Ahmed Ibragimov
Ethnicity Chechen
Born ca. 1956

October 1999
Mikenskaya, Russia

Cause of death Lynched
Attack information
Date October 8, 1999
Location(s) Mikenskaya, Russia
Target(s) Russians
Killed 34+
Weapon(s) Kalashnikov assault rifle

Ahmed Ibragimov (Russian: Ахмед Ибрагимов) was a Chechen who killed at least 34 Russian inhabitants of the Chechen village of Mikenskaya on October 8, 1999. The 43-year-old then escaped, but was captured two days later by Chechen rebels and handed over to relatives of his victims, who then handcuffed him to a pole and clubbed him to death with metal rods.


Ibragimov was a native of Mikenskaya, a village about 30 miles northwest of Grozny. He had a brother who was killed in the First Chechen War. During the privatization in the early 90s, he acquired some farm machinery and worked as a driver, and later on ran a small shop.[1] At one time, he was also the local postman.[2] At the time of the shooting, he was living in Chernokozovo.[3]

The shootingEdit

Ibragimov, who reportedly had already killed several members of a family named Allenov in the village Alpatovo a few days prior,[3] started his rampage after a battle between Chechen rebels and the Russian army in the area had ceased and people came out of their hiding places.[2] He first approached a group of people sitting on a bench, and after a little chat with them, he took out his gun and killed four of them. Drunken, he then went through the village and shot those whom he recognized as being Russians, leaving his victims lying in the streets, in yards, and in their homes, while sparing those who were Chechens. After taking a bike from one of his victims, he methodically drove to houses occupied by Russians, called out their inhabitants, and shot them.[4][5] Whenever he wounded his victims, he would kill them by shooting them again in the head.[1]

In less than an hour, Ibragimov killed at least 34 Russian inhabitants of the village, aged from 10 to 89 years. He fled when he ran out of ammunition, though two days later, he was captured by Chechen rebels and handed over to the village elders. Without going through a trial, he was handcuffed to a pole at the village square and beaten to death with iron rods by two brothers whose parents he had killed. Ibragimov's body was then left lying in the street, since the local mullahs forbade to bury him.[6][7][8]

The reason for the shooting apparently was the villagers' refusal to dig trenches,[9] and the killing of Chechens by the Russians. Ibragimov, according to one villager, stated that "Russians are killing Chechens, so now I am going to kill Russians."[10]

Various higher death tolls have been reported, ranging from 35 (34 Russians and a Meskhetian Turk),[11] and 39,[12] to up to 41.[10] It was also reported that he had shot 42 Russians and five Chechens.[3]


Among those killed were up to four members of the following families:[2]

  • Drobilov (Дробилов)
  • Radchenko (Радченко)
  • Fedosov (Федосов)
  • Pletnev (Плетнев)

Furthermore, the following persons were killed:[8]

  • Peter Atarshikov (Петр Атарщиков)
  • Zoya Filippovna Andriyenko (Зоя Филипповна Андриенко), teacher
  • Victor Kakezov (Виктор Какезов)
  • Mariya Ivanovna Maslova (Мария Ивановна Маслова)
  • Ekaterina Ivanovna Pyltsina (Екатерина Ивановна Пыльцина), village council secretary
  • Dmitri Radchenko (Дмитрий Радченко)
  • Mrs. Tatarenko
  • Mr. Tatarenko, son of Mrs. Tatarenko, older brother of Kolya
  • Kolya Tatarenko (Коля Татаренко), 10, son of Mrs. Tatarenko


On December 21, 1999 Chechen President Aslan Maskhadov was summoned by the North Caucasus branch of the General Prosecutor's Office to be questioned about the shooting and other atrocities that have occurred in Chechnya since 1991. Also the bodies of Ibragimov's victims were exhumed by Russian investigators, who were trying to examine the circumstances of the shooting.[13][14]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Прыганов, С.: Вторжение в Россию; Экспринт, 2003.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Военные будни "мирных" районов Чечни, Nezavisimaya Gazeta (October 12, 2001)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Преступления режима Дудаева - Масхадова., Rodina
  4. Chechen war leaves air of hatred, mistrust in village, Boston Globe (May 25, 2000)
  5. War Deepens Chechen-Russian Hate; Chechens Say War Genocide; Russians Say It's Deserved, The Seattle Times (December 22, 1999)
  6. В чеченcкой станице эксгумировали тела жителей, расстрелянных односельчанином, Lenta (October 17, 1999)
  7. Russian official says prosecution service being set up in Chechnya, Itar-Tass (December 30, 1999)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Теперь нас уже не пугают, а просто убивают, (November 19, 1999)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Chechen kills 41 villagers in revenge for Russian occupation, NTV (October 14, 1999)
  11. Защитите русских!, Rossiyskaya Gazeta (May 11, 2000)
  12. ЧЕЧЕНСКИЕ БУДНИ ВОЕННЫХ КОНТРРАЗВЕДЧИКОВ, Независимое военное обозрени (February 4, 2000)
  13. Chechen President Maskhadov summoned by prosecutor's office, Itar-Tass (December 21, 1999)
  14. Chechen leader asked to testify in murder case, Itar-Tass (December 21, 1999)

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