Chechnya. According to an old places

LJ user twower writes in his blog: old dream come true — again to visit Chechnya. Last time was in it as a war in autumn 2001, and now almost 10 years later came back to the land. Now another Chechnya.

Chechnya.  According to old places

1. Alleys of Fame and Museum, Akhmad Kadyrov. View from the Mayakovsky Street (near the area of 3 idiots, as popularly referred to as the area of Friendship of Peoples))

Chechnya.  According to old places

2. Behind the monument — a complex of government buildings

Chechnya.  According to old places

3. Mosque "Heart of Chechnya" in the center of town. In 2000, it was an empty space in the shell holes backfilled fragments of bricks, concrete crumbs. February 4, 2000 th on this site (a bit more to the left) was the overall construction of the regiment in which Colonel Fishers thanked us for his role in the assault on the town

Chechnya.  According to old places

4. A pedestrian bridge across the Sunzha near the mosque. Ever since the first war, he was lying in the river, then he returned a couple of years back, and currently again reviewed, there were some support

Chechnya.  According to old places

5. But the auto bridge. Photographed from the mosque. In February 2000, the it shone huge holes from shells yes this size, we had to go around on the BMP them, so as not to fall into the river. Since then it has been restored, but at the moment is rebuilt again

Chechnya.  According to old places

6. The complex "Lincoln City" — houses and office buildings. Photographed from the street Lorsanov (burgundy soldiers). In 2000, in its place was a small rynochek

Chechnya.  According to old places

7. The only place where the portraits of all four. According to rankings in most cases come across portraits of Akhmad and Ramzan Kadyrov, the backlog is Putin. Medvedev is quite insignificant.

Chechnya.  According to old places

8. The trip coincided with the 60th anniversary of the late elder Kadyrov, because that's often came across these boards with a reminder

Chechnya.  According to old places

9. In the harsh portraits generally everywhere in the villages are much smaller. Neither 1st razrisovannyh, by the way, do not look for. Putin really respected in the country, they say, man, has promoted stop the war, stop the chaos. Because at the moment life began to improve and becomes similar to the everyday Russian (partly, but still), the Chechens to wage war is not willing. If we solve the problem of unemployment, the tension will be finished. This and the locals they say, and our military.

Television separate issue. Local announcements are filled with reports on the work of Kadyrov, Chechnya's reconstruction, promotions patriotic club "Ramzan", etc. If they say leading the Russian, the bureaucrats often respond only to the camera in Chechen. The town did not hear Russian speech in everyday life, as decided to speak Chechen. One channel only transmits programs from different religious — that dhikr dance, then pray, then read verses from the Koran. At the other programs about agriculture, culture, and author of the program across the investigation, telling about the formation of Kadyrov's presidency during the counter-terrorist operation. Federal officials with the police and the military in the program is not so favor, but about Putin said in a very respectful tones, he says, it is something all of Kadyrov and changed in the best way.
Chock-full of advertising veselitelnyh centers, stores, brand names, "Sale of the store" Ecco ". Putin Avenue, home of such and such. "

One of the residential buildings on the avenue Akhmad Kadyrov (past Lenin Avenue). This exterior finish, under which there may be holes from shells are embedded on the other side of plasterboard

Chechnya.  According to old places

10. "Romanovsky bridge." Below it, in October 1995, was seriously wounded, Colonel-General Romanov in landmine blasts

Chechnya.  According to old places

11. Area "Minute"

Chechnya.  According to old places

12. This Sharip — driver which brought me through the town. Chechen. Since the arrival of our troops in 2000, joined the army — "To fight with the bandits," as he himself says. In 2001, the explosion of a land mine was very seriously injured, was on the brink of
life and death. Survived and returned to service. Currently the 18th Motorized Rifle Brigade toils.

Chechnya.  According to old places

13. Globe on fork-Argun Hankala-Grozny on the outskirts of town. Moderate such

Chechnya.  According to old places

14. The gate on arrival at the stern of the Argun

Chechnya.  According to old places

15. On the other hand

Chechnya.  According to old places

16. Severe similar to the ordinary Russian peace city, where you can walk quietly Russian man. Do not see the military, can not see the devastation, and of the militia quite little. Our military is said that currently even on the flat part and nights virtually harmless (in areas north of the Terek and even more so). Bombings and shootings happen, but they are fewer than in the first half of the 2000s. In Dagestan and Ingushetia, at the moment the situation is much worse.
In general, I do not vyznat Severe. This is not the dead city, how I remember it. Very unusual sense of what he saw, which is hard to digest.

While traveling to the landfill under Sernovodskoe beheld even some memorable places, but there was no time to photograph. Immediately turn vyznat in Tolstoy-Yurt on the Terek to the pass, where there were at the end of November 99th. Oil rig at Vinogradova as ever worth it. Changed w / w station in Chernokozovo day where we were the guests of the South Ural COM in October 2001. About my trip in 2001 can be found here.

Well, now will be photos and video, which are not enough who are exciting. Leszek only can appreciate, because he seems the only one who reads me of our 9 th company.
This is the height 195.6 for State Farm "Homeland" (Grozny rural district). Specifically, the Czechs were sitting there and we had a fight with them, December 17, 1999. View from the junction of airport-Severe-Alkhan-Churtsky

Chechnya.  According to old places

17. View from above. That forest belt that goes to the airport and left the field on which crushed the first platoon. Made the three-lane road in both directions on it at night, street racers arrange officially sanctioned races. Forest belt was cut down by half, and all the trenches that were in it, and in which we were hiding, razravnyali. Structures on the front plane 11 years ago, was not there

Chechnya.  According to old places

18. Kind of a turn to austerity, and the state farm "homeland." New building for the forest belt, which was not previously

Chechnya.  According to old places

19. View of the road in the direction of Alkhan Churtskogo, height — right. Only after leaving it, you can breathe quietly and get out of the hatch BMP, as the station is between "homeland" and this turn sweep sniper

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