Say no to alcohol: Chechnya remains most sober Russian region

Chechnya has maintained its lead in Russia’s sobriety rating in 2018, with the republic’s parliament speaker saying that the healthy lifestyle of its leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has been a good example for the population. The newly-released National Sobriety Rating is based on the official data of alcohol sales across the country. The experts looked into […]

Fire engulfs roof of high-rise in Russia’s Chechnya (VIDEOS)

Published time: 26 Mar, 2018 17:15 Edited time: 26 Mar, 2018 17:16 A major fire has consumed the roof and upper floors of a multi-storey block of flats in the city of Grozny. More than 200 people have been evacuated, as firefighters work on extinguishing the flames. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Two men describe what its like to be tortured for being gay in Chechnya

Reuters/Neil Hall MOSCOW (Reuters) – Two men from Chechnya have told Reuters they were detained by police and subjected to torture and beatings because they were gay, which is considered a crime by some in their deeply conservative region of Russia. The two have since fled mainly Muslim Chechnya, but they still fear being hunted […]

Rainbow Railroad Is Saving LGBT Lives in Chechnya — Donating Points Will Help

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Chechnya passes bill allowing schoolgirls to wear hijab in class

The parliament of the Chechen Republic has passed a bill allowing schoolchildren to dress according to their religious beliefs, meaning the female Muslim hijab headscarf will be permitted in local schools. The bill reads that all educational establishments in Chechnya must consider the students’ right to wear clothes or symbols required by their religion or […]

6 servicemen killed, several injured in militants’ attack on base in Chechnya

Published time: 24 Mar, 2017 06:49Edited time: 24 Mar, 2017 07:10 Six Russian servicemen have been killed and several more injured in a militant attack on a Russian National Guard base in the Chechen Republic. The incident took place near the Chechen village of Naurskaya, north-west of Grozny. According to a statement posted on the […]