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A Summer Stroll Through Grozny

Grozny, the capital of the Russian republic of Chechnya, has undergone massive redevelopment in the past few years, largely erasing the damage inflicted by two recent wars. On a summer day, the restored city center is now full of people of different cultures walking to work, schools, and mosques. RFE/RL's North Caucasus Service took a look at the vibrant street life in the Chechen capital.


Three kids reluctantly head home after cooling off in a fountain.
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Three kids reluctantly head home after cooling off in a fountain.

Women in Muslim and secular dress
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Women in Muslim and secular dress

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A streetside money changer waits for customers.
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A streetside money changer waits for customers.

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