North Caucasus, Chechnya
Этнографический музей Донди-Юрт
Ethnographic Museum “Dondi-Yurt”, Chechnya
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I know, I know, where have I been all your life? Only my favorite golden-gun wielding wedding enthusiast, Ramzan Kadyrov of Chechnya could lure me back to Red Scare! Amidst the serious crisis taking shape in Ukraine, Ramzan Kadyrov has graciously come forth and pledged humanitarian aid and assistance to the downtrodden people of Crimea. In what is sure to win him the Nobel Peace Prize, known humanitarian Kadyrov, has volunteered to protect Chechen interests in Ukraine. RFE/RL reports that Kadyrov accuses “nationalists of all descriptions” of depriving Chechen citizens living in Ukraine of their homes and business. Moreover, he claims that “we shall not allow Chechens to be offended, wherever they happen to live.” I bet those Chechens that probably fled for their lives to Ukraine are thrilled to hear Ramzan, friend of democracy and Gerard Depardieu, is throwing down his glove and preventing “offense” of Chechens worldwide!
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Grozny war photos | North Caucasus on We Heart It.
— Bugai, N.F., and A.M. Gonov. 2002. “The Forced Evacuation of the Chechens and the Ingush.” Russian Studies In History 41, no. 2: 43 (via chechenrepublic)
Chechen youngsters in Grozny came out on the streets to remind the pro-Russian government of the day when Chechens were deported by the Russians. Chechen youngsters started shouting out “Free Chechnya!” “We won’t forget!” “We won’t forgive!” “No to occupation!”
In about 5 minutes Kadyrovists arrived and started fighting with youths. Youngsters started fighting back and therefore over ten people from both sides are injured and hospitalized.
We will inform you more about this shortly…
Traditional Kavkaz dress.
On February 23, 1944, Soviet Russia’s leader, Joseph Stalin, ordered the genocide and deportation of the entire Chechen-Ingush nation.
Men, women and children were loaded into cattle cars and endured a long, cruel journey to Siberia and Kazakhstan. Almost half of the population died as a result.
Let us commemorate this day and vow to never forget the injustice the Chechen and Ingush people faced that day.
Today marks the 70th anniversary and serves as a testament to the unbreakable Waynakh spirit.
"Духар дац, доьхал дац, диц дийр дац.”
Seventy years ago, the entire Chechen and Ingush peoples were deported to Central Asia on the orders of Josef Stalin. Two survivors recall the tragedy, in which at least a third of the populatio…