**World Chechnya Day** UK EVent Details, 23rd February

**World Chechnya Day**

Thursday 23rd February 2006

Memorial Service @ Yalta Memorial, Cromwell Gardens, South Kensington SW7 2SL

Nearest tube: South Kensington

Time: 12 noon – 1pm

On 23 February 1944, Stalin ordered the deportation of the Chechen
population to Central Asia. More than half of the 500,000 people died.
Within days an entire people had been erased from the land of their

World Chechnya Day is being commemorated to:

. Recognise the suffering and genocide of the Chechen people as a human
catastrophe of historic significance
. Respect all victims of Stalinist deportations
. Educate subsequent generations about the genocide and the continued
relevance of the lessons that can be learnt from it
. Assert a continuing commitment to oppose racism, victimisation and
genocide . Support shared aspirations for the ideals of justice, security,
dignity and peace for all…

Please contact Hajira Qureshi, Secretary, Save Chechnya Campaign, on
02089044222/ 07861369015 for further information. Alternatively, feel free
to visit us @ www.worldchechnyaday.org.