Ingush have the full right to reunite with Georgia!

16.05.19 18:30

During the rallies in Magas, the capital of Ingushetia, the indignant Ingushs, who were protesting against the illegal transfer of Ingush lands to the neighboring republics without taking into account the opinion of the Ingush people, were outraged by how the current leadership of Russia relates to Ingushetia. And some of the protesters have already expressed the idea that it would be advisable for the Ingush to be not part of the Russian Federation, but part of Georgia.


It is clear that the Kremlin agents began to convey such people to the appropriate authorities, and the local FSB was instructed to stop such conversations in the bud. But if you sort out you’ll see that the Ingush and Georgia have much closer ties than historically the Ingush had with Russia.
And there born a question why Ossetian separatist settlers, who seized the primordially Georgian lands of the Tskhinvali region, can declare that they want to join with other people's lands in the Russian Federation occupying them today, without asking the indigenous people who were expelled, and the Ingush have no right to decide their fate his native Earth, which for thousands of years was associated precisely with Georgia.


At the same time, the history of the Ingush-Georgian relations in the Russian Federation is deliberately hushed up and very few people even know about them in Georgia. Meanwhile, since the formation of Georgian statehood, Georgians and Ingush have lived, in fact, in one state.


Recall that it was in the lands of the Ingush (according to the chronicles of the Kartlis Tskhovreba-dzurdzuk) that the first king of Georgia Parnavaz found refuge when he was in danger. And the first queen of Georgia was the Ingush, the wife of Parnavaz.


Their son Saurmag I was half Ingush and entered in history as the king who reigned in Georgia for the longest time. At the beginning of his reign, Saurmag was forced to flee to Dzurdzuketi (Ingushetia), where his mother was from. It was with the help of the Ingush (dzurdzuk) that Saurmag regained power.
After this, Saurmag carried out decisive reforms - he removed the old nobility and, in contrast to the Kartlian aristocracy, he elevates the loyal Ingush (Dzurdzuk) who are awarded with lands and positions, both by the military and the court.


Saurmag does not forget about his mother’s country, which has become his motherland. He decides to rule Ingushetia (Dzurdzuketi) alone, not trusting the Eristavs. Taking into account the overpopulation of the mountain gorges of Ingushetia, Saurmag in large numbers resettled the Ingush to the southern side of the Caucasus Mountains.


It was at this time that the Ingush and Georgians intermarried, and many Ingush who were resettled by King Saurmag became the founders of Georgian noble families.


But the Ingush and the Georgians are connected not only with ancient history. In recent times, the relationship between the Ingush and the Georgians were only fraternal. Here are the memories of Beslan Tsechoev Mayor of Magas - the capital of Ingushetia:


“Georgia is the only republic of the USSR that returned the lands of others “gifted”to it by Stalin. Stalin not only deported the peoples of the Caucasus, but also laid a time bomb to forever embroil the peoples and sow hatred between them. The deportation carried out by Stalin is a crime against humanity, but the more terrible instrument of his criminal activity was that which embodied the ominous plan into reality.


The plan was to redistribute the ancestral lands of the peoples so that some would lose them, while others would settle down and seize upon them. The peoples with centuries-old relations turned out to be divided into conflicting parties. The high-mountain Dzheirakh region of Ingushetia was transferred to Georgia, but the Ingush, fortunately, returned to their homeland after 13 long and painful years.


Older people talk with tears in their eyes, how Georgians who lived in their homes met them. During this time, they settled down, but they always hoped and waited for the owners. They not only freed their homes, but also became friends of the returned owners.


My grandfather Ali told, when they returned from the deportation, he thought to see a dilapidated house, which the new owners would refuse to release. But he saw a transformed house, which the industrious Georgians, as they later said, prepared for the return of the owner. Many Georgians and Ingush became, as they say in the Caucasus, kunaks for many years. The bonds of friendship and brotherhood only grew stronger. And it never occurred to anyone that Stalin, who had deprived them of his motherland for many years, was also called a Georgian”.


Now let's compare this attitude with the attitude towards the Georgians of Armenian nationalists and Abkhaz separatists, who in their Georgian phobia "reproach" Georgians with Stalin, with whom for some reason Armenians are unhappy, although Stalin actually did so much for Armenians, collected them from all over the world and settled them on the original Azerbaijani lands, which were betrayed under the Armenian SSR, illegally deported the Azerbaijanis to the Kuro-Aras lowland. It was “because of Stalin” that Abkhaz and Armenian militants killed Georgian civilians in Abkhazia. And they wanted to draw the Ingush into this crime.


Georgia respects the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation. But Russia itself violated the principles of the inviolability of borders, occupies Georgian territories and illegally recognized puppet "independence" of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.


Georgia is hoping for a peaceful resolution of territorial conflicts and for the fact that Russia will leave its imperial habits. The Russian government should stop oppressing the Kremlin’s “unloved” peoples, such as the Ingush, and rely on the most despicable nationalists, such as Armenian and Ossetian.
If the Russian policy in the Caucasus will even be so destructive, then Georgia has the right to raise before the world community the question of the entry of Ingushetia into Georgia - if so requested by the Ingush people.




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