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A Chechen woman dances with a rebel fighter in the centre of Grozny September 6 [1996], celebrating the fifth anniversary of the declaration of Chechen independence and what they hope is the end of the bitter 20-month war with Russia. Chechen separatist leader Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev said Friday that President Boris Yeltsin’s health was a problem for Russia but not for Chechnya which he considers an independent state.

The First Chechen War, the culmination of escalating tensions between the Soviet Union and the independence-minded people of the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (who, upon their official split from the USSR in 1993, renamed their de facto independent state the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria), came to a deafening conclusion at the Battle of Grozny. Although theirs was the winning side, between 50,000 and 100,000 Chechen civilians and 17,000 Chechen soldiers are estimated to have perished in the conflict—this in comparison to the 161 Russian civilians and nearly 6,000 Russian soldiers who lost their lives.

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RUSSIA. Grozny, Chechnya. 14/02/2002. 
Relative showing the picture of a Chechen unemployed civilian who disappeared several weeks ago. He crossed the street to see a neighbour shortly after night fell, was shot and picked up by unidentified Russian soldiers. Pro-Russian and Russian authorities deny any knowledge of the incident.

Thomas Dworzak

(via dokimasia)

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RUSSIA. Grozny, Chechnya. 19/02/2002. One of the few remaining ethnic Russians in the Chechen capital. The 87 year old blind woman lives with her daughter and receives no government aid. Her grand son was killed when Russian forces fired upon their neighbourhood with artillery late last year. She says that she feels permanently threatened by the Russian soldiers, “as they consider us as Chechens”.

Thomas Dworzak

Some 340 million rubles to be spent on reconstruction of multi-storey housing in Chechnya

The fund for assistance in reforming the housing and utilities service will grant 232.67 million rubles and the Chechen government will grant 105.74 million rubles for reconstruction of 4 multi-storey houses in the Urus-Martanovsky District of Chechnya.

Living conditions of 239 people will be improved. In addition, 441 people in Grozny will move from old houses to new ones.

Chechnya spent about 396 million rubles for the same purpose in 2013.

Ramzan Kadyrov coins to be minted in Zlatoust

The Oruzheynik and Art-Grani factories in Zlatoust will mint gold and 25 silver coins for Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov for Grozny Day on October 5. Each golden coin will weigh 1000 grams. They will be 14mm thick and have a diameter of 120mm.

One side will depict the portrait of Kadyrov, the other side will depict the Heart of Chechnya Mosque named after Akhmat-Haji Kadyrov, said Vladimir Vasyukhin, the director of Oruzheynik. The very first minted coin will belong to Kadyrov himself.

Oruzheynik released coins for Russian President Vladimir Putin on the annexation of Crimea. The coins depict Putin on one side the Crimea on the other.

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tsoy-pede, a necropolis in southern chechnya, is surrounded by towers watching over the crypts containing the dead. petroglyphs reflect the pre-islamic beliefs of the vainakh people.
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tsoy-pede, a necropolis in southern chechnya, is surrounded by towers watching over the crypts containing the dead. petroglyphs reflect the pre-islamic beliefs of the vainakh people.
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tsoy-pede, a necropolis in southern chechnya, is surrounded by towers watching over the crypts containing the dead. petroglyphs reflect the pre-islamic beliefs of the vainakh people.
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tsoy-pede, a necropolis in southern chechnya, is surrounded by towers watching over the crypts containing the dead. petroglyphs reflect the pre-islamic beliefs of the vainakh people.
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tsoy-pede, a necropolis in southern chechnya, is surrounded by towers watching over the crypts containing the dead. petroglyphs reflect the pre-islamic beliefs of the vainakh people.
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tsoy-pede, a necropolis in southern chechnya, is surrounded by towers watching over the crypts containing the dead. petroglyphs reflect the pre-islamic beliefs of the vainakh people.
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tsoy-pede, a necropolis in southern chechnya, is surrounded by towers watching over the crypts containing the dead. petroglyphs reflect the pre-islamic beliefs of the vainakh people.

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tsoy-pede, a necropolis in southern chechnya, is surrounded by towers watching over the crypts containing the dead. petroglyphs reflect the pre-islamic beliefs of the vainakh people.

Chechnya composes program for agricultural development

Chechnya has composed a program to improve the financial sustainability of the agricultural industry and development of agricultural lands in 2014-2020. Small farms will be stimulated by the federal budget.

Chechen Agriculture Minister Musa Dadayev said that 3,000 hectares of land were provided for growing grapes. The land devored to viticulture will have expanded to 6,000 hectares by 2020. Chechnya is realizing programs called Gardens of Chechnya, Sustainable Village Development, Startup Farmer and others to boost agricultural output, profit and wages.

Over 2 thousand Chechen pilgrims to visit Saudi Arabia

Some 2.6 thousand Chechen pilgrims are about to visit Saudi Arabia this year in order to see Muslim holy places, Chechen presidential aide Adam Dzhovtakhanov says. The Muslim Spiritual Governance is expected to hold public lectures and press conferences for future pilgrims.

Russian Railways to increase security in Chechnya

The Russian Railways company is going to increase security measures in Chechnya. The company is going to provide security cameras for all facilities located in the republic. The corresponding agreement has been reached by the company’s administration and the local authorities.

Chechenfilm will not make screen version of Chekhov’s stories

The Moscow Court of Arbitration broke the contract of the Culture Ministry and Chechenfilm to make a screen version of Chekhov’s stories. The ministry got a refund of over 23 million rubles it had paid for Inal Sheripov’s “Anxiety,” RIA Novosti reports.
The contract was signed in May 2011.

Chechen school director suspected of forgery

Rebi Telipov, the director of a middle school in Oktyabrskoye (Vedensky District, Chechnya), is suspected of a fraud worth 27,000 rubles and forgery, prosecutors say.

Telipova was allegedly putting in false information about employees who were not working from October 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014. The police say that the director received 27,000 rubles for the information.

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see more pictures from dondi-yurt open air museum exhibiting a traditional chechen household, here.
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see more pictures from dondi-yurt open air museum exhibiting a traditional chechen household, here.
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see more pictures from dondi-yurt open air museum exhibiting a traditional chechen household, here.
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see more pictures from dondi-yurt open air museum exhibiting a traditional chechen household, here.
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see more pictures from dondi-yurt open air museum exhibiting a traditional chechen household, here.
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see more pictures from dondi-yurt open air museum exhibiting a traditional chechen household, here.
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see more pictures from dondi-yurt open air museum exhibiting a traditional chechen household, here.
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see more pictures from dondi-yurt open air museum exhibiting a traditional chechen household, here.
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see more pictures from dondi-yurt open air museum exhibiting a traditional chechen household, here.
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see more pictures from dondi-yurt open air museum exhibiting a traditional chechen household, here.

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see more pictures from dondi-yurt open air museum exhibiting a traditional chechen household, here.