Anthem of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria



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For over 200 years there have been intermittent hostilities between Chechens and Russians in the Caucasus region. Extreme brutality has characterized these hostilities. The conflict in the region is considered by some to be the largest in Europe since World War II. The war in Chechnya divided Russian public opinion, brought devastation to Chechnya, and to the Chechens, and outraged Muslims around the world who see the war as another example of how the West victimizes Muslim populations.

Chechnya is 85% Muslim, while the majority of Russians are Orthodox Christians or have no religious affiliation at all. The West, for its part, has been alarmed at the presence of terrorists sympathetic to radical Islam and to Al Qaeda in Chechnya and in the surrounding area. The collapse of the Soviet State in 1991 was followed by Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudayev's declaration of the Chechen Republic's independence from Moscow.

Concerned over the loss of its territorial integrity, Russian troops invaded the breakaway republic and a civil war ensued. In l996, Chechen rebels regained control of the capital, Grozny, from Russian forces, almost destroying the city in the process. After the Second Chechen war and the re-capture of Grozny in February 2000, the Ichkerian regmine fell apart.

Anthem of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria



Death or Freedom

We were born at night when the she-wolf whelped,


In the morning, to lion's deafening roar, they named us
There is no god but Allah

In eagles' nests our mothers nursed us,

To tame wild bulls our fathers taught us.
There is no god but Allah

Our mothers raised us to dedicate ourselves to our Nation and our Homeland,


And if our nation needs us we're ready to fight the oppressive hand.
There is no god but Allah

We grew up free as eagles, princes of the mountains.


There is no threshold from which we will shy away.
There is no god but Allah

Sooner will cliffs of granite begin to melt like molten lead,


Then any one of us shall lose our honor in life's struggles.
There is no god but Allah

Sooner shall the Earth be swallowed up by the broiling sun,


Then we emerge from a trial in life without our honor!
There is no god but Allah

Never to bow our heads to anyone, we give our sacred pledge,


To die or to live in freedom is our fate.
There is no god but Allah

Our sisters heal our brothers' bloody wounds with their songs,


Lovers' eyes will supply the strength of arms.
There is no god but Allah

If hunger weaken us, we'll gnaw on the roots of trees,


And if thirst debilitates us, we'll drink the dew from the grass.
There is no god but Allah

For we were born at night when the she-wolf whelped.


We pledge our lives to GodNation and Vainakh homeland.
There is no god but Allah

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