Circassian villager Muzarbek Teshu attends to his bee hives in the village of Tkhagapsh in the Lazerevskoye district of Sochi October 20, 2013. Teshu, who inherited a beekeeping business from his ... more 
Circassian villager Muzarbek Teshu attends to his bee hives in the village of Tkhagapsh in the Lazerevskoye district of Sochi October 20, 2013. Teshu, who inherited a beekeeping business from his father and produces his own wine, lives mostly off the produce he makes. Historically, honey making has been one of the main trades the Circassian people have been known for, Teshu said. Tkhagapsh is one of the few remaining settlements in the Sochi region, that mainly consists of ethnic Circassians. Circassians are a people indigenous to the North Caucasus region, most of whom were scattered across the globe by a 19th century tsarist military campaign that caused the deaths of huge numbers. Many Circassians have called for the killings to be recognised as genocide, and have campaigned against the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, set to take place in the very same broad valleys and mountain slopes they say hold the bones of their ancestors. Picture taken October 20, 2013. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT OLYMPICS) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 24 OF 28 FOR PACKAGE 'SOCHI'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'SOCHI INDIGENOUS' less 
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