RUSSIA. Chechnya. Novi Atagi. September 1994. Chechen Independence Day celebrations. Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudayev (with a papakha) at a site commemorating the origins of the Chechen people, three months before the beginning of the First Chechen War. He was a prominent Chechen leader and the first president of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, of whom he unilaterally declared the sovereignty and independence from the Soviet Union in September 1991. He was killed in 1996 during the First Chechen War.

Photograph: Thomas Dworzak/Magnum Photos

As I said, here is the new Stellarmass species! The Anansi!

The Anansi share a planet with the Atagi, and are active traders and allies with them. Anansi in general are a very shy and curious species and tend to avoid conflict when they can. They never show their fangs unless scared or about to eat tasty bugs. Their bright colors show that they have a powerful venom. The dreadlock like ‘hair’ are actually sensory organs and the little feather like things on their abdomens can be used to signal things like danger or willingness to mate. They have 8 eyes but four of them are tiny and only sense light.

They are expert weavers and make some of the most beautiful and strongest cloth in the galaxy. They can also spin their silk into super strong rope or even into things like bandages and nets.

Where Atagi can live in the desert or jungle, Anansi are only found in the planet’s jungles.