Moscow – Moscow hosted activities as well as discussion over the 450th anniversary celebrations of unification of North Caucasus with Russia after it caused a string of hot debates among Circassians.
Events as part of the Days of Adygea, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachai-Circassia began on October 4 when an exhibition of works of arts from the three republics was launched in the gallery of Russian Painters’ Union.
On October 5, another exhibition was made available for the audience to see about the traditional lifestyles of Adygeans. On the same day, the Kremlin hosted a concert performance of some Caucasian artists. Russian Vice President Viktor Zubkov met with Abkhazian President Aslan Thakushinov, President Arsen Kanokov of Kabardino-Balkaria and President Mustafa Batdiyev of Karachai-Circassia. On October 6, scientists and academicians from three republics gathered in Moscow for a congress on Circassians throughout the Russian history. The public audience had a chance to see works of literature at the Russian State Library on October 6 about how Russia maintains relations with the three countries.