Female chechen traditional dancers caught mid performance.
The odd one out is not only beautiful, but has piercing eyes that show no embarrass, no timidity, just a detached resolution.
Leading chechen traditional dancer offering himself to the camera after training.
Despite being so minute in person, and on stage, his pride borders on haughtiness, as if he could command the entire stage, and audience, by himself.
In a way, he epithomizes the chechen people: limited in numbers, but always ready to fight till the last drop of blood for their traditions and pride.