Saipudi Nataev, a historian. Photo: screenshot of the video by Masalsh

05 February 2019, 15:57

Scientists in Chechnya tell history of re-fixing borders with Stavropol Territory

There were no territorial disputes of Chechens with Terek Cossacks before; and members of the Chechen teip Gunoi used to assimilate with Cossacks. Chechen historians said that later, the borders voluntarily fixed during the Soviet era, as well as the deportation of Vainakhs in the Stalin years, accompanied by the re-fixing of territories, became a sort of "time-mines". According to their stories, there is no point in re-fix the borders of Chechnya with the Stavropol Territory once again, all the more, it is impossible to conduct such experiments in Southern Russia, given the mentality of the nations living in the region.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the "Rosreestr" ((Russian Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography) demanded to clarify 25 borders between the regions of the North-Caucasian Federal District (NCFD). The definition of the borders of Chechnya with the Stavropol Territory and North Ossetia is unlikely to take place without controversies, while social tensions and political speculations create the ground for acute ethnic conflicts, political analysts believe.

Saipudi Nataev, a historian, has recalled that more than half a century has passed since three districts of the Stavropol Territory were included into the restored Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (ASSR).

The Grozny District was formed on March 22, 1944, a month after Chechens and Ingushes were deported and the Chechen-Ingush ASSR was abolished, Movsur Ibragimov, a historian, has recalled.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 5, 2019 at 04:03 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondent

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