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Orlov's first trip to Chechnya was in 1994, before the First Chechen War, when he travelled with Sergey Kovalyov, who was then Russia's ombudsperson and head of the President's Human Rights Commission. President Boris Yeltsin had commissioned Kovalyov to observe the return of refugees who had ...
Infrastructure projects between Georgia and Chechnya have a long history, with many of the first projects emerging in the tumultuous 1990s, when the rebellious Russian republic had a quasi-independent status after its victory in the first Chechen war against Russia. The first projects focused on the Argun ...

Following the humiliating defeat in the First Chechen War (1994-1996) under Boris Yeltsin, Acting President Vladimir Putin made clear his intention to redouble efforts in Chechnya. The Second Chechen War began in earnest in December 1999 with a demonstration of Russian shock and awe by sieging the secessionist ...
Russia blamed Chechen militants, triggering the second Chechen War. Satter: Putin came forward as the savior of the country. He was put in charge of a war in Chechnya. The bombings were blamed on Chechens without any evidence whatsoever, and as a result of the successful prosecution of that war, ...
Markelov had publicly denounced the early release from prison of Colonel Yuri Budanov, sentenced to ten years for strangling a woman during the war in Chechnya. Budanov claimed she was a partisan sniper, but the court rejected his defense. Granting him freedom stoked controversy. Budanov in turn ...
Yesterday I went to Chechnya for the first time since the terrible war in 1999. It was my first time in Grozny, the capital, which has long been rebuilt and whose skyline now features modern high rises. Yesterday was also the 70th day that Oyub Titiev has spent in jail. Titiev is the Grozny director of Memorial, ...

Russia was mired in a war against Chechen militants and, in an election stunt less than a week before the 2000 vote, Putin climbed into the cockpit of an SU-27 fighter jet and flew it to the Chechen capital, Grozny. Meeting with members of his armed forces, he vowed to destroy the rebels. The tough-guy ...
But this does not change anything; now Berlin faces a group of Chechens, which is capable of taking control of many of its spheres. ... We are talking about a phenomenon that was manifested during the First Chechen War (1994-1996), when the members of the mafia could easily jump across the jihadist ...
The number of deaths resulting from armed conflict fell by 73 percent in Dagestan (Caucasian Knot, January 15), with a similar decrease in the number of conflict incidents ... The major increase in casualties in Chechnya suggests there is potential for greater violence in Ramzan Kadyrov's republic this year.
The bombings provided the rationale for a military campaign in Chechnya that coincided with Putin's first run for the presidency. Putin's war in Chechnya employed a scorched-earth policy that left thousands of dead Chechens. Human rights violations were exposed by Russian reporter Anna Politkovskaya.
This at least is what the Kremlin leadership decided a decade ago, after Putin had accommodated the American wish for an Uzbekistan base for its Afghan war only to find that President George W. Bush continued to criticise him for the brutal way he brought Chechnya to heel. From then onwards he ...
MOSCOW (AP) - Authorities in Russia's province of Chechnya say that at least three people have died in a helicopter crash in the North Caucasus mountains. .... for the first time since World War II a series of three fiercely anti-Semitic lampoons written between 1937 and 1941 by noted French writer Louis-Ferdinand Celine.
She was a Russian journalist, the daughter of two UN diplomats, who made an international reputation for reporting on abuse by Russian troops during the Second Chechen War. As a writer, Politkovskaya never attempted to hide her contempt for Mr Putin whom she accused of using the same thuggish ...
Fact and fiction mingled interchangeably: With a St. Petersburg journalist, he wrote a novel, Oath on the Koran: The Fate of a Chechen, a potboiler rife with shoot-outs and car chases, about a rebel caught up in the first Chechen war of the early 1990s. In our correspondence, Denisultanov described a ...
Politkovskaya was best known for her work exposing human rights abuses carried out by both Russians and Chechen separatists during the second Chechen war (1999-2009). This won her the enmity of protagonists on both sides of the conflict, including Vladimir Putin and his thuggish Chechen ally, ...
What it does means is that Putin has learned from the Chechen war and has not forgotten its lessons – which include both ruthlessness and cunning. For him, Assad's enemies today were Russia's enemies in Chechnya – in a few cases, the very same individuals – and, however much horror we express at ...
The topic of gays is only part of a large-scale information and psychological attack being carried out against Chechnya by organizations financed by the U.S. government and international organizations sponsored by Western intelligence agencies. In Chechnya, men have only one orientation, and its impact ...

One week prior to the anniversary, the Chechen parliament submitted to Russia's State Duma a draft bill criminalizing any deliberate effort "to distort the truth" about the history of World War II. Former Russian parliament speaker Ruslan Khasbulatov, who himself experienced the horrors of the 1944 ...
GROZNY, Russia — Every day, Belant Zulgayeva gets a knot in her throat watching her grandchildren play their violent games, what she calls their “little war.” They talk very little, but they run around, hide and, occasionally, slam one another to the ground with a disturbing ferocity. Ms. Zulgayeva is on the ...
In January 2000, some time after the start of Russia's Second Chechen War, the body of an executed man was found in the basement of a half-destroyed building in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. In the man's pocket, a passport was found in the name of Akhmed Magomedovich Tsebiyev, born 1935.
Each wore a t-shirt emblazoned with a picture of the dictator's father and supposed founder of modern (post-war) Chechnya, Akhmad Hadji Kadyrov. A handful of the Chechen escorts were fellow fighters from the Akhmat Fight Club—the MMA gym funded by Kadyrov himself as an extension of his own ...
Yet it was Yeltsin in late 1994 who first chose force to crush Chechnya's separatist movement, by launching a devastating war that entailed massive indiscriminate bombing of the capital city Grozny and smaller Chechen towns. Many thousands of civilians—Russian and Chechen alike—perished, and tens ...
Others include: Aleksandr Litvinenko, former official of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) and critic of Putin, poisoned to death with polonium in London in 2006; journalist Anna Politkovskaya, distinguished for her services on the war in Chechnya, gunned down in Moscow, also in ...
WASHINGTON — Syrian forces targeted veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin, killed in Syria 2012, and then celebrated after they learned their rockets had ... She covered conflicts in Chechnya, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, East Timor and Sri Lanka where she lost the sight in her left eye in a blast.
During the Second Chechen War, for example, the majority of female suicide bombers were driven by a sense of revenge, rather than a belief in the ideology of jihad (Komsomolskaya Pravda, October 22, 2003). The female Dagestani suicide bomber Diana Ramazanova, who blew herself up near the ...
It is almost seven years since unrest in Syria began and spiraled into a civil war that has killed perhaps 500,000 people and displaced millions more. ... Afghanistan, Algeria, Chechnya, Iraq, Lebanon Somalia, and Yemen are examples of other conflicts that have birthed new terrorist groups or allowed ...
Kadyrov, 41, was once Russia's enemy, fighting alongside his father, Akhmad Kadyrov, in the 1994-96 Chechen war for independence. When war broke out again in 1999, the Kadyrov clan switched allegiances and backed the newly elected Putin and the Russian forces. Kadyrov quashed other insurgent ...


 

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