In Karachay-Cherkessia, Russia, women have blocked the bridge over the river, demanding information about their sons and brothers, who fight in the war in Ukraine and stopped communicating. This was announced today in the public movement "Free Idel-Ural", which was created to restore the sovereignty of the indigenous peoples of the North Caucasus.
“On 20 March six women blocked a carriageway on the bridge over the Khusa River in the village of Zelenchuk, KCHR. The women stopped the traffic in protest," the statement said.
Police have detained protesters. Administrative reports were drawn up against all women under the article on violation of the rules of the rally.
ASTRA telegram channel names the detainees during the protest: 29-year-old Aishat Kipkeeva, 29-year-old Albina Gochiyaeva, 55-year-old Asiyat Gochiyaeva, 61-year-old Patiya Baichorova, 35-year-old Fatima Kipkeeva, and 30-year-old Liya. Other details are unknown.
The Karachay-Cherkessia Republic is a subject of the Russian Federation, part of the North Caucasus Federal District. Formed in January 1922. The capital is Cherkessk.
It borders the Krasnodar Kray in the west, the Stavropol Kray in the north, Kabardino-Balkaria in the east, and Georgia in the south along the Main Caucasus Range. In 1918, Karachay-Cherkessia was part of the Kuban Soviet Republic.
Karachay-Cherkessia is a multinational republic with more than 80 nationalities. The majority are karachays (41%) and russians (31.6%).