Anniversary Goes Unobserved In Grozny

Publication: North Caucasus Weekly Volume: 5 Issue: 8

The Kadyrov administration made a deliberate choice not to hold any public, official observation of the deportation’s 60th anniversary, according to a February 21 article by Timur Aliev for the London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting (available via the institute’s website at A faculty member at Grozny State University told Aliev that he had asked whether any commemorative activities were scheduled, and had found that the answer was no. “This topic is not raised much, so as not to annoy the authorities,” the history instructor said.