Bamut, Chechnya
North Caucasus (Russia) / Places We Go

Bamut, Chechnya

The road to Bamut: At least among Chechens, Bamut became one of the legends of resistance during the First Chechen War. In a dramatic flourish, the rebel leader Dzhokhar Dudayev even officially renamed it “Fortress Bamut”. And for a while, as its 1,300 houses and other buildings were being continuously rocketed, bombed and mortared, the … Continue reading

The Nazran Memorial For The Ingush And Chechen Deportation
North Caucasus (Russia) / Places We Go

The Nazran Memorial For The Ingush And Chechen Deportation

This complex in Nazran, Ingushetia was opened in 1998 as a memorial to the Ingush and Chechen victims of Stalin’s brutality: The circle of pillars and arches ringing the interior of the memorial complex add a dramatic element and at the base of the structure are plaques honoring prominent Ingush – military heroes from different … Continue reading