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Category: Russia

On Chechen wedding traditions and nephews working in Moscow

Sulban was attending a traditional Chechen wedding in Gudermes, one of the bigger towns in Russia’s Chechen Republic. She is a distant relative of the groom. Most of her family lives in Chechnya, but she also has a nephew who is working in Moscow. As Chechen tradition prescribes she was…

On Chechen warrior culture, multiple wives and homophobia

Iznaur (right) is a road police officer in Itum-Kale in the Argun valley of Chechnya. He is the right hand of his boss Nurdi, who is sitting next to him here. Their job in the mountains of Chechnya seems rather relaxed, as there is little traffic, so that Iznaur had…