The letter of Chechen President Maskadov was written in response to the earlier appeal of the Russian National Committee to End the War and Make Peace in the Chechen Republic. The latter appeal called upon Presidents Putin and Maskhadov to proclaim a ceasefire and open peace negotiations.
An emergency appeal from the Lam Center for Pluralism, one of Chechnya's most important non-governmental organizations, and the Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe. The appeal concerns the conditions faced by displaced Chechen civilians residing in refugee camps in Ingushetia and addresses the growing humanitarian crisis on the eve of the war's second winter.
On February 20, 2000, a discussion on "The
Moral Crisis of the Chechen People and Possible Ways of Overcoming It"
took place in Nazran, Ingushetia. The discussion was organized by the Center
for Chechen Culture "LAM" [Mountain]. The refugees from Grozny
who participated in the meeting adopted the following appeal addressed
The Government of the Russian Federation
The United Nations
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
The International Monetary Fund, The World Bank
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
by Dmitri Furman, Doctor of History
by Lecha Ilyasov, Member of the Chechen NGO LAM
Statement of Elena Bonner for The Senate Foreign Relations Committee November 4, 1999
An article by Lecha Ilyasov, Professor
of Linguistics and a photographer. He is a member of LAM, a Chechen
NGO which advocates and works to bring into being in Chechnya an open democratic
society compatible with national traditions and Islam.
October 20, 1999 - Securing adequate shelter is the most urgent problem for Chechen refugees in Ingushetia. It is becoming critical with the onset of cold weather. Refugees can be divided into four groups according to the type of shelter they have found: