“The Circassian genocide was the Russian Empire 's ethnic cleansing, killing, forced migration, and expulsion of the majority of the Circassians from their historical homeland Circassia, which roughly encompassed the major part of the North Caucasus and the northeast shore of the Black Sea. Attack type; Genocide, mass murder, expulsion
Deaths More than 400,000 (official Russian estimate)
Other sources: at least 600,000 (3/4 of the total Circassian population), 1,500,000 deaths with a similar number expelled.
Perpetrators: Russian Empire
Motive: Anti-Circassian sentiment, Russification.” #CircassianGenocide #ÇerkesSoykırımı #21MayisCerkesSoykirimi #1864 #Adyghe #21May1864 #NYC