from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital of Chechnya in southwest Russia. In the center of a rich oil-producing area, it was a major objective of German forces during World War II. As a result of fighting (1994-1995) between Russian troops and Chechen secessionists, the city was largely destroyed. The city's population in 1993 was 117,800.
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- proper n. The capital city of Chechnya, Russia.
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- n. the capital of Chechnya in southwestern Russia; center of extensive oil fields
Musa Sadulayev/Associated Press GRUESOME SCENE: Special forces combed the scene of a bomb blast at Chechnya's parliament Tuesday in Grozny, Russia, after militants carried out a brazen suicide raid that left six people dead and 17 wounded.
All of them seemed to have survived at least one very close encounter with death (one paused half a minute to eat a walnut and thus avoided getting blown to bits by a rocket that killed two soldiers in Grozny) and most of them had been wounded.
Guys who fought in Grozny [Chechnya], in Afghanistan, guys who aren't all that interested in giving up.
Actually, two of them at the government building in Grozny, which is the capital of Chechnya.
If Russian soldiers abduct and murder a Chechen in Grozny, that is not counted as terrorism, if Chechens do the same in Moscow, it is.
The chairman of the Grozny City Council, Vitaly Kutsenko, was either thrown out of a window to his death or fell while trying to escape, depending on whose account one believes.
Why Grozny was such a target is not entirely clear since it was still controlled by Maskhadov, who even the Russians agreed had not been organizing terrorist attacks or cross-border incursions.
From 1816, General Aleksey Yermolov set out to subjugate the mountain peoples, building forts south of the Terek and founding the fortress city of Grozny “Menacing”.
They rounded up the inhabitants at gunpoint, herded them into American Studebaker trucks supplied under the lend-lease program, and drove them to the Grozny railway station, where they were packed into cattle wagons.
By February 2000, the federal troops had taken Grozny, and a month later they had occupied all the main towns, forcing the defenders into the mountains.
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