During the summer of 1999, most Western journalists were focused on the
NATO bombings in Belgrade ending the war in Kosovo, but on the other
side of the Black Sea, the second war in Chechnya was beginning under a
bombing campaign by the Russian Federation. While the Balkans and the
Caucasus are geographically and politically isolated, they are not
exempt from wider conflicts involving religious and criminal networks.
As Majnat Kurbanova reports, the indigenous Caucasian nations promise to
destabilize Russia until their aspirations for statehood are met.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here