32 Modest Celebration In Grozny

Modest Celebration In Grozny

Posted on October 11, 2011 by

On October 5th, President of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov celebrated his 35th birthday. Several days before the big day, he announced that no festivities were planned and no presents from officials would be accepted (under the threat of an  immediate dismissal). However, his birthday concurred with the birthday of the city of Grozny.

Violinist Vanessa Mae.

Vanessa Mae and Hollywood celebrities, such as Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kevin Costner and Eva Mendes arrived in Grozny to take part in the celebration of the city’s birthday (Grozny turned 193) and its President’s birthday as well. Famous Russian singers Dmitry Khvorostovsky and Iosif Kobzon were also present. The guests enjoyed a great show with violinist Vanessa Mae, magician Jean Ruven, and a team of acrobats who showed their skills by walking the tightrope between the two skyscrapers. The show was also marked by the openning of ‘Grozny-City’ business center.

President of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov and actor Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme and Hilary Swank.

Ramzan Kadyrov.

Seal is performing at the  ‘Grozny-City’ openning ceremony.


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32 Responses to “Modest Celebration In Grozny”

  1. ayaa says:

    Typical. Who knows how much was “spent” on these celebrations.

  2. geoff says:

    Cool. I have never heard of a mosque named after a president, and he is only 35 years old. Good luck to him and all Chechnya.

  3. historian says:

    Oh what did russians to chechnia. They just invaded it because terrorist from chechnia just invaded Dagestand, this is no real reason and that this terrorists hunted russians in chechnia is also not a real reason! Look at the picture how hard life in chechnia is under russian occupation!

    • Archy Bunka says:

      This is what always happens. Chechnya won her independence, and then, before the guns have cooled, for some reason, the new boss feels they must spread the revolution. Didn’t work this time.

    • geoff says:

      I did not understand, you hate each other. To read about all that recent history with Chechnya ,Dagestan, terrorism, politics, it is all so confusing to me. Russia and the small countries near by are not on the news here, same as Australia and New Zealand are probably not on the news there. I did not realize Kadyrov is seen as a terrorist. I did not mean to take sides.

  4. schtuka says:

    What a joke. I mean Hillary Swank? Kev Costner and Seal? Money can buy love, at least celebrity love.

  5. ChernoBILL says:

    the fail terrorist Kadyrov … must buy his guest

  6. Ivan says:

    Who needs independence with a shower of money from Moscow in Chechnya of our time ?!

    • historian says:

      Well the terrorist never wanted independence they wanted war, as long as they were fighting the leaders could make a good life with money from Saudi Arabia. And most of the other blended by the religion did the crusade of our century.

      I love everytime I visit europe and some european try to tell that russian killed all the chechens. They have no idea just telling me some propaganda. Then I tell them about farmers who smile at you at day time and on night they get the ak and try to kill you. The peacefull civillians!

    • Archy Bunka says:

      Quote from wiki:
      On 5 October 2011 he celebrated his 35th birthday in a lavish fashion in the presence of several Hollywood stars, including the actor Jean-Claude van Damme and the actress Hilary Swank as well as Lebanese pop Artist Rola Saad, British violinist Vanessa-Mae and many others[28]. When asked where the money for the live-televised celebration were coming from, he reportedly laughed and said that “Allah gives it to us”[29].

      So there you have it…Allah gave him the money for his birthday party, not Moscow…

  7. tommy says:

    This is so east.

  8. Archy Bunka says:

    American celebrities in Grozny? And Van Damme? How much are they getting paid for this?

  9. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Whoa. Must have been expensive to bring in all those entertainers.

  10. Ronald says:

    There is quite a lot of interesting reads about this tyrann on the internet.

  11. yojimbo says:

    “Several days before the big day, he announced that no festivities were planned and no presents from officials would be accepted (under the threat of an immediate dismissal). However, his birthday concurred with the birthday of the city of Grozny.”

    If you look closely you can see his puppet strings.Russia is just like America we both more or less have control of surrounding nations.Ever hear of the Banana Wars?If if it where not for the oil under Chechnya Russia would have cared less about it.

    • ayaa says:

      It’s not about the oil. If Chechnya had broken free, then many of the non-Russian populaces would wan to do the same. All the autonomous regions would be war zones. Kazan could be an urban battlefield, sort of like Stalingrad.

      It’s more about national pride and prestige than anything else.

  12. marxistworker says:

    The superficiality of capitalism (and religion). Bourgeois. Gaudy buildings do not improve a society.

  13. mooo says:

    I was lied to! Money can buy happiness!!

  14. (r)evolutionist says:

    Modest? Only thing missing was D. Von Teese. And Chechnya without Russia was a wasteland.

  15. burak_ck says:

    you gather what you deserve…think about it as an exchange for continuing russian rule over caucasia

  16. Archy Bunka says:

    Isn’t it disgusting how much money the super powers spend on keeping friends? America leads the world in this.
    Russia and Russians, need so much, and the government is throwing money at Chechnya. Of course, politicians friends get the contracts to build, and politicians get a kick back. Something that would not happen (on so grandiose a scale) if the money were spent in Russia.

  17. burak_ck says:

    naa,he is just a puppet,he killed just few thousand…half a million people were killed by russians

  18. john says:

    How funny. These “stars” are so desperate for the simple fact (I think) that there is no work for them.

  19. maria says:


  20. johan smith says:

    beautiful nice pictures

  21. USSR says:

    Hillary Swank apologized later for attending this show…but did she return money ?…hell no!!!

  22. skopeil says:

    this is fun…the pics look so wonderful.

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