A Space to Gaze from Hence to Thence: Chechens in Exile

  • Helen Krag


This chapter is an empirical exploration of Chechen exile as an unfolding space for political identities and activities. While the overall political situation in Chechnya, according to international media information, appears to be ever deteriorating, a Chechen exile has been forming in Europe and the United States since the mid-1990s. I will look at the formation of exile as a possibility for alternative policy making. A comparison of policies in the new Chechen exile with policies in the home country will hopefully enable me to evaluate the suitability of the concept of Alternative Space as a platform for an analysis of this exile. I will include the political ideas of leading persons in exile as well as changes in identity symbolism among them.


Host Country Home Country Political Identity Host Society Deputy Prime Minister 
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