In this post we present a set of photos by Alexander Nemenov about the First Chechen war. Warning: some photos may seem unpleasant or scary.
The First Chchen War (the Chechen conflict 1994-1996) – military actions between forces of Russia (armed forces and the Ministry of the Interior) and a breakaway region Ichkeria in Chechnya and some other settlements of the neighbouring regions of the Russian Northern Caucasus with an aim to take control of the Chechen territory where in 1991 the Chechen Republic Ichkeria was proclaimed.
The conflict and the earlier events were characterized by a big amount of victims among civilians, soldiers and law-enforcement employees, there were revealed facts of ethnic cleansing of the population in Chechnya.
Bringing of troops, December 1994
Storm of Grozny 1994-95
Terrorist act in Kizlyar (9th-18th of January, 1996)
Battle at Yaryshmardy village (16th of April, 1996)
Liquidation of Dzhokhar Dudaev (21st of April, 1996)
Negotiations with separatists (May-July 1996)
“Dzhikhad” operation (6th-22nd of August, 1996)