Tradition and modernity in Chechnya: high fashion, celebrity parties & Sharia law
Russia’s Republic of Chechnya has undergone a revival after two military conflicts in its post-Soviet history.
There are neither ruined houses nor the sounds of gunfire anymore. Today, the capital city Grozny hosts international celebrities and fashion shows, but it keeps it all in line with Sharia law and local customs.
RTD travels to the land of contrasts to meet Chechen people and see how they juggle tradition and modernity. A Quranic school student, Supreme Mufti, fashionistas, and ordinary people speak of the unique Chechen culture and how it’s woven into all aspects of everyday life.