Stop the Destruction of Chechnya!
Against The Current vol. 86
the editors of Chelovechnost http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/939
Publisher: Against The Current
Date Written: 01/05/2000
Year Published: 2000
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX12923
As we enter the 21st century, Russian society is confronted with the shameful fact of the bloody colonial war in the north Caucasus. The whole might of the "democratic" Russian state has been thrown into subjugating a small people that volunteered to join neither the tsarist or Stalinist empires nor Yeltsin's "federation." Tens of thousands killed or physically or spiritually maimed; masses impoverished or turned into refugees with no rights; towns and villages reduced to ruins-this is the price paid to satisfy the political ambitions of a Russian ruling class bent on reinforcing and redoubling its dominance.