Chechnya Civilians NPR's Anne Garrels reports from Grozny that Russia has yet to begin any reconstruction work in the city, which was leveled by Russian forces last year. Hardly a building remains intact. Heat and electricity are sporadic. Russian forces are doing virtually nothing to eliminate the suffering of the civilian population. Soldiers and police continue to round up and beat young Chechen men suspected of being rebels and then demand payment for their return.

Chechnya Civilians

Chechnya Civilians

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NPR's Anne Garrels reports from Grozny that Russia has yet to begin any reconstruction work in the city, which was leveled by Russian forces last year. Hardly a building remains intact. Heat and electricity are sporadic. Russian forces are doing virtually nothing to eliminate the suffering of the civilian population. Soldiers and police continue to round up and beat young Chechen men suspected of being rebels and then demand payment for their return.