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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

Shamil Salmanovich Basayev
Sun, 18/05/08 – 14:10 | 6 Comments
Shamil Salmanovich Basayev

Shamil Basayev was born in the village of Dyshne-Vedeno, near Vedeno, in south-eastern Chechnya to Chechen parents from the Benoy teip. According to Gennady Troshev he has some distant Russian ancestry.  He was named after …

Khamzat (Ruslan) Gelayev
Sun, 18/05/08 – 14:07 | No Comment
Khamzat (Ruslan) Gelayev

Ruslan (Khamzat) Gelayev (1964–February 28, 2004) was a prominent commander in the Chechen freedom fighting against imperialist Russia. The Russians nicknamed him the Black Angel which he also used as his radio communications call sign.

Said Khassan Abumuslimov
Sun, 18/05/08 – 14:05 | No Comment
Said Khassan Abumuslimov

Dr. Said Khassan Abumuslimov was born on 1 February 1953 in Kazakhstan. He is is a historian, writer and publicist.

Usman Ferzauli
Sun, 18/05/08 – 13:54 | No Comment
Usman Ferzauli

Usman Ferzauli was born in Arshti in 1958. He first trained as a construction engineer then studied Law in St Petersburg. During the First Russian-Chechen War, he was Commissioner for Prisoners of  War.

Ilyas Khamzatovich Akhmadov
Sun, 18/05/08 – 13:52 | No Comment
Ilyas Khamzatovich Akhmadov

Ilyas Akhmadov was born on December 19, 1960 in Kazakhstan, where most of the Chechen nation – including his family – was exiled by Stalin’s government in 1944. The Akhmadovs returned to Shatoy, Chechnya in …

Akhmad Khalidovich Zakayev
Sun, 18/05/08 – 13:45 | No Comment
Akhmad Khalidovich Zakayev

Akhmad Zakayev was born in Urus-Martan in 1959 and belongs to the influential Chinkho taip (clan). He graduated from the College of Acting in Voronezh in 1981 and played many leading roles at the state …

Dokka Khamadovich Umarov
Sun, 18/05/08 – 13:30 | One Comment
Dokka Khamadovich Umarov

Dokka Umarov was born on April 13, 1964 in the village of Kharsenoy (Shatoy District) and is a member of the Mulkhoy taip. Umarov graduated from the construction facility of the Oil Institute in the …

Abdul Khalim Salamovich Sadullayev
Sun, 18/05/08 – 13:28 | One Comment
Abdul Khalim Salamovich Sadullayev

Abdul Khalim Sadullayev was born into the Biltoy branch of the Ustradoi teip, an influential clan in the town of Argun on the plains of central Chechnya to the east of Grozny. (The Ustradoys are …

Aslan Aliyevich Maskhadov
Sun, 18/05/08 – 13:26 | No Comment
Aslan Aliyevich Maskhadov

On September 21, 1951, Aslan Aliyevich Maskhadov was born in the Karagandy Province of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR) of the Soviet Union, in the small village of Shakai. He was born during the …

Zelimkhan Abdumuslimovich Yandarbiyev
Sun, 18/05/08 – 13:23 | No Comment
Zelimkhan Abdumuslimovich Yandarbiyev

Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev was born in 1952 in Kazakhstan. In 1956, his family returned to Chechnya to live in Stary Atagi. Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev studied at the Maxim Gorki Institute of Literature in Moscow and was a …

Dzhoxar Musayevich Dudaev
Sun, 18/05/08 – 13:14 | One Comment
Dzhoxar Musayevich Dudaev

Dzhoxar Dudaev was born in February 1944 during the forced deportation of his family along with the entire Chechen, Ingush, Balkar, Kalmyk, Crimean Tatar and other smaller nations, on the orders of Joseph Stalin. Dudaev …