Another Side of Chechnya

Another Side of Chechnya

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Which words come to mind when Chechnya is mentioned? Fear, ruins, terrorism, explosions, Wahhabi, mountains… And it is still the place where people are kidnapped, where the whole villages are razed to the ground. However someone will tell you that you won’t find a more safe city, all you need to do is to behave in a right way.

Another Side of Chechnya

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Skyscrapers in the center of Grozny, the capital of Chechnya.

Another Side of Chechnya

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Skyscrapers in the center of Grozny – viewing from above.

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A Muslim man is praying in the mosque “The Heart of Chechnya”.

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Muslims are in the mosque waiting for the Friday prayer.

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At the mosque “The Heart of Chechnya”.

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At the central mosque of Grozny.

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Before the Friday prayer.

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Procession in the honor of the memory of the Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov in Grozny.

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Dancing on the day of the Chechen language in Grozny.

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Charging the gun on the day of the Chechen language in Grozny.

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“Ramzan, thank you for Grozny”.

Grozny was once called the most dilapidated city in the world. It looked really terrible on the pictures of the 1980s depicting unthinkable ruins and sufferings. Everything has changed incredibly. Peaceful streets of today are beautified with trees and marble facades.

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The student is listening to the lecture about the Sharia law.

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Praying students.

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The student of the Russian Islam University is learning the Sharia law.

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The student of the Russian Islam University at the lecture.

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Dancing at the Chechen wedding.

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The women are watching the dancing at the Chechen wedding.

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Guests at the Chechen wedding.

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Cortege of Ramzan Kadyrov in Grozny.

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Chechen policeman.

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Boulevard in the center of Grozny.

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Shops in the center of Grozny.

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Football fans are the stadium of Grozny.

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Chechen teens in the center of Grozny.

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Chechen women are drinking coffee in the center of Grozny.

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Competition in Mixed Martial Arts.

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Boys are playing football in the suburb of Grozny.
Location: Grozny, Chechnya

2 thoughts on “Another Side of Chechnya”

  1. In the picture of the men “charging the gun”, the men have cylindrical objects in pockets on their chest — what are these objects?

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  2. I’m glad there are now elites in Grozny with business interests. It means there will be peace for the population, like everywhere else in the capitalist world. 🙂

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