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Polish Football Player Confirms the Bad Situation in Chechnya

Submitted by on Sunday, 20 March 2011.    1,256 views No Comment
Polish Football Player Confirms the Bad Situation in Chechnya

Polish website Sports.pl interviewed Piotr Polczak, who is a player on the Terek Grozny Football Club. Polczak claims that Chechnya is not so dangerous, but his words show the realities.

“At first I had doubts about going to Chechnya because when you heard the name Chechnya, it didn’t have good connotations. Everybody thinks that it is a dangerous place. But there have been big changes and now the situation has calmed down,” said Polczak.

The journalist tried to confirm Polczak’s words and continued to ask questions about the situation in Chechnya. Piotr Polczak’s next words clearly showed that he has no idea about life in the Russian occupied country.

“Actually I haven’t had the chance to see everyday life in Chechnya. I have been to Grozny only twice to play football. We stayed at a hotel near the stadium, but I didn’t go out to discover the city. You do see soldiers everywhere there. On the other hand, we don’t live in Grozny when we are there. We stay in Kislovodsk (in the Stavropol region of the Russian Federation), which is about 300 km from the capital of Chechnya. It is a small peaceful town, and there are many spas. We live in a resort town in the foothills,” said Polczak.

“Aren’t you afraid to go Grozny for these matches?” the Polish journalist asked. Piotr Polczak claimed that he isn’t afraid. “We go to our matches under escort. I heard that the father of Ramzan Kadyrov was killed in the stadium. But even at the stadium a lot of people act responsibly, due to the security. Thus I am not afraid at all,” said the Polish football player.

It seems that for security reasons the Terek Grozny Football Club players can’t stay in the Russian occupied Chechen territory. The Polish player claims that there is no war, but he confirms that he see soldiers everywhere. Is it logical to see soldiers everywhere in a peaceful country?

*Text was translated by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco

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