The Ingush children’s dance ensemble, Sunzha, is looking for support. The group lost its state support after performing at a concert to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the independent news portal, Ingushetiya.Ru. The site’s owner, Magomed Yevloyev, then took over “custodianship” of the ensemble.
Magomed Yevloyev made it possible for Sunzha’s children to perform at various festivals throughout Russia, appear on Russia’s First Channel, and tour various countries in Europe. After Yevloyev was killed on 31 August 2008, Sunzha’s children found themselves again without support. The ensemble’s director, Umar Guliev, is now looking for new sponsors.