An officer of the Chechen Special Rapid Response Unit (SOBR) with a flag of the Republic with a portrait of Akhmat Kadyrov. May 9, 2015. Grozny. Photo by Magomed Magomedov for the "Caucasian Knot"

03 May 2016, 12:58

Residents of Chechnya dissatisfied with transfer of Memory and Grief Day

Starting from May 5, in connection with the forthcoming May 10 actions related to the Memory and Grief Day, all the mosques of Chechnya are reading the Koran.

In 1944, many nations of the then Soviet Union were subjected to deportation.

The "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was informed at the Spiritual Administration of Muslims (SAM) of Chechnya that on the Memory and Grief Day all the mosques of the republic will administer religious rites.

"On May 10, all the towns and cities of Chechnya will hold the rites of Zikr and Mawlid, as well as sacrificial offerings with distribution of meat among needy families," said a SAM source.

Residents of the republic associated the transfer of the Memory and Grief Day from February (when the mass deportation took place) to May with the death of the former head of Chechnya, Akhmat Kadyrov, who was killed on May 9, 2004, in the terror attack on the "Dynamo" Stadium in Grozny.

A member of a public organization from Grozny named Aslan has noted that the transfer of the Memory and Grief Day diminishes the significance of the tragedies that occurred in the Chechen people's history – such as the liquidation of the village of Dadi-Yurt with all its residents during the Caucasian War, the 1944 deportation of, the death of 700 residents of the aul of Khaibakh; and the recent two Chechen Wars.

For the third year in a row, Chechnya holds no commemorative events on February 23 – the Memory and Grief Day, formerly marked as the date of the start of Stalin's deportation of Chechens, but then removed to May 10. Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of Chechnya, explained this removal by the fact that the republic should celebrate Russian state holidays together with other regions.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

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