Kadyrov opens first concentration camp for gays since Hitler’s times

Authorities crackdown on a gay demonstration in Russia, 2011 (Image: newreportage.ru)

Authorities crackdown on a gay demonstration in Russia, 2011 (Image: newreportage.ru) 

Analysis & Opinion, Russia

Chechen head Ramzan Kadyrov has not only sponsored direct attacks on members of the LGBT community in his republic but has adopted a plan for “the final solution of gay issue” and opened the first concentration camp in the world for sexual minorities since Hitler did so in the 1930s, according to a Novaya gazeta investigation.

The goal of this effort, the paper’s Elena Milashina and Irina Gordiyenko say, is “the complete cleansing of Chechnya from men of non-traditional sexual orientation.” The authorities have set up several internment camps where inmates are killed or forced to promise to leave the republic.

One of those who fled told Milashina and Gordiyenko that before being incarcerated in one of these camps, he had been forced to pay bribes to Chechen police of thousands of rubles every month in order to survive. Now, the regime has taken another step against gays by creating these camps, this survivor says.

The location of a known concentration camps in the former military headquarters in Argun at 996 Kadyrov Street (Image: novayagazeta.ru)

The location of a known concentration camps in the former military headquarters in Argun at 996 Kadyrov Street (Image: novayagazeta.ru)

Another former inmate said that he and others incarcerated in “the secret jail” were beaten to force them to name other members of the gay community. The address of at least one of these concentration camps is known: it is in the former military headquarters in Argun at 996 Kadyrov Street, symbolic in its way.

Novaya gazeta and a few other Russian outlets last week reported about repressions against gays in Chechnya, but the Kadyrov regime denied all accusations. It even claimed that “if there were homosexuals in Chechnya,” the authorities wouldn’t need to deal with them because their relatives would.


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  • Dirk Smith
  • Alex George

    Quite ironic, given Putin’s known liking for little boys.

    As we saw during the Third Reich, many of those involved in the final solution against gays were themselves homosexual. This is just Kadyrov trying to find a scapegoat to distract from his regime’ repression.

    • Andrew Chmile

      “Alex George” with the HIDDEN POSTING PROFILE — is a COWARDLY RUSKI ***MOLE*** & himself a faqqot!

      Like many Ruski MOLE-TROLLS ARE….

      • Alex George

        Ah yes, reliable Andy the putin troll. Always seeking to bring down friends of Ukraine and spread dissension.

        You don’t like it when I point out putin’s pederasty, or criticise Kadyrov, do you?

    • veth

      Putler will soon visit the camp, I geuss……………

  • Scradje

    No wonder fuehrer putler rates this degenerate so highly; he’s a full on naзi.

  • veth

    Sounds Kadyrov is gay

    • Andrew Chmile

      and a faqqot too!

      • jamessavik

        Most certainly a bastard

  • zorbatheturk

    First they came for the gays….

  • Vlad Pufagtinenko

    Russians are vermin

  • christina dobbs

    Has anyone commenting here ever watched a documentary on what they did to those men in the Gay Camps? Nothing to joke about…I had nightmares for days & can not get those images out of my head.

    • overactive-bladder

      please link to that? i hate mysekf and would like to watch. these poor men… disgusting mentality from the punishers.

      • christina dobbs

        Ok, give me a little time to find links because it has been a while since I have seen those movies/documentaries….

  • Stuart McDonald

    Only under Nazi Putin’s orders, or at least his explicit permission beforehand. Chechnya gone Nazi means Putin and the whole of Russia have gone Nazi. And Putin owns Trump. If it looks like Trump and his administration oppose this, they don’t; just more Kabuki Theater.

  • Rascalndear

    Your share link has not been working properly. A window flashes and disappears before anything can be done.

  • Andy Dunn

    The first time I heard about this, the claims about “disappearings” were blown off as overreactions or people exaggerating about short jail terms. Isn’t that what happened the last time?

    • Alex George

      Yes, exactly

  • Hard Little Machine

    The UN is on it! Jews shall be blamed!

  • Daniel Ortega

    Repressing sexual freedoms and orientation will make for some hateful perversions like concentration camps.

  • gerardjr

    So lesbians and Raping Priest are ok?

    • Alex George

      No, we oppose putin doing that too

      • gerardjr

        ME TOO. I WAS JUST WONDERING WHY LESBIANS AND PRIEST WEREN’T MENTIONED..

  • shayneo

    Shameful.

  • Ed Jaczk

    I see the “religion of peace” is spreading its pacifism once again.

  • XaurreauX

    Kadyrov and Putin are both disgusting little worms.

  • Марфа Васильевна

    Lies. In Russia, there are no camps for people from the LGBT community because such treatment of people is contrary to the constitution of the Russian Federation and is a violation of the law.

  • Марфа Васильевна

    It is better to tell about fascism in Ukraine.