NSFW! NSFL! This video is extremely gruesome and those are bothered by such material should not watch this under any circumstances. If you think you can handle it, go ahead and watch it, but don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Regular readers, you probably don’t want to download this file or view this video at all, but if you think you can handle it, be my guest, but don’t back complaining to me afterwards.
This is a post that I saved from my banned WordPress site, and I have been getting a huge number of hits on it on this new site (far more hits than any other post), so I figured it was worth a repost gruesome as it is.
There are always a few sick fucks like me on this site for some disturbing reason, so maybe some of the readers might wish to see it. The earlier post from Wordpress dated February 20, 2009 (I can’t believe I wrote that 10 years ago!) has a lot of nice comments on the video that you might want to check out. Turns out the story below is much of a mystery than we think.
As far as the video itself, it is not in this post because I can’t figure out how to download it onto my drive. I can save it as a webpage in which the video plays, and I can save the video itself as a webpage, but then when I load it as a webpage, it shows only a video in the page, but it doesn’t play. I am not able to extract the .wmv file which I would need to put it up on this site. So for now you will have to go to my sicko old page to view this video.
This post has been translated into Italian. Italian version (traduzione in italiano). French version (en Frances).
Chechclear is one of the most horrible videos ever made available on the Web. It involves the execution of a Russian soldier during the Chechen War.
There is a lot of controversy about it.
Chechens say he was a mercenary, and that is why he was killed. It took place in 1996 in Chechnya.
Here is the typical account of this video that could be called the official history. However, even the official story has serious problems, so at the moment, the man in the video probably still cannot be identified.
The official story of this video:
The best information from many former Russian soldiers on forums is that the man executed was a a Russian contract soldier named Alexei Shcherbatykh. He was a contract soldier, not a mercenary, meaning he continued his service after conscription.
He was picked up with other soldiers you see in the the video that proceeds Chechclear (see below). They went into town to pick up vodka. It was a bad mistake, as you can see what happened to them.
Some say that the man being beheaded is Yevgeny Rodionov, age 19. However, this is incorrect. Rodionov was captured at age 18 and beheaded at age 19, but his beheading was not captured on film.
Another story from 2ch.ru is that it is possible that it is not Alexei in the video and that the person in the video was not a soldier but a civilian hostage named Yuri who was killed to make a point to the other hostages.
Some think that the man’s throat was cut by Khattab, the famous Saudi jihadi who fought with the Chechens until he was killed by a poison letter.
The chechclear execution is one of three carried out that day by Temirbulatov’s men. His men captured the four contract soldiers outside the town of Komsomolskoye on April 12, 1996.
There is an old videotape of very poor quality that is still available but very hard to find that shows Temirbulatov questioning the four men. Then he and his accomplices shoot two of men, each in turn; then someone saws the third man’s head off and throws him into a freshly-dug grave. It is not known what happened to the fourth man.
However, this tape is not a part of chechclear.wmv.
According to Movldy Khasanov, an arrested Chechen rebel and member of the same Temirbulatov gang, the beheader was actually a man named Daddy or Batya in Chechen. Batya was reportedly killed in a Russian mortar attack one month later. However, Khasanov may be lying to cover up for his boss who was arrested for the crime the year before.
This video was purchased by Russian media in 1999. Channel 2 is the only station that played the media in the full version. They played this video to make Chechens appear to be brutal maniacs and drum up support for the Chechen War. Many Russians actually watched this video on Russian TV.
Temirbulatov was arrested on March 20, 2000 and charged with murder for this execution and with three counts of murder for the executions of three Russian contract soldiers. He was indicted on February 15, 2001. One of the videos used to convict him was chechclear. He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. There are rumors that he was killed in prison by Russian Orthodox prisoners who beheaded him as revenge for his crimes, but there is no confirmation of that.
There is supposedly a much longer 5-minute unedited version of chechclear that is much worse in which the captors of the man in the video beat and humiliate him for several minutes before beheading him. But this video is either almost or completely impossible to find anymore.
There is also supposedly yet another version of chechclear that shows Temirbulatov kneeling on the victim’s back, then beheading him and holding the severed head up in the air while laughing. This one is also almost or completely impossible to find anymore.