Officially there is peace in Chechnya.
But in Nazran, 30 minutes by car from the Chechen capital Grozny, we can hear shooting every night.
It is as if two Chechens exist. By day, there is Chechnya Putin talking about: a peaceful, normalized republic. At night, the rifle fire crackles and the sky is lit from time to time by an explosion.
When the day dawns, the authorities strike back with massive arrests of suspects
terrorists. In an eternal state of terrorist attacks and counter-terrorism measures, every civilian is a "potential terrorist".
The war in Chechnya has been replaced by a state of massive violence. . .
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