Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov walks before a meeting of the state council at the Kremlin in Moscow, on 18 September 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
Report 236 / Europe & Central Asia

Chechnya: The Inner Abroad

A powerful propaganda machine promotes the “success story” of today’s Chechnya. But its peace is fragile; government repression is used to keep the people at bay while economic inequality, poor social infrastructure, lack of genuine reconciliation and almost full impunity for past abuses reflect the republic’s daily reality.

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