My new favourite village – KHOI (Хой)

I love the village of Хой. It has the best ruins and tonnes of petroglyphs.

There are 7 combat towers here and there used to be 350 homes in this village. It was built in the 9th century. There are petroglyphs everywhere.

Ruslan is Inguish – and this petroglyph of a solar symbol is on the flag of Ingushetia. Cool stuff!!


I found this structure underground completely in tact. I love the architecture in Chechnya. Before I moved here I had no clue that the signal system existed and there were so many ancient ruins.

There is a Koran in the village that is more than 100 years old. When the Chechens were deported in 1944 the Koran was taken to Dagestan. It was returned to the village of Khoi in 1982.

At the end of the day, we had a picnic at Lake Kazenoi AM because it is only 3 km from Khoi.