Sunday, February 23, 2014

Seventy Years since the Deportation of the Chechens and Ingush

The 23rd of February marks the 70th anniversary of the deportation of the Chechens and Ingush. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has this piece which interviews two survivors of the deportations, one of them a Red Army veteran who fought against the Nazis contrary to the Soviet libel that the Chechens committed mass treason. I have written a lot on the deportation here in previous years and don't really have much more to add.  So here is a list of some of my previous posts on the subject.

63rd anniversary

64th anniversary

65th anniversary

68th anniversary

69th anniversary

Update: This BBC article with small snippets of interviews from survivors of the deportation was published in 2004 for the 60th anniversary, but is still well worth reading.

New Update: The BBC also had an article quoting survivors of the deportation for the 70th anniversary this year.

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