Chechnya celebrates Day of Peace
Today the Chechen Republic marks one of the most important holidays of the republic, the seven-year anniversary of the abolition of the counterterrorism operation regime. A variety of activities, including a concert in the central square of the capital and a rally, to be held in honor of the holiday, the city hall reported.
‘’ A celebration will begin at 10:00 with laying of flowers to the memorial complex ‘Walk of Fame’ and will be continued with an automobile race, as well as with a festive event in the central square of Grozny. Later the theater and concert hall will host a solemn meeting dedicated to the Day of Peace, TASS leads a message of the press service of the city hall of Grozny.
The acting head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov congratulated the citizens of the republic on the holiday. "I congratulate you on the Day of Peace! The counterterrorist operation regime was cancelled on the territory of the Republic by the order of the President of the Russian Federation on April 16th 2009. This day became for us a truly national and bright holiday!’’ He said.
According to Kadyrov, with the abolition of the counterterrorist operation, peace and stability set finally in Chechnya. ‘’ This day In the history of the Chechen people became the day that laid a foundation for the peaceful transitions in the country. This decision contributed to the restoration of all the institutions of the state power and control, opened wide opportunities for the development of the economy and social sphere of the republic, ‘’ the official website of the head of the Republic quotes the acting head of Chechnya as saying.
It is hardly possible to overestimate the importance of this holiday and the merits of those who, at the cost of their lives, were doing everything to bring that day closer, the politician said. ‘’The first President of the Chechen Republic, Hero of Russian Federation Akhmat-Hadji Kadyrov and thousands of his faithful companions sacrificed their lives for peace, stability and prosperity of the Chechen Republic and its inhabitants. We live in one of the most developing and calm regions of Russia thanks to their immortal feat. We, for our part, are obliged to cherish, protect and increase these achievements,’’ Kadyrov noticed.
‘’Thanks to Akhmad-Hadji Kadyrov the capital of the Republic, Grozny, has retained its historical territorial boundaries despite the proposals to its relocation. Today Grozny is of the most beautiful and peaceful cities of Russia. The international competitions, conferences, exhibitions, festivals are held here. The tourists from all over the world come to us, investors are investing money, the city develops, becoming better in front of our eyes. Exactly one year ago President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin restored the historical justice, assigning Grozny the honorary title ‘City of Military Glory,’’ he recalled.
The acting head of the Republic pointed out that these years would be imprinted in the memory of the residents of Chechnya with the bright victories and great achievements. "They were marked with the dynamic development of all spheres of vital functions of the region — from the industry and business to the education and health. But our main achievement is a growth of the living standard of the population, people have received the ample opportunities to implement their rights, aspirations, ideas and potential,’’ the politician said.
"Dear compatriots! On this remarkable day I wish you and your families a well-being and peaceful sky over your heads. I wish you success in all the noble ideas. Happy holiday!’’ Ramazan Kadyrov concluded
The speaker of the parliament of Chechnya, Magomed Daudov, also congratulated the acting head of the Republic and the people of Chechnya. "Dear Ramzan Akhmatovich! On behalf of the deputies of the Parliament of the Chechen Republic and I personally congratulate you and all the people of the region with one of the newest state holidays, the Day of Peace!’’ He said.
‘’The day of the abolition of the counterterrorist operation in the Chechen Republic on April 16th 2009 is a truly historic date for the multinational people, which brought invaluable benefits of the peaceful life. This great event legally fixed the fact that the region became a full-fledged state unity of the great Russian Federation,’’ Daudov said.
The speaker recalled that the Chechen people were proceeding to this day, which became the beginning of a peaceful and happy life of the republic, for ten long and hard years. "We remember and do not have a right to forget the heroic feat of thousands of the best sons, true patriots of the Fatherland, led by the first President of the Chechen Republic, Hero of Russia Akhmat-Hadji Kadyrov, who sacrificed their lives for the sake of peace in our land. Effectively continuing the course started by Akhmad Kadyrov, you, dear Ramzan Akhmatovich have managed to clear the region from the international terrorists, who were spreading chaos and lawlessness in the country, for a very short time. You exactly achieved the cancellation of the CTO regime,’’ he said.
"Today the Chechen Republic ranks equally with the highly developed subjects of the Russian Federation due to your tireless work, aimed at the comprehensive development of all vital spheres, sectors and areas. Your active position of the statesman affects positively the preservation of the integrity of our country,’’ Daudov stressed.
According to Daudov, the Day of Peace symbolizes the triumph of good over evil, the national revival and consolidation of the society.
Recall that the First Chechen War was fought from 1994 to 1996, and the CTO regime was introduced in Chechnya from 1999 to 2009. The CTO regime was cancelled by the order of the President of the Russian Federation on April 16th 2009. This date became the Day of Peace and the holiday in the Republic by the decree of the head of the Chechen Republic.