Russia Cracks Down On North Caucasus Wedding Gunfire

Russia Cracks Down On North Caucasus Wedding Gunfire

Putin’s celebration wants to ban weapon salutes at old-fashioned North Caucasus nuptials, where stray wedding bullets are causing mayhem. ?

Anna Nemtsova

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A caravan of automobiles with tinted windows and ribbons that are streaming across the highway. Drum music accompanies the proud procession; gun-shot salutes ring down, calling neighbors to become listed on the event that is happy. Visitors gather outside within the courtyards of apartment structures to clap, fire down more firearms, and cheer. Partners perform the Lezginka, the dance that is traditional of area.

This will be an average scene for a marriage into the North Caucasus, as well as for a long time, one hardly ever seen outside of the remote, mountainous land. But as Muslims through the area have flooded into main Russia, they’ve brought them—and the nuptials to their traditions are causing a general public uproar into the country’s major cities, where residents are terrified of being hurt by stray wedding bullets.

A Ferrari, a Mercedes, and a Porsche—that had been winding its way across the capital towards the Kremlin, firing off guns and blasting music as it passed on September 30, Moscow police stopped an unruly wedding caravan of nine luxury vehicles—including several BMWs. Fifteen males clad in wedding finery, mostly from the Dagestan Republic, were detained. The marriage wagon it self ended up being stopped by authorities on Mokhovaya Street, a stone’s throw from Red Square, immediately after one of many visitors had trained their weapon filled up with rubber bullets on moving cars (in Dagestani tradition, it’s taboo to transit in the front of a marriage wagon). Continue reading “Russia Cracks Down On North Caucasus Wedding Gunfire”