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Pre-Russian Conquest (1860)

War towers, pre-Russian conquest (1860), protecting mostly against tribal warfare between Chechen 'tapes' (tribes), as well as foreign invasions.

Chechen War Dance and Zikhr

What is seen here appears to be a blend of a traditional, warfare-based, Chechen dance, and Sufi/Islamic meditative singing

Deportation (1944) and return (after 1957).

Chechen and Ingush deportation to the Soviet Middle Asian republics was ordered by Stalin, on the grounds of collaboration with the Germans. Chechen-Ingush autonomous republic of the USSR was disbanded. Allowed to return under Khrushev after 1957, autonomous republic re-established with somewhat different borders.


Groznyi, March 1995
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Groznyi oil refinery

  • Some history, photos, etc. Groznyi oil refinery survived the first Russian-Chechen war, 1994-1996, destroyed for scrap income, both by federal forces and the rebels in 2000, during the second war (1999-2009)

Our time


Groznyi, 2016

Chechen military police go to Syria?

Chechen military police go to Syria? (Click for more info).


Kadyrov interview with Naila Asker-Zade, Russia TV1, November 26, 2017

  • Kadyrov is sure that those Chechens charged in Nemtsov murder are innocent of the crime they are accused of -TASS, Komsomolskaya Pravda (text), or around 14:40 on Russia TV video above.
  • In a curious end of the interview, he was asked about whether he thought of leaving. Interview question appeared deliberate, not improvised on the spot. He answered, "It can be said, this is my dream. To be the leader of the region and bear responsibility for the people, for the republic before the Almighty, for the leadership of the state, and for the people is very difficult ", and that a different sort of person may be needed and there are some people who can do the job (without any details on who are those), but that he is prepared to serve, and that this is the decision of the Russian leadership and people (of Chechnya). Later, Peskov stressed the part of the answer indicating support of Putin and being prepared to serve further. Most of the interview was about presenting achievements of the republic, that includes large construction projects, potential for supplying warriors, and progress in agriculture; it was also mentioned that he is (respected by supporters) and feared by enemies. In that background, it appears to be some sort of dance, in case if some forces wish him replaced, indicating that he is prepared to step down, but not really a strong drive to do so. Similar dance was happening before his reelection in 2016. In the ideal world, it may be wonderful, theoretically, to have a different person leading in some modified and hopefully better (for all) direction; but for that (1) such person has to be respected and strong enough to lead in the realities of Chechnya, and so it must be an already established and respected person (2) there has to be an outline of some different direction; so far he is faithfully developing economic areas which the federal center wants him to develop, and this is more about federal policies than a leader in Chechnya. Regarding (1), it is unclear who that may be; in the last elections in 2016 he was running against 3 other candidates, and received some 98% of the vote with 95% participation rate (by the official data); it was not known that there is some other candidate wishing to run but somehow staying on sidelines; so it appears that available other persons likely belong to his own circle. Regarding (2), this is something to be sorted out in Moscow, and his statement was noted, but is unlikely to make a huge difference (either way). --Resup (talk) 12:47, 27 November 2017 (UTC)


Ramzan Kadyrov recorded a video response to new sanctions imposed on him and adult members of his family and announced by sec. Pompeo. The video in filmed in his birthplace village of Benoy. He tells that it is very beautiful here and invites Pompeo to visit. "We will talk, who violates whose rights". The video ends with him saying Akhmat is the force (Akhmat Kadyrov, the father), Allah Akbar. Kadyrov also posted a sterner response on Telegram, basically saying that he is backed by his people and his family. New sanctions are presented or originated from several incidents, over period of time, involving LGBT and rights activists who were unwelcomed in Chechnya, and/or complained of abuse. Kadyrov in general takes positions trongly backing Russian leadership, including his recent comments which essentially pressured Zelenskii to fulfill his promises of making peace in Donbass. His father, Akhmat Kadyrov, was an Islamic leader opposed to Vahhabism and Sharia , following traditional Chechen version; and was the key to end the second Chechen war with Russia, after fighting against Russia in the first Chechen war. --Resup (talk) 20:28, 21 July 2020 (UTC)

Continued... unsure what to make of it here, and consider information quoting unknown SBU source unreliable. As even known SBU source would be, in my view. (Invitation to Pompeo to visit now is clearly withdrawn). --Resup (talk) 07:38, 24 July 2020 (UTC)


"the true spirit of Jihad"


On Russia-Chechnya wars

  • Dugin, published Nov. 19, 2010 (youtube)
    About crippled Wahhabi prisoner who fought back. Wahhabi > (greater than) present, corrupt State. Christianity > present, corrupt State too.
  • General Lev Rokhlin(Wikipedia), old interview, published Jan. 26 2018
    About state of the Army. At that state, starting a campaign, impossible. The best would be not to start it at all.
  • Litvinenko, old interview, published Aug. 14, 2017
    About young Chechen prisoner he interrogated, who joined the fight because his whole class did
  • Anna Politkovskaya (some publications: Novaya Gazeta; one of the books and articles here).
  • Ahmat-Hadgi Kadyrov: Google search; a video, ...
    --Resup (talk) 06:06, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Amirs of Imarat Kavkaz

Ichkeria presidents

1. Dzhokhar Dudayev 2.Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev 3. Aslan Maskhadov 4. Abdul-Halim Sadulayev 5. Doku_Umarov, first Amir.

Amirs of Imarat Kavkaz (Emirs of Caucuses Emirate)

1. Doku Umarov 2. Aliaskhab Kebekov 3. Magomed Suleimanov 4. Either Magomed Abdulaev or Zalim Shebzukhov 5. (after 17 Aug. 2015)-unknown

Children return

  • Long way home: how 4-year-old Bilal Tagirov, who was taken away by his father to Syria, was returned home -RT, Aug 3, 2017
    Bilal was taken by his father, who apparently joined IS, to Syria or Iraq without permission from the mother who remained in Chechnya. Mother received some WhatsUp messages, and/or spotted herself her son on a video from Mosul, and appealed to Chechen attorney general office for help. This follows by footage of a plane landing in Chechnya, and MP of the Russian Federation Council from Chechnya Ziad Sabsabi bringing the boy home. Ziad is telling that at this point they are aware of over five such boys but are not sure of their names and exact location in Mosul. Bilal was helping them in this search. They also brought to Chechnya an Arab nanny and her son, because Bilal did not want to approach anybody else initially. They all together tried to play some child games, trying to remember their own games. When they 'met his father' Bilal did not want to approach him, and was frightened, 'possibly because his father was very seriously wounded, or because something bad happened, something which brings memories, not of the best sort
  • Subsequently, more children were brought from Iraq or Syria to Chechnya, with Ramzan Kadyrov credited for their rescue. This song and video, featuring a performer, relatives, and Chechnya leadership, praises rescue of children, with more children photos shown. Published on Mar 28, 2018

Some songs & dance

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