Lord Judd sees striking change for the better in Chechnya
The former reporter on Chechnya at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Lord Judd, formerly bitterly critical of the Russian authorities for the situation in Chechnya, points out a striking change for the better in the Russian North Caucasus republic. He has recently visited the republic as part of the British Parliament’s delegation. In Grozny the delegates met the State University students and also visited a high school and a boarding school for orphaned children. The entire faculty and some 700 students welcomed the British delegation at Grozny University. Lord Judd said he had been at the university several years before, when the premises were in a terrible condition, with all students sitting in draughts. But now the situation has drastically changed for the better, he said. Baron Judd emphasized that this kind of change holds for all residents of the Chechen Republic.