Archive Documents

You may find here the old articles, presentations, lectures and speeches related with Chechnya.

Bookshelf

Information about the books that are related to Chechnya and the Chechens

Chechen Culture

Articles, materials and more about Chechen culture.

Lyrics

You may read the lyrics of the most famous Chechen songs, listen and also download them.

Poems

You may find here the poems that are written on Chechen people and also the poems by the very well known Chechen poets

Ilyas Akhmadov: “Time will Fix Everything!”
Wed, 9/02/11 – 12:21 | One Comment
Ilyas Akhmadov: “Time will Fix Everything!”

We conducted a phone interview with former Foreign Minister of Chechen Republic Ichkeria, Ilyas Akhmadov. We spoke about his recently published book as well as current issues.

Appeal from the Military Leadership of Noxchicho (Ichkeria)
Wed, 9/02/11 – 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, …

“Let’s Dance Hero-City” by Zura Itsmeolord
Mon, 7/02/11 – 22:44 | No Comment
“Let’s Dance Hero-City” by Zura Itsmeolord

Invite me to dance, dear
Look into my eyes.
But … I see you noticed my premature gray hair, which knocked out from under a silk handkerchief.

The 21st Century: Is it Still Possible to Hide Monstrous Crimes?
Mon, 31/01/11 – 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 …

Homeland
Sun, 23/01/11 – 18:02 | One Comment
Homeland

We present you a poem from 10 year old Chechen girl Zalina Musaeva.

Gisayev v. Russia
Thu, 20/01/11 – 16:40 | No Comment
Gisayev v. Russia

The ECHR case of Akhmed Gisayev v. Russia (application no. 14811/04).

Chechen Proverbs and Sayings (Noxçiyn Kicanaš)
Thu, 20/01/11 – 14:47 | 4 Comments
Chechen Proverbs and Sayings (Noxçiyn Kicanaš)

Although humanity shares a common wisdom reflected in the proverbs and sayings of all nations, those of the peoples of the North Caucasus have their own paritcular value, stemming as they do from an ancient …

The Origins of Waynakh Dance
Mon, 17/01/11 – 18:57 | One Comment
The Origins of Waynakh Dance

Have you ever wondered why Waynakhs dance one way but not another way?

Nowhere in Europe (Documentary Movie)
Sat, 15/01/11 – 2:22 | No Comment
Nowhere in Europe (Documentary Movie)

This is a documentary movie about the fate of Chechen asylum seekers in Europe.

A Life Story from Chechnya: Tamara
Mon, 10/01/11 – 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, …

Lidya Yusupova – Oslo Freedom Forum 2010 (Video)
Thu, 6/01/11 – 22:04 | No Comment
Lidya Yusupova – Oslo Freedom Forum 2010 (Video)

Lidya Yusupova, a journalist and lawyer considered to be one of the bravest women in Europe, shares with us her life as “Chechnya’s Witness”.

Raisa Malsagova (Mp3)
Tue, 4/01/11 – 1:23 | One Comment
Raisa Malsagova (Mp3)

We present you the album of Chechen folk singer Raisa Ruslanova Malsagova in mp3 format.

Malika Dzhamayeva and Others v. Russia
Tue, 21/12/10 – 21:10 | No Comment
Malika Dzhamayeva and Others v. Russia

The ECHR case of Malika Dzhamayeva and Others v. Russia (application no. 26980/06).

Udayeva and Yusupova v. Russia
Tue, 21/12/10 – 21:00 | No Comment
Udayeva and Yusupova v. Russia

The ECHR case of Udayeva and Yusupova v. Russia (application no. 36542/05).

Taymuskhanovy v. Russia
Thu, 16/12/10 – 18:22 | No Comment
Taymuskhanovy v. Russia

The ECHR case of Taymuskhanovy v. Russia (application no. 11528/07).

Tumayeva and Others v. Russia
Thu, 16/12/10 – 18:16 | No Comment
Tumayeva and Others v. Russia

The ECHR case of Tumayeva and Others v. Russia (application no. 9960/05).

Confession of a Former Russian Soldier
Thu, 16/12/10 – 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, …

The Chechen Struggle: Independence Won and Lost
Mon, 13/12/10 – 14:22 | No Comment
The Chechen Struggle: Independence Won and Lost

The Chechen Struggle: Independence Won and Lost
Writer: Miriam Lanskoy, Ilyas Akhmadov, Zbigniew K. Brzezinski
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (November 15, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0230105343
ISBN-13: 978-0230105348
288 pages

Allah’s Angels: Chechen Women in War
Mon, 13/12/10 – 14:00 | One Comment
Allah’s Angels: Chechen Women in War

Allah’s Angels: Chechen Women in War
Writer: Paul J. Murphy
Publisher: Naval Institute Press (November 15, 2010)
ISBN-10: 1591145422
ISBN-13: 978-1591145424
320 pages

The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus
Mon, 13/12/10 – 13:53 | No Comment
The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus

The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus: From Gazavat to Jihad
Writer: Robert W. Schaefer
Publisher: Praeger; 1 edition (October 22, 2010)
ISBN-10: 031338634X
ISBN-13: 978-0313386343
303 pages

Grey Wolves Howling: A Novel of Chechnya
Mon, 13/12/10 – 13:42 | No Comment
Grey Wolves Howling: A Novel of Chechnya

Grey Wolves Howling: A Novel of Chechnya
Writer: Peter O’Neil
Publisher: Robert Reed Publishers (January 1, 2010)
ISBN-10: 1885003587
ISBN-13: 978-1885003584
348 pages

The Shamanic Themes in Chechen Folktales
Mon, 13/12/10 – 13:36 | No Comment
The Shamanic Themes in Chechen Folktales

The Shamanic Themes in Chechen Folktales
Writer: Michael Berman
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing; new edition (January 11, 2008)
ISBN-10: 1443800112
ISBN-13: 978-1443800112
120 pages