Daimohk Dance Group
The children of Daimohk show a very human face of the Chechens.
This helps to deconstruct the stereotype of fighters or bandits
that remains in the minds of many Russians.
Similarly, the friendship between Chechen and Russian children
and accompanying adults at such events helps to bring out
the humanity and warmth on both sides.
It is vital for everyone in Russia that such reconciliation
occurs if the country is to overcome the hatred
and fear that remains following
the Chechen wars.
DAGGER † DRAWN