The Caucasus is the natural border of Russia. The high mountains protected the country for centuries from the armed expansion of Iran and Turkey.
In these mountains, Arabs were also stopped, carrying the green banner of the prophet with fire and sword.
About slogan "Enough to feed the Caucasus"
The Caucasus is the geographic region in the SouthRussia, mainly mountainous. In this territory there are about a hundred small peoples, some of which are with each other in a state of smoldering armed conflict. The conquest of the Caucasus by Russia lasted several centuries and began with the founding of a military fortress in the Mozdok tract by the Cossacks of Tsar Ivan the Terrible. The conquest of the mountain peoples was very bloody, and some of them are still struggling for their independence.
The Caucasus clearly separates Europe from Asia, so it serves as a clash place for civilizations, today the Christian and Muslim worlds are colliding there.
In Dagestan and Kabardino-Balkaria is actually goingGuerrilla warfare. The population of the Caucasus is very militant, and Caucasians often make clashes with representatives of the local Russian population. In connection with this, the slogan of the National Democrats "Enough to feed the Caucasus" has recently become popular. Opposition forces were offered to release Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan from Russia, leaving only those loyal to the Russian people. However, this proposal provoked outrage not only among the powers that be, but also among the inhabitants of the Caucasus, who considered it irresponsible and even stupid.
If the Caucasus is separated
Nevertheless, the Caucasus is a subsidized regionWith a high level of corruption, which receives a large amount of budget money. Appeals for his separation go mainly from the Russian population of the middle band. Say, enough to pay tribute to Kadyrov, it's time to learn to live on your own.
There are several counterarguments againstSeparation of the Caucasus. First of all, we already had a precedent, when Chechnya was de facto independent for five years after the Khasavyurt agreements. Over these years, the self-proclaimed republic of Ichkeria turned into a bandit enclave where the drug trade flourished, kidnapping and even slavery were practiced. Also, the republic became a hotbed of extremist forms of Islam.
After the defeat of the Ichkerian bandit formations and the approval of the legal authority, Chechnya gradually turned into the most developed region of the North Caucasus.
Therefore, experts say that liberationThe Caucasus can seriously radicalize the region and even turn it into a springboard for the arrival of Wahhabi forces. Not to mention the fact that the natural southern border of the Caucasian mountains will be broken.