International Conference on Chechnya Starts in Brussels
The Union of the Chechen Youth “Noxchycho” organizes an international Conference (Forum) dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Russian-Chechen war and the 10th anniversary of the death of the President of ChRI Aslan Maskhadov.
The conference has started with the registration of guests on the evening of March 6, and it will continue during weekend.
The participants will discuss the historical relationships of Chechenia and Russia; the political history of Chechenia`s struggle against the Russian Empire and the proclamation of the State sovereignty of the Republic of Chechnya in 1990; the first aggression of Russia against Chechenia within the period of 1994-1996, the situation in the Chechen Republic since 1997 till 1999 and the political role of A. Maskhadov; the year of 1999: the beginning and the consequences of the second Russian aggression against Chechenia; Russian outreach war against the Chechen nation; and the international community’s response to the events in Chechenia.
The government of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria and representatives of the government also participate to the event, including Prime Minister Akhmed Zakayev, Foreign Minister Usman Ferzauli and MP Khuseyn Iskhanov.
The event hosts high-profile names like former Lithuanian President Professor Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuanian Seim MP Rytas Kupčinskas, Secretary-General of the international group of Lithuanian parliamentarians on the problems of Chechenia Algirdas Èndrûkajtis, member of parliament of Ukraine Didich Valentin Vladimirovich and director of “The Search” Michel Hazanavicius.
Here is the conference’s programme:
Saturday, March 7th, 2015
10.00-13.00 First session
10.00-10.20 Opening ceremony. The hymn of the Chechen State.
Opening speech of the Chairman of the Union of the Chechen Youth Magomed Murtuzaliev.
10.20-10.30 Vytautas Landsbergis, the Chairman of the Homeland Union – Conservatives of Lithuania
10.30-10.40 Hassan Bakaev, the historian
10.40-10.50 David Sutter, the senior research assistant at the Hudson Institute, USA
10.50-11.00 Dzhambulat Suleymanov, the rector of Dolhan Hozhaev Scientific-Research Institute (ChIGI)
11.00-11.10 Didich Valentin Vladimirovich, the member of parliament of Ukraine
11.10-11.20 Marat Ilyasov, the member of Chechen Youth
11.20-11.40 Coffee break
11.40-11.50 Viktor Suvorov, the historian
11.50-12.00 Rytas Kupčinskas, the deputy of the Lithuanian Seim
12.00-12.10 Karl Foverskov, the Honorary Consul of ChRI in Denmark
12.10-12.20 Algirdas Èndrûkajtis, the Secretary-General of the international group of parliamentarians on the problems of Chechenia
12.20-12.30 Adam Borowski, the Honorary Consul of ChRI in Poland.
12.30-12.40 Pavel Stroilov, political emigrant from Russia
12.40-13.00 Discussions and acceptance of a resolution.
13.00-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-18.00 Second session
14.30-14.40 Watching preview of a film Search.
14.40 14.50 Inal Sheripov, the vice premier of ChRI
14.50-16.00 M. Hazanavicius telling about the film: questions and answers. Rewarding
Meeting of the National Assembly of Chechenia
16.00-16.20 Said-Magomed Hachukaev, the president of the body of elders of Chechenia
16.20-16.30 Danilbek Askhabov, a member of the body of elders
16.30 16.40 Ahmed Dokudaev, a member of the body of elders
16.40 16.50 Magomed Idiev, a member of the body of elders
16.50-17.00 Dick Al′temirov, a member of the body of elders
17.00-18.00 Free discussion, closure
Sunday, March 8th, 2015
15.00-20.00 Sag1a dakkhar
Free discussion on results of past events.