million Cossacks
More than 100 years ago, the Russian Federation prevented the accession of the Kuban People's Republic to Ukraine on federal terms: the result was starvation, torture and extermination of 15 million Ukrainians
100 years before the annexation of Crimea and Donbas by the Russian Federation, the Bolsheviks "squeezed" the Ukrainian Kuban. These events became the starting point for the start of the Red Terror, the destruction of millions of Ukrainians and the Holodomors. Dmitry Snegirev, military expert, co-chairman of the Right Cause State Institute, spoke about the moment in time that could radically change the map of Europe and the course of Ukrainian history.
" I would like to draw the attention of readers to an outstanding event in the history of Ukraine (for some reason, this event is now almost not advertised) - in the early summer of 1918, Ukrainian-Kuban negotiations were held in Kiev on the annexation of the Kuban on federal terms to Ukraine ", - so he begins his story.
According to him, representatives of the then Ukrainian government imagined the Kuban as an autonomous or at least a federal part of Ukraine; members of the Kuban delegation insisted on a federal connection.
The Kuban Republic included the Kuban region, Stavropol, Terek, Dagestan and Chernomorshchina (Black Sea province).
Abrau-Durso is called the "father of non-French champagne". This is a famous winery, it was here in the nineteenth century that a group of French champagnes was invited to organize the production of classic champagne.
Abrau-Dyurso is a picturesque village in the Krasnodar Territory of Russia, subordinated to the city administration of Novorossiysk. To tell the truth, Abrau and Durso are two different settlements: Abrau is on the shore of the lake, and Durso is near the sea, seven kilometers from Abrau. Durso is a small village with no market but several shops. Durso has a small strip of pebble beach, separated on two sides by rocks, behind which the beach begins. In fact, Abrau-Durso is not a French name at all, but a Circassian one. Abrau is the name of the lake, which translates as "cliff".
"When you sail the Bosporus, there will be Cindy, above them - the Meots, the Scythians," - wrote the ancient Greek historian Hellanicus of Mittel, who lived in the V century. B.C. As noted in one article, the Cinds are considered one of the many Meotian tribes. Today, historians claim that it was an independent nation. Today, archeological excavations are underway to fill in the blanks in the history of the Syndicate, but something can be said.
Most Caucasian scholars consider the Sinds to be a Caucasian language group, including them among the Meots who inhabited the Kuban River basin in ancient times. The German geographer Karl Ritter established a connection between Indians and Sinds (Indians). He believed that these were the remnants of one of the five Aryan peoples who went to India. A century later, a new study by the Austrian scientist P. Kretschmer entitled "Indians in the Kuban" was published.
The Cossacks - the first of the peoples of Russia, were deported - they wanted to be burned in the flames of the revolution. Terror against the Cossacks reached its first peak during the Civil War.
On January 24, 1919, the chairman of the Central Executive Committee, Yakov Mikhailovich Sverdlov, signed a directive stating: "... Carry out merciless mass terror against the Cossacks."
The task was to exterminate the Cossacks, to destroy them not only morally, but also physically. Especially massive terror was directed against the wealthy Cossacks: they confiscated their bread, took away their land and carried out complete disarmament.
The first wave of genocide in the country affected the Cossacks of the Don and Kuban.
The Cossack population was exterminated without exception. Kuban villages up to 80% became deserted. Not only Cossacks were shot, but also their families, especially the families of atamans, stanitsa judges, priests, officers and Knights of St. George. The Cossack population groaned from violence and abuse.
We know that the Cossacks from time immemorial were considered a freedom-loving people, not tolerating any oppression and coercion.
A Cossack without faith is not a Cossack. Among the first settlers to the Kuban, the Cossacks brought the military Holy Trinity Church and the Gospel of Kushchevsky Kuren, which is now stored in the regional historical museum.
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