22 February 2017, 16:47
Ingush Parliament approves bill prohibiting perpetuation of Stalin’s memory
On the eve of the 73rd anniversary of deportation, the Deputies of the People's Assembly (Parliament) of Ingushetia have adopted, in the first reading, a draft law, which bans to perpetuate the memory of Stalin in the region.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that every year on February 23 Ingushetia hold mourning ceremonies in memory of the victims of the deportation of the Chechen and Ingush peoples.
The operation "Chechevitsa" (Lentils), during which Chechens and Ingushes were expelled en masse from the territory of the then Chechen-Ingush ASSR to Kazakhstan and Central Asia, was conducted from February 23 to March 9, 1944. It was announced that the repressions were caused by mass desertions, draft evasions in the time of war and preparation of an armed uprising in the rear.
According to Zelimkhan Evloev, the Chairman of the Ingush Parliament, the bill bans not only installation of monuments and busts of Stalin and awarding his name to towns, villages and streets, but also any public justification and approval of Stalin’s activities, the TASS reports.
Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.