The Russia-Chechen wars have had an extraordinarily destructive impact on the communities and on the trajectories of personal lives in the North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya. This book presents in-depth analysis of the Chechen conflicts and their consequences on Chechen society. It discusses the nature of the violence, examines the dramatic changes which have taken place in society, in the economy and in religion, and surveys current developments, including how the conflict is being remembered and how Chechnya is reconstructed and governed.
Table of Contents
Introduction Anne Le Huérou, Aude Merlin, Amandine Regamey, Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski Part 1: Traces of War: Between Remembrance and Erasing 1. Grozny as Before the War: Remembrance and Reconciliation in ‘Virtual’ and ‘Real’ Post-Soviet Communities Walter Sperling 2. Remembering and Forgetting in Chechnya Today: Using the Great Patriotic War to Create a New Historical Narrative Aude Merlin 3. Victims and Heroes: Commemorating the Russian Military Casualties in the Chechen Conflicts Natalya Danilova 4. Reconstruction in Chechnya, at the Intersection between Politics and the Economy Musa Basnukaev Part 2: State and Non-State Rationales of Violence 5. State and Violence in Chechnya: 1997-1999 Ekaterina Sokirianskaya 6. Kidnapping and Hostage Taking between the Two Chechen Wars: 1997-1999 Mikhail Roshchin 7. Ramzan Kadyrov’s ‘Illiberal’ Peace in Chechnya John Russell 8. Between War Experience and Ordinary Police Rationales: State Violence against Civilians in Post-war Chechen Republic Anne Le Huérou 9. The North Caucasus Insurgency: Understanding the Chechen Rebels in the Context of the Caucasus Emirate Jean-François Ratelle Part 3: The Impact of War on Chechen Society 10. Rereading Human Rights Reports: Material Violence in Chechnya: 1999-2001 Amandine Regamey 11. Sufism in Chechnya: Its Influence on Contemporary Society Mayrbek Vachagaev 12. Virtue Campaign for Women in Chechnya under Ramzan Kadyrov: Between War Backlash Effect and Desire for Total Control Tanya Lokshina 13. Chechen Refugees in Europe: How Three Generations of Women Settle in Exile Alice Szczepanikova
Anne Le Huérou is a Lecturer in Contemporary Russian and Post Soviet studies at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre - Institut des Sciences sociales du politique (ISP) and a Research Associate at the Centre d'études des mondes russe, caucasien et centre-européen (CERCEC), l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) Paris. France.
Aude Merlin is a Lecturer in Political Sciences at Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, specialized in Russian and Caucasus studies, member of the CEVIPOL (www.cevipol.be).
Amandine Regamey is a Lecturer in Russian Language at University Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and a Research Associate at the Centre d'études des mondes russe, caucasien et centre-européen (CERCEC), l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, France.
Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski is a Research Associate at the Centre d'études des mondes russe, caucasien et centre-européen (CERCEC), l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, France.