it takes a lot of damn gall: they're celebrating victory day in the "great patriotic war" (wwii) in chechnya again, only they're keeping the time and place secret, as well they might. last year on victory day, the chechen resistance blew up the puppet president & co. now you might ask: well, what in the world is wrong with celebrating victory over the nazis? consider this :
Josef Stalin, who accused Chechens of helping Germans during World War II, sent the entire nation into exile, killing about one-third of them on the trek to Kazakhstan.
“When they came back, they never stopped thinking of separatism, but it was impossible during Soviet times,” says Gasan Gusejnov, an expert on ethnic conflicts in the former Soviet Union who has taught Chechen history and politics at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf.
you wouldn't have to be a chechen nazi to believe that stalin was as much a genocidal maniac as was hitler. much of the chechen resistance was born in exile. the killing of kadyrov on may 9 was rich in the symbolism of justice.
note: reading itar-tass or ria novosti etc is every day more like reading pravda circa 1973. there is hardly even the pretense of factuality. i'll document this a bit as time goes on, but it is, as clearly as anything, proof or autocracy.