Her scheming came to an end when she was caught by Chechen police, along with the other two women, who now face charges of fraud, which carry a maximum sentence of six years in jail.
All women in Chechnya must wear headscarves in public schools and state buildings. Celebrities were among the first to conform, making the head cover a fashion statement. An online Telegraph poll has found 89 per cent of 4,416 voters think the women should not face charges “for ripping off terrorists.” Only 11 per cent think that “two wrongs don’t make a right.” On Twitter, the general sentiment in favour of the girls’ catfishing is even stronger.People are loving that ‘Isis got served’ and suggesting they deserve medals rather than criminal sanctions.After nearly two decades of conflict and the preceding 70 years of Soviet rule, during which religious participation was banned, modern-day Chechnya is going through an Islamic revival.
For young girls in the republic, ordinary acts can bring severe consequences.A photographer Diana Markosyan working in a Moscow agency in 2010 asked to be sent to Chechnya.Diana grew in Russia but studied in the USA, in 2010 she was only 20 years old but she was interested in the notorious region.Chechens are a Caucasian ethnic group in the North Caucasus region of Eastern Europe.The majority of Chechens (1,4 million) today live in Russia. Milana Bakhaeva / Милана Бахаева (born December 30, 1979), better known by the pen name Milana Terloeva, is a Chechen journalist and author of the 2006 French bestseller "Danser sur les ruines — Une jeunesse tchétchène"."Coming here for a week is pretty much different from staying here forever". After the USSR collapse Chechnya went through Islamization processes.