Articles by Timur Aliyev



Poetry, Sheep for Kadyrov's Day

They've been engineering the Akhmad Kadyrov cult of personality for two months -- holding poetry contests, staging plays and sacrificing sheep in the lead up to what would have been the slain Chechen leader's 55th birthday Wednesday.

Chechens Crown a Queen

A 15-year-old girl is named the winner of the Miss Chechnya beauty pageant.

On the Catwalk, Chechen-Style

When Roza Khalayeva came to cheer on a friend at a Grozny beauty pageant last week, she had no idea that her sister had signed her up for the event as well.

Why Basayev Is So Hard to Capture

  • 11 October 04
  • Special for The Moscow Times
Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev remains on the loose even after the Beslan tragedy due to old friends, police corruption, and a military that needs him as an excuse to continue the war in Chechnya, former acquaintances and law enforcement officials said.

Ingushetia Blazes Digital Territory

Ingushetia is about to become the only Russian region that has only digital communications.

Chechens Give a Big 'Yes' for Stability

  • 25 March 03
  • Staff Writers
Turning out in record numbers, Chechens gave overwhelming support for the republic's new constitution, according to preliminary results released Monday night.

Turnout Tops 80% in Chechen Vote

Voters in Chechnya and nearby regions cast ballots Sunday in a Kremlin-sponsored constitutional referendum that Moscow says will return stability to the region.

Police, Teachers Ready for Chechen Poll

Chechnya's top election official said Thursday that final security measures are in place and hundreds of polling stations are ready for Sunday's constitutional referendum.

Chechens Vanish In Veil of Darkness

In November, residents of the Chechen capital received address signs for their homes. The street name and house number were written out in large white letters on a blue background -- easy to read even from a distance.