We invite you to take a walk through Grozny, the capital of the Chechen Republic, once a modern and vibrant city with a population of more than four thousand people. Today, Grozny lies in ruins as a result of the actions of the Russian army against so-called terrorist activity.

This walk will take you inside the world of Grozny and the people who continue to live and dream of the return of their former city. For them, it remains deeply in their memory as the city it once was.

Look closely at how Grozny looks today in June-July, 2000. How will it look in half a year, a year, two, five or ten years?

If, thanks to the efforts and methods of the Russian government and the international community Grozny is restored then we will only see changes for the better, but if nothing is done - all will remain the same.

Perhaps in the future we will be able to show not only the streets of Grozny, but even "go into" an apartment, a school or hospital. Those who live and work in Grozny now need help. If you want and can render assistance, we can give you all the information you need in order to do this.

We invite every citizen, the president and prime minister of the Russian government, leaders and citizens of other countries to visit our web-site "A Walk Through Grozny" regularly.

Please address any comments our questions to We would like to hear any suggestions you may have on our site.

Yuri Samodurov, director of the Andrei Sakharov Museum and Public Center.
Zuleikhan Bagalova, director of the Center for Research and the Popularization of Chechen Culture (LAM).

Andrei Sakharov Museum & Public Center
ul. Zemlyanoy Val, 57, bld.6
Tel.: (7-095) 923-4401/ 923-4420
Fax.: (7-095) 917-2653