Memories of the Chechen War : new book

“Everyone’s silent memories ”

The Russian NGO Civic Assistance Committee has just published a new book, result of a project led by its network of young volunteers. The idea was to go in several Russian cities to ask witnesses and participants of the two Chechen wars to tell their personnal memories about life before the war, life at war and the aftermath of the war.

The book was presented on June 3rd at the Sakharov center in Moscow, with the authors of the projects and several interviewees from the book, like Arkadi Babchenko, a Russian writer and journalist who participated as a solidier in both Chechen campaigns.

the book is available for download on the site of the Civic Assistance Comittee and should be translated into Englis soon.



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Anne Le Huérou (2013, June 11). Memories of the Chechen War : new book. Understanding Violence in Russia. Retrieved April 21, 2024, from

About Anne Le Huérou

Maîtresse de conférences à l'Université Paris Nanterre, Institut des sciences sociales du politique (ISP UMR 7220), associée au CERCEC (UMR 8083)

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