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Press-Release from the Save Chechnya Campaign About February 23

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Press-Release from the Save Chechnya Campaign About February 23

International human rights organization, Save Chechnya Campaign, Let’s Break the Silence for Justice, has published a statement the February 23, World Chechnya Day.

Here it is:



Subject: February 23, World Chechnya Day

No one and Nothing is Forgotten!

Winter of 1944
Like an extreme blade
In these years
Summer never arrived
Wounds of my bleeding heart have never healed
Time is an eternity
But not a cure to forget
Our way and 13 years in Siberia!

February 23, 1944 is the most tragic date in the history of the Chechen-Ingush (Waynakh) people.

On February 11, 1943, the Politburo, the Communist Party’s ruling executive committee (Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union), discussed the idea of “liquidating” the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Republic and deporting the entire Chechen-Ingush nation based on the accusation of “collaboration with the Germans”. This was declared despite the fact that “between 1941 and 1944, more than 40,000 Chechens fought in the Red Army,” and “450 people with arms in their hands fought against the Soviets”.

In the eviction operation of the Chechens and Ingush (codenamed “Chechevitsa” [Lentil]) that cost nearly 150 million Rubles (3.9 million Euros), up to 20,000 operatives of the NKVD, NKGB, and SMERSH participated, as well as 100,000 soldiers from regular army units.

As it was planned, on February 23, 1944, not individuals, not a group, not a part of the population, but the entire Chechen-Ingush nation: men and women, children and old people – all of them became victims of Soviet Russia’s genocide! People were herded into unheated cattle trucks for a journey that lasted many weeks. The train stopped every 24 hours and the dead, who are sacred to the Chechens, were thrown down embankments.

But a mountain village called Khaibakh, which is at the heart of Chechnya, came to symbolize Russia’s policy of genocide. On February 26, 1944, its 700 or so inhabitants, including pregnant women, centenarians and toddlers, were driven into a large stable and burned alive. The man responsible for the massacre reported his actions with a telegram:

To: People’s Commissar for Internal Affairs of the USSR Comrade L.P. Beria

For your eyes only
Given the impossibility of transportation and in order to complete Operation Mountains on schedule, I was obliged to liquidate over 700 residents of the village of Khaibakh.
Grozny, Dept. Internal Affairs,
Lieut.-Col. Gveshiani

And he was congratulated with the following reply from Moscow:

Following your resolute action while resettling Chechens in the Khaibakh area you have been recommended for state distinction with promotion.
PC Internal Affairs USSR L.P. Beria.

According to Soviet archives, in just a few days, 496,400 Chechen-Ingush people were deported into Central Asia and Siberia; and up to 250,000 people died during the eviction and exile; only half of them could return to their historical homelands after 1957.

There was such an incredible darkness and censorship that the world could learn what happened two years after this brutal incident! And in 2004, 60 years after the deportation, the European Parliament recognized the deportation of the entire Chechen people to Central Asia and Siberia on February 23, 1944 on the orders of Stalin, as constituting an act of genocide within the meaning of the Fourth Hague Convention of 1907 and the Convention for the Prevention and Repression of the Crime of Genocide adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 9, 1948.

Today, despite all efforts at prevention, the world community can learn about the genocide that the Chechen people have faced in the last two decades, but will the world’s leading politicians wait another 60 years to say what happened in Chechnya?

We, Save Chechnya Campaign, ask that all governments of independent and democratic countries recognize Soviet Russia’s “1944 deportation” and activities of the 21st century’s democratic Russia, in Chechnya in the 1990s and 2000s as acts of genocide against the Chechen people, as well as to establish an special international war crimes court in which the perpetrators of the crimes committed against innocent Chechen civilians can stand trial!

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Нохчийн Мот:

Зорбанан дIахьедар


тема: 23 февраль, Нохчийчоьнан дуьненан юкъара де.

Цхьа а вийц цавелла, я цхьаа дийц а цадина!

23 февраль – вайнахана уггаре а боккха бала боьссина де.

11 февралехь 1943 шарахь, СССР Коммунистин Нохч-г1алг1айчуьрачу комитето дийцаре дира вайнах махкаха баха, Нохч –г1алг1айн Автономни Советин Социалистин республика д1аяккха.

Вайнах бух боцуш бехке бора немцошна г1о лаьцна бохуш. 1941- 44 шерашкахь 40 000 нохчо Ц1ечу Эскарехь воллушехь, чекистин терахьашца а Советан 1эдална духьала 450 бен г1аттамхо воццушехь, Герман эскар вайнехан махкахь хилла а доццушехь.

Д1абоьдуш дуьненан юкъара шоллаг1а т1ом а болуш, вайнах махкара бохуш(план «Чечевица») советаша харж йира 150миллион соьманна(3,9 миллион евро). Цу зуламна хьалха ваьккхина вара 20 000 НКВДешник, 100 000 салти.

Цу дийнахь ишта, цхьа а юкъара цакъестош, мел волчу вайнахана геноцид ян йолира Советин Россис. Массо а вайнах дахний лелочу вагонашца новкъа бехийра. Цаьрга кхаа дийнахь хир бу баьхна некъ, шина –кхаа кийрана бах белира. Новкъахь 24 сахьтехь цкъа бен цасацайора ц1ерпошташ. Шайна чуьра маццаллех, шелонах белларш охьа баьхна некъаца сихонца д1ах1улбан.

Амма, нохчийн кхерч лору ламанан юрт – Хьайбахь , уггаре а доккха зулам хилира Советин Россис нохчашна т1ехь йиначу геноцидах.

26 февралехь 1944 шарахь, Хьайбахара а, ишта цунна гондахьарачу ярташкара а схьа гулбина, цигахь колхозан божли чохь дина боллушехь вагира 700 сов стаг. Воккха, шима, доьзалхойха болу зударий а цакъестош.

Оцу зуламна жоьпаллех волчу чалтача хаам бахьийтира:

Йоккхачу къайленца СССР-н чохьарчу г1улкхан Коммисаре накъосте Берия Лавренте.

Алха хьан б1аргашна. Д1акхалхо халонаш хиларна, оперци «Лаьмнаш» шен рожехь чекх яккха, Хьайбаха юртахь ас х1аллак дина 700 сов адам.
Чоьхьарчу г1уллакхан урхалла, полковник Гвишиани.

И декъал веш, цунна Москохара духьал беъначу хаамо бохура:

Грозный. Гвишианига.
Хьайбахара нохчий бохабеш хьо каде хьовзарна, хьуна совг1ат дан а, хьан чин айдан а сацам хилла. Декъал во.
Къоман чоьхарчу г1уллакхан Коммисар Берия.

Советин архиваша дийцарехь 496 400 вайнах ву юкъерачу Азехь, Сибреха масехь дийна д1акхалхинарг. Новкъахь шелонах,мацаллах уьш дукха х1алак хилла. Ишта цигахь д1акхаьчча махкалла хилла а делла цараха дукха адам. Ткъа цараха бисначарна 1957 шарахь бен шайн махка юхаберза бакъо а ца елла.

Советаша ч1ог1а х1улдина дара вайнах Кавказера бохор. Уьш бохийна ши о даьллачул т1аьхьа бен дуьненна а цахиира вайнахах хилларг х1ун ду. 2004 шарахь, вайнах бохийна 60 шо даьллачул т1аьхьа Европан Парламенто т1еийцира сацам: 1944шарахь Сталинан омрица вайнахана йинарг геноцид ю, аьлла. И геноцид хилар 1907 шарахь хиллачу йоьалг1ачу Гаагси Конфенцин сацамца а, 9 декабряхь 1948 шарахь ООНан Генеральни Ассамлеяс геноцидан талорш билгал даьхначу Конфенцица а тоьшалла деш.

Тахана Россина мел цалаарх а дуьненна гуш ю х1окху т1аьхьарчу 20 шарахь Россис нохчашна йо керла геноцид. Хаттар х1утту: кхин 60 шарахь 1ийр бу те, дуьненан политикаш и геноцид хилар къобал цадеш?

Оха, Save Chechnya Campaign, массо маьршачу а, демократин а паччахьалкхашка доьху:

а)1944шарахь Советин Россис нохчий бохор а, кху т1аьхьарчу 20 шарахь демократин Россис нохчашн дина зуламаш а цхьатерра геноцид ларар.

б) и зуламаш лерийна талла дуьненан юкъерачу Суьдан коммисии кхолла. Уьш адамаллин духьала дина талорш лара а, зуламхой Дуьненан Суьдан хьалха х1иттон а.

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