In this Monday, July 23, 2012 photo, children of ethnic Circassian refugees from Syria chuckle at a hotel room in Nalchik, Russia. Some 340 ethnic Circassians from Syria have come to Ru

 

              In this Monday, July 23, 2012 photo, children of ethnic Circassian refugees from Syria chuckle at a hotel room in Nalchik, Russia. Some 340 ethnic Circassians from Syria have come to Ru
In this Monday, July 23, 2012 photo, children of ethnic Circassian refugees from Syria chuckle at a hotel room in Nalchik, Russia. Some 340 ethnic Circassians from Syria have come to Russia's Caucasus region this year. Czarist troops and Cossacks expelled hundreds of thousands of Circassians in the 1860s in what some historians call a genocide and an ethnic cleansing. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)