Portraits of the Paradoxical Life in the Chechen Republic

A kebab maker on the outskirts of Grozny, outside of the restaurant where he works, which has been decorated with a poster of Shrek

This article appears in the Photo Issue 2015

Photos by Olga Kravets, from our collaboration with Magnum Photos and Magnum Foundation

In 2009, Ramzan Kadyrov proudly announced that "peace has come to the land of Chechnya, a federal subject of Russia." The head of the Chechen Republic's rise to power started back in May 2004, when...

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