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05 Jun 2001 description

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.

15 Oct 2000 description

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.

20 Feb 2000 description

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 to:
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

11 Nov 1999 description

by Lecha Ilyasov, Member of the Chechen NGO LAM

04 Nov 1999 description

Statement of Elena Bonner for The Senate Foreign Relations Committee November 4, 1999

20 Oct 1999 description

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: