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Chechnya: Return to Grozny by Tim Dirven (27 images)

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Oumar Chagaev, Fatima Davdieva and their three children fled Grozny in July 2000 during the Second Chechen War and eventually received political asylum in Belgium. In 2010, as Belgian nationals, they returned to Chechnya for the first time to visit their friends, family and former home. Tim Dirven and writer Jan Stevens accompanied them.

In the middle of a roundabout on the way in to Grozny stands a giant globe with the legend 'Grozny, capital of the world'. Only the vacant lots...
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