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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 …

Chechnya: School of Corruption
Thursday, 26 Jan, 2012 – 17:08 | No Comment
Chechnya: School of Corruption

In his most recent televised address to the people, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said corruption in Chechnya was minimal. In reality, it is enough to spend a few days in the region to realise …

Myths and Legends of Contemporary Chechnya
Saturday, 14 Jan, 2012 – 22:11 | 2 Comments
Myths and Legends of Contemporary Chechnya

In the age of the Russian Empire, people used to believe the tsar was good and the Boyars were the evil exploiters. In Stalin’s times, many believed the leader was good and wise and that …

Monitoring Human Rights in Chechnya
Monday, 26 Sep, 2011 – 2:05 | No Comment
Monitoring Human Rights in Chechnya

They never go out alone, and when they are in their small apartment here in the capital of Chechnya, a flat screen on the wall displays a continuous feed from security cameras in the hall …

Sex Slavery and Death Await Women Seized by Kadyrov’s Bandits
Tuesday, 16 Aug, 2011 – 19:03 | 8 Comments
Sex Slavery and Death Await Women Seized by Kadyrov’s Bandits

An article which was published by The Sunday Times, points that members of the security forces of Ramzan Kadyrov, the pro-Russian head of the bloody regime in the Russian occupied Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, are …

Chechen Language in Danger
Thursday, 4 Aug, 2011 – 11:43 | 5 Comments
Chechen Language in Danger

Chechnya recently openly celebrated “Chechen Language Day” [with the orders of pro-Russian regime], but Russian is still the Russian occupied country’s official language and fewer and fewer Chechens are fluent in their own mother-tongue.

Putin, Why Did You Destroy Our House?
Monday, 23 May, 2011 – 13:57 | No Comment
Putin, Why Did You Destroy Our House?

Hello! My name is Asma Adaeva. I was born in Grozny, the capital city of Chechnya. Now I live in Villach, Austria. I want to say something about my life.

A Life Story from Chechnya: Nani
Sunday, 1 May, 2011 – 16:35 | No Comment
A Life Story from Chechnya: Nani

Nani was an elderly woman. Every day she sat alone in the yard under the shade of a walnut tree, spinning and singing songs about the cruelty of the Russian tsars.

Deserted City: Grozny
Monday, 28 Mar, 2011 – 21:15 | One Comment
Deserted City: Grozny

Grozny again surprised me by the brightness of its evening lights. Like it cannot be sated by the ability to burn lights after that darkness in which it was dipped for several years after bombings …

A Life Story from Chechnya: Azim
Wednesday, 16 Mar, 2011 – 11:29 | No Comment
A Life Story from Chechnya: Azim

Azim is 92. Due to the bombings during the Russian-Chechen wars of the nineties, he had to rebuild his white-stone house six times. His life reflects the destiny of the Chechen People through a century …

“The Big Trip” by Anzor Maskhadov
Tuesday, 8 Mar, 2011 – 13:31 | One Comment
“The Big Trip” by Anzor Maskhadov

Our family was born far from our home and our fate had to move from place to place. Perhaps, it is difficult for people who love their homeland.

The Sixty Seventh Commemoration of the Chechen Deportation of 1944
Wednesday, 23 Feb, 2011 – 1:54 | One Comment
The Sixty Seventh Commemoration of the Chechen Deportation of 1944

Professor Mohammad Shashani, the President of World Chechen Congress, send his article to our editorial staff about the mass deportation of Vainakh people on 23 February 1944.

Appeal from the Military Leadership of Noxchicho (Ichkeria)
Wednesday, 9 Feb, 2011 – 1:13 | One Comment
Appeal from the Military Leadership of Noxchicho (Ichkeria)

As it well known, in of September 2010, Chechen mujahedeen and their leadership left Dokka Umarov, who is the self-declared “Emir” of the virtual “Caucasus Emirate”, and published a public appeal. However for technical reasons, …

The 21st Century: Is it Still Possible to Hide Monstrous Crimes?
Monday, 31 Jan, 2011 – 9:40 | 2 Comments
The 21st Century: Is it Still Possible to Hide Monstrous Crimes?

For several years, I have been working in the Human Rights Center “Memorial”. From the residents of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria I have heard one hundred stories about atrocities conducted by Russian servicemen against …

A Life Story from Chechnya: Tamara
Monday, 10 Jan, 2011 – 18:21 | No Comment
A Life Story from Chechnya: Tamara

In the eighties, Tamara was a teacher of Russian language and literature in Chechnya. Since the year 2000 she has had to cope with not only the disappearance of her husband but also breast cancer, …

Confession of a Former Russian Soldier
Thursday, 16 Dec, 2010 – 0:20 | No Comment
Confession of a Former Russian Soldier

During the first and second wars in the territory of Chechnya, I, myself witnessed many deaths. I have seen dead people as well as many wounded and maimed children and adults. I saw only grief, …

Chechen Prisoners Call for Protection from Torture and Mockery
Thursday, 2 Dec, 2010 – 1:15 | No Comment
Chechen Prisoners Call for Protection from Torture and Mockery

The relatives of prisoners in Omsk Penal Colony-2, from Ingushetia and the occupied Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, have appealed to the editorial staff of the Free Speech (Svoboda Slova) website with a call for help. …

Big Game
Thursday, 25 Nov, 2010 – 12:02 | No Comment
Big Game

Our dependency on natural gas and oil imported from the East is increasing dramatically. It significantly breached the energy safety margin. It is not in line with suitable EU directives. This is a reason why …

Chechen Exile Murder Trial Begins in Vienna
Wednesday, 17 Nov, 2010 – 0:26 | No Comment
Chechen Exile Murder Trial Begins in Vienna

A trial involving the spectacular murder of a Chechen exile begins Tuesday in Vienna. Austrian investigators believe it was a contract killing which may be linked to Chechen [puppet] president Ramzan Kadyrov, who is alleged …

The war in Chechnya: Diary of a Killer
Thursday, 4 Nov, 2010 – 15:33 | One Comment
The war in Chechnya: Diary of  a Killer

An account written over 10 years, this is a chilling record of executions, torture, revenge and despair during 20 tours of duty in Chechnya.

Censorship in the Caucasus: Mikael Storsjo Hosts the Kavkaz Center
Saturday, 30 Oct, 2010 – 1:05 | 2 Comments
Censorship in the Caucasus: Mikael Storsjo Hosts the Kavkaz Center

Mikael Storsjo, a prominent Swedish journalist who currently lives in Finland, is the founder of the Finnish-Chechen Association, a human rights organization that advocates for refugees and asylum-seekers from the North Caucasus.

Zurab Markhiev: Undercover Journalist in Ingushetia
Saturday, 23 Oct, 2010 – 13:55 | No Comment
Zurab Markhiev: Undercover Journalist in Ingushetia

When the Second Russian-Chechen War started in 1999, Zurab Markhiev was living in Grozny. Like many others he fled to neighboring Ingushetia where he lived for a while in a refugee camp and often helped …