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“If we go back, we’ll be killed there”

The number of Russian asylum seekers in Europe increased at the same time as the spike in refugees from Syria and the wider Middle East. The most of them are from Chechnya. Chechens started to flee to Europe after the beginning of Chechen war at the end of the 1990s and have already established strong communities in Europe. However, they continue to flee 16 years after the end of the war but now they are turned away. And most often, the only one thing that is waiting for them at home is death.