The CHECHEN ARCHIVE collects, preserves, catalogues and gives access to video,
photo and audio materials documenting the wars and related human rights violations
in the Chechen Republic.
The Chechen Archive is a step towards memory, truth and justice.
The Chechen Archive is a non-proﬁt organisation with the following goals:
- To provide the Chechen people with these materials in order to contribute to a process
of dealing with the past and preserve a testimony of historical events in the Chechen Republic.
- To facilitate access to and the usage of these materials for educational, research and legal
purposes, as well as the media, specialists and interested individuals or organisations
for other use (books, ﬁlms, articles, reports, exhibitions, personal and family history and so forth).
- To collect and manage the audio, photo and video records of the first and second
Chechen wars, violations of human rights and historical events in the Chechen Republic
for long-term preservation.
The Chechen Archive documents the war in the Chechen Republic since 1994.
The Chechen Archive works for peace and justice, preserving historical testimony for the
The Chechen Archive collects, preserves and analyses the video, photo and sound materials and
creates an electronic database with this information. The database is open for research.
The Chechen Archive is open to all those wishing to work together within the framework of our
The Chechen Archive was funded by the
Society for Threatened Peoples Switzerland,
Echo of War,
Peace Women across the Globe and
Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières),
supported by international foundations and donor agencies such as the
Pro Victimis Foundation and
the Swiss Association for the Preservation of the Audiovisual Cultural
Heritage of Switzerland, Memoriav.