Vakhit AKAEV, Abdula BUGAEV, Magomed DADUEV
Vakhid Akaev, D.Sc. (Philos.), Professor, Chief Researcher, Kh. Ibragimov Integrated Scientific Research Institute (KNII), Russian Academy of Sciences (Grozny, Russia).
Abdula ugaev, Ph.D. (Hist.), Assistant Professor, Head of the Department of Humanitarian Studies, Kh. Ibragimov KNII, Russian Academy of Sciences (Grozny, Russia).
Magomed Daduev, Ph.D. (Political Science), Senior Research Associate, Kh. Ibragimov KNII, Russian Academy of Sciences (Grozny, Russia).
DEPORTATION OF THE CHECHENS: WHAT WAS IT AND CAN IT BE FORGOTTEN?
(ON THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF DEPORTATION OF THE CHECHEN AND INGUSH PEOPLES)
The authors look back at what happened seventy years ago when the Chechens were deported from their historical homeland; they have convincingly proved that their people were falsely accused by the Stalinist regime and that those authors who justify the injustices of Stalin’s time are pursuing their own aims. Today, Khrushchev’s denunciations of Stalin’s personality cult, its anti-popular nature, and the tragic consequences are as topical as they were in the 1960s. The same applies to the rehabilitation of the victims of the political repressions, including the deported peoples.
The authors criticize the efforts of those who justify the deportation of several Soviet peoples carried out on the orders of Stalin and Beria and point out that this does nothing to help the consistent attempts to remove the memory of the trauma from these peoples’ collective memory. National harmony in the multinational Russian state should rely, among other things, on historical truth as one of the pillars of the multinational consent indispensable for the state’s sustainable development.
Keywords: deportation, the Chechen people, the Stalinist-Beria regime, lawlessness, denunciation of the personality cult, rehabilitation of the repressed peoples, repatriation, falsifications of the truth, ethnic memory.