• Short film “Neither Living Nor Dead” won the Best Short Animation award at the Montreal

    The  animated short film “Neither Living Nor Dead” produced by the Memory project and animator Sofia Voznaya recently won the Best Short Animation award at the Montreal Women’s Film Festival. This is a prominent festival aimed at displaying the works of women in the film industry. The Montreal Women’s Film Festival, held bi-annually on March…

  • “Never Healing Wound”

    “Never Healing Wound”

    Версия на русском языке Memory Project is publishing a report by Zorgan Bachayeva “Never Healing Wound”: Long-Term Consequences of Enforced Disappearances for the Families of Missing People in Chechnya. “I think he is alive; he is just being held somewhere in the North in prison, but he will come back” — it was said by…

  • About us

    The Memory Project is a team of legal practitioners and researchers committed to preserving the memory of grave human rights violation that occurred in the North Caucasus during the armed conflicts spanning from 1994 to 2009. In our work, we draw upon open data from human rights organizations, conduct independent research, and work with firsthand…

  • Neither Living Nor Dead

    Neither Living Nor Dead

    Версия на русском языке The animated short film “Neither Living Nor Dead” delves into the issue of enforced disappearances in Chechnya. According to human rights groups, between 3,000 and 5,000 people went missing during the armed conflict (1994-2009), usually after detention by the Russian state agents. Drawing on in-depth interviews conducted by the Memory Project…