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Kadyrov Sets New Date For Marking 1944 Chechen Deportation Anniversary

A billboard in the city of Gudermes features images of Ramzan Kadyrov (right) and his father, former Chechen leader Akhmed-hadji Kadyrov.
A billboard in the city of Gudermes features images of Ramzan Kadyrov (right) and his father, former Chechen leader Akhmed-hadji Kadyrov.
Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov has elevated the cult of personality surrounding his late father, former Chechen President Akhmed-hadji Kadyrov, to a new level by rescheduling the date on which Chechens are to commemorate the 1944 deportation of the entire Chechen and Ingush nations to Central Asia on Stalin's orders.

According to RFE/RL's North Caucasus Service, Kadyrov has issued orders that in future, the anniversary should be marked not on the actual date the deportation got under way -- February 23 -- but on May 10, in conjunction with the commemoration of the anniversary of the death of Akhmed-hadji, who was killed by a bomb attack in Grozny on May 9, 2004. May 9 is marked across Russia as Victory Day, the end of World War II.

Kadyrov's instructions have not been made public, presumably because his advisers understand, even if he does not, that this is a monstrous insult to every Chechen and will only compound the hatred many already feel for him.

Those orders are presumably the reason why there was a grandiose event in Grozny on February 23 to mark Defenders of the Fatherland Day, but no comparable ceremony to mark the anniversary.

It's not clear whether Kadyrov will try to induce Republic of Ingushetia head Yunus-Bek Yevkurov -- who this year for the first time described the deportation as "genocide" -- to follow his example. Indeed, there is no guarantee that Yevkurov will retain his job once Vladimir Putin is again elected Russian president.

The glowing endorsement of Putin earlier this week by Yevkurov's detested predecessor, Murat Zyazikov, raises the question whether Putin will bring back fellow Federal Security Service (FSB) officer Zyazikov to replace Yevkurov, who was appointed in October 2008 by then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

Tags: Chechnya,Ramzan Kadyrov

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by: M from: Ingushetia
February 24, 2012 14:07
As Ingush and Chechen say "ma1 vats kh1o Ramzan".
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by: Amy from: London
February 25, 2012 15:24
M - what does that mean?

And how do Chechens really feel about Kadyrov?

by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
March 07, 2012 05:11
It is a lie, concated by Rusian "shtaby" of occupying army,
GRU, Spetcnaz, KGB - for about 4,000 of their personal
That are blackmailed sons of the WW2 War Criminals,
Saved by exile - as Russia told they'll kill their daddys.

"Deportation" wasn't ordered by Stalin, but by Russia.
Russian and Cossack ethnic armies wanted kill them,
All of them - surrounding villages and towns in a haist,
For covering some 4,000 war criminals in Caucasias.

Stalin objected angry - demanding just national policy.
Russian generals threatened attack all non-Russians.
Caucasus elderly offered solution - exile 4,000 shortly.
Even so, Russia thrteatened unleash USSR pogroms.

Chechens and Ingushes trusted not Russia, veterans
That fought on German side joined the War Criminals,
Totally 40,000 men in Chechnia alone. Also they took
About that many younger wifes and babies for outlook.

It was their desigion to make, free go back as they did,
Move back and forth. Most of exiled men did the same,
Secretly, thought - only 4,000 war criminal were affraid
To be cought and shot by Russia for war crimes, then.

Stalin under house arrest since 1947 remain protective
Against Russian attempt murder them all without a trial.
Later Ruissians lied against Stalin - to justify objective
Of killing a third, sending to camp a third non-Russians,
Leaving the best plagiarize-exploit, using nerve gasses.

They remembered Caucasian war criminals, use them
As addition to Russian army of death to expand Russia.
Most dissagreed, that slowed Russian evil, but damned
4,000 be murdered by Russia, allowed their sons to join.

Russian "shtaby" and the psychopathic Fuhrerizing Putin
Preaparing again conquest, Georgia and CIS and twisting
Truth for international and local consumption, Chechnia is
To be another army - bigger Yamadaev or Umarov versus,
As Russia plans, along with the others, including Urartians.

Why would Kadyrov want it? Why would Chechens want it?
Occupation and cleansing tough, is North Caucasus meat?
I respected his father, but my advise help then in Nord-Ost
Ended with Russian refusal and assassination for courage.

I do not know yet how his son go about it, so far he healing
His wounded nation, that is right think to do, up to the point.
But history misstakes are too costly, specially with Russia.
Russia, like Vlasov, plotted with Hitler use North Caucasus.

As tribes of Israel, pre-Georgia-mixed - they ment be killed,
Even fighting war, or expelled - to repopulate by Cossacks.
Stalin, Parliament of Nations and non-Russian people will
Saved them all from Russians. If they be used by Russia,
To destroy Georgia and CIS, they will be next, Russia bill
Their non-Russian Anychars later, breed in their land too.

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This blog presents analyst Liz Fuller's personal take on events in the region, following on from her work in the "RFE/RL Caucasus Report." It also aims, to borrow a metaphor from Tom de Waal, to act as a smoke detector, focusing attention on potential conflict situations and crises throughout the region. The views are the author's own and do not represent those of RFE/RL.