Archive Documents

You may find here the old articles, presentations, lectures and speeches related with Chechnya.

Bookshelf

Information about the books that are related to Chechnya and the Chechens

Chechen Culture

Articles, materials and more about Chechen culture.

Lyrics

You may read the lyrics of the most famous Chechen songs, listen and also download them.

Poems

You may find here the poems that are written on Chechen people and also the poems by the very well known Chechen poets

Home » News

18th Anniversary of the Independence Day

Submitted by on Sunday, 6 September 2009.    1,911 views No Comment
18th Anniversary of the Independence Day

Today,  it is the 18th anniversary of the day when Chechen nation restored independent statehood of Chechen Republic Ichkeria.

On September 6 1991, the All-National Congress of the Chechen People (OKChN) declared the national sovereignty of the Chechen Republic Ichkeria. And September 6, was marked as the Chechen state’s Independence Day and a National Holiday since 1991.

The first large-scale celebration of  Independence Day took place in 1992. It involved a military parade and special concert in one of the Chechen capital’s sports stadiums.

The Independence Day of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria was even marked in September 1995, despite the fact that a large number of Russian soldiers and officers of various law enforcement agencies were located in Grozny. On that day tens of thousands of the republic’s residents took to the streets of Grozny and marched through the centre of the Chechen capital holding Ichkeria flags, portraits of Dzhokhar Dudaev and banners, and demanding an immediate end to the war and the withdrawal of Russian troops from the republic’s territory.

September 6 was also declared as a national holiday in 1996, since only a few days earlier that year Aleksandr Lebed, and Aslan Maskhadov had signed a treaty in the Daghestan city of Khasavyurt, thus bringing an end to the “First Russian-Chechen war”.

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.