Mass subbotniks (voluntary cleaning work) in Chechnya. Photo: screenshot of the Grozny TV channel's report https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcopkku8Jag

18 April 2019, 20:23

In Chechnya, mass subbotniks launched after announcement of horse hiking campaign

More than 200 people were involved in a subbotnik (voluntary cleaning work) to clean slopes of the Terek ridge, where a horse hiking campaign announced by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov would take place. Residents of Chechnya claimed their forced participation in the subbotnik.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that residents of Chechnya regularly report about their forced participation in various communal works. In September and October 2018, during the preparation for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Grozny, forced subbotniks became more frequent.

"The historic horse hiking campaign will be a bright, unforgettable cultural event," Ramzan Kadyrov wrote in VKontakte. More than 1500 horsemen will take part in the campaign.

Local resident Said-Ali said that people "were thrown onto the Terek ridge to clean up garbage and bushes."

"The territory is large, so they involve everyone. Of course, people are not happy, but they can do nothing about that," said an employee of a local enterprise.

"People are to see not only the beauty of our places, but also cleanliness. So we are cleaning the territory," noted teacher Malika.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on April 18, 2019 at 03:13 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondents

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