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In the Memory of André Glucksmann
Sunday, 20 Nov, 2016 – 16:40 | No Comment
In the Memory of André Glucksmann

“André Glucksmann, first and main ally of the Chechens in their fight against the state terrorism!”
A person becomes a symbol only by virtue of outstanding actions. And, as if summing up the nobility of his …

“Guys! Don’t kill me – I have small children!”
Wednesday, 18 Feb, 2015 – 17:06 | No Comment
“Guys! Don’t kill me – I have small children!”

15 years from the tragedy in the Chechen village of Novy Aldi: 5-6 Feb.2000

Chechens in Europe Subjected to Ethnic Profiling After Paris Attacks
Saturday, 24 Jan, 2015 – 13:47 | No Comment
Chechens in Europe Subjected to Ethnic Profiling After Paris Attacks

Chechens who emigrated to Europe are not in an enviable situation today, as any terrorist threat around the world invariably prompts the security services to investigate them closely. France’s security services attempted to connect the …

A. Glucksmann: “Who is Terrorist, Mr. Putin?”
Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014 – 13:05 | No Comment
A. Glucksmann: “Who is Terrorist, Mr. Putin?”

A forgotten war, a shelved case… Chechnya gradually loses its urgency. Its fate is of no concern for G-8 and its opponents in Davos, New York and Porto Alegre. One of thousands of brutal stories? …

Latest Killing of Chechen Envoy in Turkey Points to Russia
Friday, 7 Jun, 2013 – 14:00 | No Comment
Latest Killing of Chechen Envoy in Turkey Points to Russia

Against the background of the unfolding situation around the Chechen brothers accused of carrying out the Boston Marathon terrorist bombings, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and the killing in Florida of another Chechen connected to the …

Continuing Human Rights Abuses Force Chechens to Flee to Europe
Saturday, 9 Mar, 2013 – 13:58 | No Comment
Continuing Human Rights Abuses Force Chechens to Flee to Europe

The massive relocation of North Caucasians to Europe is still under way, producing concerns among both the regional authorities in the North Caucasus and Western European countries. While in 2000, at the beginning of the …

The Sixty Nineth Commemoration of the Chechen Deportation on Feb.23, 1944
Saturday, 23 Feb, 2013 – 1:36 | No Comment
The Sixty Nineth Commemoration of the Chechen Deportation on Feb.23, 1944

The world doesn’t know much about the Russian Genocide of the Chechen people in 1944.The details of this monstrosity is contained in a book written in 1970 by Robert Conquest and titled “Nation Killers.” Other …

Karabas’s notes: I hate you, Pinocchio!
Saturday, 2 Feb, 2013 – 17:07 | No Comment
Karabas’s notes: I hate you, Pinocchio!

Then, in 1990, at the school holiday “Farewell to the abc-book” I was playing as Karabas from tale-story “The Pinocchio”. They promised me to give Buratino’s cap and book. The promise has not been keep. …

Sorrow in the Eyes of Children
Monday, 14 Jan, 2013 – 16:52 | No Comment
Sorrow in the Eyes of Children

Every person has their motherland. Small Motherland, the place which is of high value for the person. My Homeland is the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. I was born here, in Grozny. I was educated here. …

Women, Children and War
Saturday, 17 Nov, 2012 – 13:29 | No Comment
Women, Children and War

Woman and war and especially children and war; these word pairings, in my opinion, should not exist at all. I, as a woman, as a person, who experienced this war first hand, from the inside, …

Gakayev, The Enemy Kadyrov Needs
Friday, 31 Aug, 2012 – 16:37 | 9 Comments
Gakayev, The Enemy Kadyrov Needs

Over the years, almost all historical leaders of the Chechen independence movement have been killed. In the movement there are no more figures known to the general public, but attacks continue. For the pro-Russian Chechen …

What Should I Say to My Children?
Friday, 10 Aug, 2012 – 10:27 | No Comment
What Should I Say to My Children?

At the end of 1999 and beginning of 2000, when the Russian army’s second invasion began, I was in Grozny.

Chechnya, Power is Sacred
Tuesday, 24 Jul, 2012 – 16:29 | No Comment
Chechnya, Power is Sacred

Two weeks ago, 16 items allegedly belonging to Prophet Muhammad arrived in Grozny. It is not the first time that alleged relics of the Prophet have arrived in the Chechen capital – it has become …

Chechnya’s Fashion Dictator
Thursday, 19 Jul, 2012 – 11:36 | No Comment
Chechnya’s Fashion Dictator

In Chechnya, the warfare has been turned against the Russian occupied country’s women. The most public aspect of this campaign is the progressive imposition of a so-called ‘Islamic’ dress code. Lisa Kazbekova, a journalist based …

Islam in Chechnya Becomes Kremlin Propaganda Tool to Rebuild Image in Muslim World
Friday, 13 Jul, 2012 – 11:22 | No Comment
Islam in Chechnya Becomes Kremlin Propaganda Tool to Rebuild Image in Muslim World

As the [Russian occupied] Chechen Republic has been gradually rebuilt following the destruction of two wars, the Islamization of the region has become increasingly evident. While the federal center is not involved in Islamizing Chechnya, …

The Life Choices of Chechen Youth
Tuesday, 12 Jun, 2012 – 22:21 | No Comment
The Life Choices of Chechen Youth

There are young people in Chechnya who live in prosperity and rapidly pursue their careers. If they sing the praises of Putin and Kadyrov, that is. For all the others, life can be very difficult.

No one is Answering for the Murders in Chechnya!
Wednesday, 23 May, 2012 – 23:52 | No Comment
No one is Answering for the Murders in Chechnya!

In 1995, during the ‘First Russian-Chechen War’, after an air force attack, I lost two of my daughters, one was seven years old and the other was 14 years old. This tragedy occurred in May …

Energy Security and Regional Conflicts in Caucasus
Sunday, 13 May, 2012 – 22:59 | No Comment
Energy Security and Regional Conflicts in Caucasus

Thank you very much for an honor and a chance to give you my presentation at the University of a country which is very close to my heart and to which my family had a …

War Has Caused Growth of Cancer Rates in Chechnya
Wednesday, 9 May, 2012 – 15:14 | No Comment
War Has Caused Growth of Cancer Rates in Chechnya

BBC’s Russian service has published a special report on the rising cancer cases in the Russian occupied Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.

Chechen Women in Mortal Fear as Kadyrov Backs Honor Killings
Monday, 30 Apr, 2012 – 11:55 | No Comment
Chechen Women in Mortal Fear as Kadyrov Backs Honor Killings

Chechnya’s [pro-Russian] government is openly approving of families that kill female relatives who violate their sense of honor, as this republic embraces a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam after decades of religious suppression under Soviet rule.

Together in the Field
Wednesday, 14 Mar, 2012 – 19:03 | One Comment
Together in the Field

My family and I stayed in the village of Pervomayskoye outside Grozny through the winter and spring of 1996. I took part in the resistance along with some friends, planting remote-controlled mines along roads used …

February 23: Chechnya’s Holocaust
Thursday, 23 Feb, 2012 – 0:02 | No Comment
February 23: Chechnya’s Holocaust

Even though many decades have passed, the Second World War is still an unanswered question for the Chechen people, and this historical burden inevitably impacts the continuing development of Chechen society today. Though the current …