from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A region of southwest Russia in the northern Caucasus bordering on Georgia. Conquered by Russia in the 19th century, it later formed part of the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. Chechnya declared its independence from the USSR in 1991. Russian troops invaded in late 1994, and fighting stopped in 1996 with the withdrawal of Russian troops, but it resumed in 1999.
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- proper n. A federal subject of Russia located in the Northern Caucasus mountains.
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- n. an autonomous republic in southwestern Russia in the northern Caucasus Mountains bordering on Georgia; declared independence from the USSR in 1991 but Russian troops invaded and continue to prosecute a relentless military campaign in the largely Muslim republic
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AKHMED KADYROV, RUSSIAN APPOINTED ADMINISTRATOR OF CHECHNYA (through translator): I am a 100 percent sure that the president wants to bring order and peace to Chechnya all the same, to people that are still at war.
They also argue that Russian conduct in Chechnya is harming U.S. interests in the broader fight against al-Qaeda, which I think is correct, but which relies on a basically realist assessment of the al-Qaeda issue.
Putin’s war in Chechnya is an example of ruthless anti-guerrilla tactics.
If Obama is such a great leader how come he couldn't fix the corrupt state of illinois and the deal with Russia they help build Iran nuclear plants they continue to get away with war crimes in Chechnya and are trying to create another conflict with Georgia the United States and Russian will bump heads again in the future
Sufis are central to the ability of Muslim communities to survive savage persecutions — in Chechnya, in Kosovo — and then launch devastating insurgencies.
According to the New York Times, Russian officials suspect that the bombing near the offices of the successor to the Soviet-era K. G.B “was intended as a message to the security services, which have helped lead the crackdown on Islamic extremism in Chechnya and other parts of the Caucasus region in southern Russia.”
The twice-weekly paper continues to report on themes the Kremlin-controlled media prefer to ignore - corruption; human rights abuses in Chechnya and the neighbouring republics of Ingushetia and Dagestan and the sinister activities of the FSB, Russia's post-KGB spy agency.
And, David, what exactly did happen down there in Chechnya?
Insurgents in Chechnya broke into the parliament, set off an explosive and engaged in a deadly gun battle with guards.
Happens all the time; most recently in Chechnya, for example, and Kosovo.