Civil activist Daria Kornilova published in her blog alarming information that a tank training ground is planned to be created on the territory of the Sunzhensky District in Ingushetia. The author drew attention to the fact that the territory of Ingushetia is the smallest of all the national entities that make up the Russian Federation, and at the same time, the population density in the republic is the largest in Russia, except for cities of federal significance.
The Ingush public is worried about the plans to build a test site, moreover, there is no shortage of military facilities in this region, to put it mildly. On May 10, the Council of Teips of Ingushetia sent an appeal to the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Shoigu with a request to reconsider this decision.
Kornilov, to convince his position, publishes photographs of the place where it is planned to create a landfill, listing what will be destroyed as a result: unique nature, archaeological sites, pastures for livestock, arable land. In addition, in this territory, residents of the republic, not the richest in Russia, traditionally collect wild garlic, and for many this is the only source of income. Not to mention what the destruction of pastures threatens the inhabitants of the surrounding villages.
The author also draws attention to the oil wells with a high content of hydrogen sulfide, which were suspended in the 1930s, the damage of which will inevitably lead to an environmental disaster in all nearby regions, including Chechnya and even Georgia.
And there is no need to talk about the destruction of ancient cemeteries and the destruction of the still rich local fauna, including bears, wild boars, roe deer and wolves.
The author suggests that the readiness of the Ingush leadership to donate this land for the benefit of the armored forces also has a financial component, since both the former heads of Ingushetia and the current one showed interest in the construction of the test site with enviable persistence.
The inevitable question arises: is there really not a single piece of waste abandoned land in the largest country in the world in order to practice war games?