Articles by Veronika Varteresyan



Grozny

Not long ago, Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, was called "the most devastated city on Earth." The city was ravaged by two wars in the 1990s to early 2000s. The Associated Press image of a Russian soldier lighting a cigarette from a pile of burning trash in the middle of a heavily damaged street became an internationally recognized icon for the shattered city.