Before the War I Had Toys

Children of Grozny

"Leave town or be exterminated along with the guerrillas" - ultimatum given to the people of Grozny by Russian commanders at the start of both Chechen wars

GROZNY - NOVEMBER 2000
Met some young inhabitants of Grozny who suffered during the "anti-terrorist" war: children who witnessed the bombing of the city, children who saw the killing of their neighbours, children who lost their parents, children who lost their homes and their toys. These children show where they used to live; they speak about what happened to them and the things they like.

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