Grozny: The City of War

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April, 2010. Grozny city – the capital of Chechnya.

Many buildings have already been restored.

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The disfigured facade of the building is covered under the siding.

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Oktyabrsky district. One of the buildings of the research institute.

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Pilot plant

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The Kirov recreation center

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The mined Hankalskaya valley, nobody walks here.

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It used to be tanks parking area

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Many dug-outs and trenches have remained untouched.

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The way of life…

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People were going along this road to save themselves from bombing. During the assault of Grozny many people were leaving the city.

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Wall of fame

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School building in Oktyabrsky district

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A park that used to be so beautiful has grown wild, now it’s more likely a pasture area for cows and horses.

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The Lenin monument hasn’t escaped destruction

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Demolished canteen building

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There are more cows than cats or dogs in Grozny, they are probably the main causers of traffic jams.

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Military commandant’s office

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In some definite time of the day soldiers climb on the roofs, and it’s not the best time to take photographs …

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Even the smallest shops served as shelters during shooting.

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It seems that no undamaged buildings have remained…

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This UAZ has been here since the Chechen war.

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Nature always wins …

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Now it’s hard to imagine how this house had looked like …

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Ruin as a reminder of a big tragedy.

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Atmosphere of Grozny suffocation

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Half of the house has been restored and now peopled

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Trees try to hide the aftermath of the war.

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Two more storeys are being built on.

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Some houses have been broken down into bricks to restore other houses.

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Soviet gate and hospital №5 behind

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Abandoned house in Leninsky district

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A passage in Minutka square is not used now.

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Here, in Minutka square there was the fiercest fighting.

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On the place of the passage they plan to build a mall.

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27 thoughts on “Grozny: The City of War”

    • Actually that is not true
      Natives are tolerant to Russians because Russians helped them to get rid of terrorists (mostly Middle East radicals) and build the republic
      You should learn some history bro

  1. This picture shows the cruelty of the Russia and world turns the blind eye because Russia doing all these barbarism under the same name as other super powers giving this cruelty a war against terror.

    • Never knew Russian tanks fire off bibles and Russian bomber plains drop crosses… How about Russians not allowing CHechnya to become independent during nineties? Not much religion at play back then.

        • Chechnya was taken over by radical religious extremists. Most Chechens were appalled by the way the area was hijacked and Sharia implemented. Russia liberated the area that had always been a part of Russia (or for the last 100 years or so). One can argue with the violence, but the religious extremists used violence and fear against Chechen citizens who did not follow them. Wide Angle’s “Greetings from Grozny” (PBS documentary) portrayed the situation accurately.

  2. how old are this photos? surely they ve rebuild a lot of the city by now, or did all the money spent on reconstruction got stolen, like always ?

  3. One day of the 1st Chechen War in Nevzorov’s “Purgatory” ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0846774/). This half-documentary movie is probably equal the legendary “Platoon”.

  4. The price for reconstruction is a regime that rules more by fear and brutality than anything on Russian soil since the days of Stalin and the Nazi occupation.

  5. Just goes to show the price Russia has to pay to prevent sharia law(s) in their region. Why can’t Chechnya be more like Kazakhstan or Tatarstan where there has been no terror reported terror attacks since 9-11-01?

  6. Actually today’s Grozny looks better more modern than any Russian city (except Moscow and St. Petersburg of course) because of 90% donations from Russian budget.

  7. They are ruled by Muslim dictator by now…nothing different once ruling Taliban in Afghanistan.they love money very much…

  8. Muslims do not work,it is not their culture, all they do is pray, rape and abuse their women, wage war and smoke hashish.
    Down with islam !

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