NALCHIK, November 6 — RIA Novosti. The head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov instructed the regional authorities to be engaged in arrangement of cemeteries in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, which are buried Ingush who died during the deportation, the press service of the head of the Republic.
By Stalin on 23 February 1944 the Ingush and Chechen peoples were deported to Central Asia and Siberia, and the Chechen-Ingush autonomy was abolished. Two people held in exile for 13 years and have started to return home after 9 January 1957, when the decree of Nikita Khrushchev, their autonomy was restored and restrictions on the movement of “special migrants” has been removed. According to historians, almost half of the deported Ingush died on the way to exile, and on the spot settlement.
Sunday Yevkurov held a meeting at which his assistant-Advisor on religious Affairs Magomed-Haji Albogachiev announced that more than 30 cemeteries in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, where the deportation was buried Ingush, in need of improvement. He suggested that a buried native returned to the Caucasus and the graves no one to care.
“Yevkurov instructed to prepare estimate, to determine the persons and companies that will be engaged in reconstruction and improvement of cemeteries. Work will begin in spring and will be timed to the 25th anniversary since the formation of the Republic of Ingushetia”, — stated in the message.
The Governor also said that this is a charity project and will be implemented on extrabudgetary funds.