Day: March 11, 2009

The True Female Patriot

In his weekly review, Prague Watchdog’s Dzhambulat Are writes (in my tr.) about the status of women in Ramzan Kadyrov’s brave new Chechnya, and describes a recent public gathering:

The high point of this event was a competition called “The True Female Patriot”. The girls had to describe how happy they were in the new era of national greatness and presidential policies. There were prizes for the best national dress and the best performance of a national dance, a recitation of Chechen poetry about women, a brief presentation on the themes of what it means to be a female patriot and to possess a knowledge of the culture of one’s people, and numerous other items which emphasized the qualities which the new generation of Chechen women must have.