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  Chechnya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bordering Stavropol Krai to the northwest, the republic of Dagestan to the northeast and east, Georgia to the south, and the republics of Ingushetia and North Ossetia to the west, it is located in the Northern Caucasus mountains, in the Southern Federal District.
Chechen officials claim that between 1994 and 2004 over 200,000 people were killed in Chechnya, including more than 20,000 children,[1] and further that ethnic Chechens comprise only one quarter of this number [2].
Ethnic Chechens predominate, with 98% of the population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chechnya   (4309 words)

 The Ingush People
The land inside the Terek bend, from the mountaintops to the plains, and extending eastward nearly to the Andi Kojsu and Sulak, was inhabited by Chechen and Ingush prior to the Russian conquest of the Caucasus.
The clans of the Chechen and the Ingush, the ties of those clans to their own land, and the biological ancestry of those clans on that land, are patterns that almost certainly go back for many millennia and are affected little if at all by shifts of language.
Chechen and Ingush are so close to each other that with some practice a speaker of one has fair comprehension of the other, and where the two languages are in contact they are used together: a Chechen addresses an Ingush in Chechen, the Ingush replies in Ingush, and communication proceeds more or less smoothly.
ingush.berkeley.edu:7012 /ingush_people.html   (3730 words)

 Chechen people
The Chechen people are mainly inhabitants of Chechnya, which is internationally recognized as part of Russia.
Two wars were fought in the 1990s and 2000s over Chechen attempts to secede from the federation.
The predominant religion amongst the Chechen people is Sunni Islam.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/chechen_people.html   (148 words)

 Chechen Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed protest to PACE :. News :. THE CHECHEN TIMES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
To say the least of it we are perplexed by the intention of the project organizers to present the legal Government and President of the Chechen Republic Ichkeria as a group of deputies of the Parliament of Chechen Republic Ichkeria, who had to give up their mandates for betrayal of the Chechen people’s interests.
According to the information of the leadership of the Chechen Republic obtained from the reliable sources, former Vice President of the Chechen Republic Ichkeria Vakha Arsanov is appointed the head of the Delegation representing the Chechen Armed Resistance at the «round table» session.
Andreas Gross in particular, in all stratagems of imitation of representation of the Chechen Resistance at the «round table» is demonstration of immorality of approaches of a number of the so-called international democratic institutions to the horrifying tragedy of the Chechen people.
www.chechentimes.org /en/news?id=26421   (485 words)

 Crisis in Chechnya - Global Issues
Recognized as a distinct people since the 17th century, Chechens were active opponents of the Russian conquest of the Caucasus during the period 1818-1917.
The mass deportation of Chechen people, among others, is estimated in the range of 400,000 to 800,000 with perhaps 100,000 or more of these people dying due to the extreme conditions.
Chechens were blamed for the attacks, though it was never proven.
www.globalissues.org /Geopolitics/Chechnya.asp   (3556 words)

 The Chechen Nation: A Portrait of Ethnical Features
Freedom for the Chechen people is not only the philosophy of their existence, which is very natural for most nations, but it is exactly this concept that expresses many norms and traditions of the Chechen existence and their way of life.
The Chechen elders told that this sabre, together with other presents and many Chechen relics were saved up until February, 1944, when the Chechen people were robbed of all their possessions during deportation; the main part of the Chechen treasures were taken to Moscow.
Chechen society is organized according to the principles of freedom and equality; it is consolidated into a strong nation with the help of ‘taip’ structure.
www.truth-and-justice.info /chechnat.html   (6558 words)

 Encyclopedia: Chechnya
Chechen Republic flag since 2004 The flag of Chechnya is a rectangle with sides in the ratio 2:3, the same ratio as the flag of the Russian Federation.
Grozny (Russian:) is the capital of the Chechen Republic in Russia.
Anthem of Chechen Republic is the national anthem of the Chechen Republic in the Russian Federation.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Chechnya   (1195 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » President Putin: People of Chechnya vote for peace
The results of the Chechen referendum and the high turnout prove that "the Chechen people approve of the policy the Russian leadership pursues in respect of the republic's problems," Vladimir Zorin, Russia's National Policy Minister, announced on Monday.
Chechen mufti Akhmad-khadzhi Shamayev thinks the constitutional referendum which took place in Chechnya marked the beginning of a new stage in the history of the Chechen people.
The Chechens who wanted to take part in the vote were taken to the Chechen territory adjacent to the border, according to an officer on duty at the Khasavyurt police station.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/1d1469c0a7e13f17c1256cf3004c2e94   (1931 words)

 Chechen people: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Two wars were fought between 1994-1996 and between 1999-2000 and are known as the First Chechen War and the Second Chechen War respectively.
The main languages of the Chechen people include Chechen (A northern Caucasian language spoken by the Chechen people) and Russian (A native or inhabitant of Russia).
The predominant religion amongst the Chechen people is Sunni Islam (additional info and facts about Sunni Islam).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/chechen_people.htm   (66 words)

 IRC | IRC Culture and Training Center: Chechen IDPs Embrace Their Culture
The Ingush people themselves, who are ethnically and culturally the closest relatives of the Chechens, number only about 350,000, so despite their close relations with the Ingush, Ingush hospitality can only be considered as gigantic.
Chechen children delighted the audience with dancing and singing, and an actress from the Chechen National Theatre staged a solo dramatic performance about the war that had many in the audience weeping into handkerchiefs.
Chechen people and communities are apprehensive of current threats to their children, their identities and prospects, and many profoundly fear for their own survival, both individually and as a distinct culture and people.
www.theirc.org /index.cfm/wwwID/1258   (917 words)

 Chechen Republic - History - THE CHECHENS AND THE INGUSH
It is well known that the Bolsheviks considered the struggle of oppressed peoples for their national liberation and independence as justifiable when it took place before the establishment of the Soviet regime.
In 1785, Mansur Ushurma, a Chechen from Aldy, assumed the title of imam of all the Caucasian Mountaineers, a move which effectively united all the tribes of the North Caucasus: the Chechens, the Ingush, the Daghestanis, the Ossetians, the Cherkess and the Kabardians.
It is important to stress two characteristics of the social development of the Chechen-Ingush people which contributed to the intense conflict between the forces of the conquerors and the conquered.
chechen.8m.com /history/avtorh.html   (2925 words)

 BBC NEWS | Have Your Say | Chechnya forum: Ask a panel
People are receiving compensation for lost property, but in 99% of cases they have to bribe corrupt officials to get their money.
People have been driven to such a state of despair, that they don't care who wins.
Look at the Chechen issue from the point of view of ordinary residents of Chechnya, not from the point of view of the Kremlin or Chechen administration.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/talking_point/4078049.stm   (2363 words)

 Pravda.RU:Chechen political and business figures call to accelerate constitutional process in republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
A number of Chechen political, religious and business figures addressed the people of Chechnya, stating the importance of accelerating the constitutional process in the republic.
"We, as well as the whole people of the Chechen Republic, are going through the troubles and privations that fell to the lot of the long-suffering Chechen soil," reads the document whose text RIA Novosti received on Friday.
"We hope to be heard by the proud sons and daughters of the Chechen people," the document stresses.
english.pravda.ru /region/2002/11/09/39288_.html   (333 words)

The Chechen Republic is the legal successor to the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic restored by the Decree of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet dated January 9, 1957.
Relief sent by the federal Centre to the Chechen population (including funds for paying pensions and social allowances) was never received by those for whom it was intended, landing instead in the hands of the militants' leaders.
The Chechen authorities tried to make people believe that this situation was the result of the blockade on the part of Russia.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/news/1999/10/991110-chechen-ru1.htm   (1009 words)

The people are unaware that the Chechen Government's embracement of Islam is perpetuating the conflict and creating more identity boundries between the Chechens and their neighbors.
The main religion of the Chechen people, which has recently been utilized by the Chechen government as a basis for their action toward sovereignty, is Islam.
Much of the fear the Soviets had of the Chechens was based on a false perception of the Chechen people; the Soviets believed that the Chechens were closely associated with Wahhabism, a fundamentalist sect of Islam.
www.unc.edu /~tgillan/Identity.html   (1495 words)

 Power of Goodness Project - Introduction to the Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
To ease the pain in the hearts to Chechen children, and to set their minds free from thoughts that weigh them down… this is surely is a task that calls for help from the entire human race.
Nowadays the land and people of Chechnya are one and the same; and it is children – the children most of all – who yearn for generosity, human kindness, and the opportunity for creative work.
Finally – the publication of this book reminds us that the Chechen people have not been left all alone with their suffering: in many a corner of our planet there are those who still think of them.
www.quaker.org /russia/power_of_goodness.html   (1980 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Senior Chechen envoy held   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
He is suspected by Russia of being involved in last week's siege by Chechen rebels of a theatre in Moscow, and of participating in other "terrorist acts" between 1996 and 1999.
About 50 Chechen gunmen and women held 800 people hostage for three days until the theatre was stormed by Russian special forces - an operation that left more than 100 hostages and about 50 hostage-takers dead.
"The Chechen people are being eliminated by Russian forces and you are the commander in chief," the letter said.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/2374651.stm   (709 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Chechen leader: Basayev will be tried   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Chechen leader Aslan Maskhadov has said that Shamil Basayev would be put on trial for masterminding the hostage siege in Beslan once fighting stops.
Moscow says that life in the war-shattered republic is returning to normal, but fighting claims daily casualties on both sides and a series of recent terror attacks by Chechen fighters in Russia proper have killed more than 400 people.
On Friday pro-Russian forces killed at least five Chechens in fighting at Alleroy in the east of the war-torn republic, Russian media quoted Chechen Deputy Prime Minister Ramzan Kadyrov as saying.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/ED9DD499-C899-4F0E-91A9-81192FA576E0.htm   (555 words)

 Chechen Women Fighters ready to die in Moscow Theatre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
"The only possible way to save the lives of more than a thousand people is the curtailment of the carnage of Chechen people, the end to war and withdrawal of invaders from the territory of the independent Chechen state," he said.
Meanwhile, Chechen refugees living in Baku, Azerbaijan, organized Thursday a massive demonstration to support the demands of Chechen independence fighters to stop war immediately and to withdraw Russian invaders from Chechnya, sources told Kavkaz Center.
Putin has repeatedly refused to negotiate with Chechen fighters, with the exception of a single and inconclusive round of preliminary talks between his envoy for southern Russia and an aide to Chechen President Aslan Maskhadov in Moscow last November.
www.jamiat.org.za /news/spring/oct25a.html   (1121 words)

 Public Reactions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Communist rationale was that the Chechen people collaborated with the German Army against the Soviet Union and the truth of the matter is that the Chechen People didn't even have the chance to collaborate with the Germans because the German army never reached Chechenia.
The reason is that the Chechen people revolted repeatedly from 1918 to 1944 demanding their freedom.
The Chechen quest from the Czarist time has been always to be free and independent in their homeland.
www.fatherryan.org /holocaust/russian/public.htm   (449 words)

 Chechen Mufti Akhmad Khadzhi Shamayev: Chechens Should Unite - PRAVDA.Ru
As the Chechen Mufti, I declare that the elections in Chechnya were legitimate.
Those men who pulled out of the presidential race were respected people in Chechnya, respected for the assistance they give to the Chechen people.
But the majority of Chechens, as well as the candidates, realise how difficult the current situation is, and only few can rectify it and assume the responsibility for the fate of Chechnya.
english.pravda.ru /accidents/21/93/374/11101_chechnya.html   (735 words)

 Pravda.RU Vladimir Putin congratulates Kadirov’s administration and Chechen people on New Year
In Nozhay-Urtovsky area of Chechnya in the course of special operation one of Chechen commanders, militants’ instructor for mine and subversive activity, Ymar Boltukayev was killed.
One of notorious Chechen rebel commanders Aslambek Didiyev, the “right hand” of Arbi Barayev, was killed yesterday in the course of a special raid by federal forces in Urus-Martan.
Chechen commander Shirvani Basayev, brother of notorious terrorist Shamil Basayev was killed in Chechnya, sources in the staff of United Army Forces in Northern Caucasia announce.
newsfromrussia.com /chechnya/2000/12/30/1781.html   (1535 words)

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Presentation of the “Chechen” Parliamentary Group in Georgia 23 December, Thursday, an official presentation of the standing parliament group in support of the Chechen republic Ichkeria was held in office block of the Georgian Parliament.
The Chechen people friendly supported the Georgian President in his fight for independence of Georgia … We believe in victory, and Chechen people do everything to gain it.
The moratorium on extradition of the Chechens to Russia remains to be one of the number one problems for the parliamentary group.
www.kafkas.org.tr /absoluten/showarticle.php?articleID=943   (908 words)

 The Chechen Times №31 :. The Chechen Times :. THE CHECHEN TIMES
Her life has turned a success: family, job, friends and people who share her opinion.
The people have been constantly and sincerely nervous.
According to the information of the head of the Chechen Election Commission Abdulkerim Arsakhanov on March 14 almost a 100% turnout of voters was registered in the republic
www.chechentimes.org /en/chechentimes   (493 words)

Caucasian weapons have for a long time now attracted the attention of people, who are interested in the history of arms.
Chechen Arms sheds light on one of the yet unstudied aspects of the Chechen people's past, the history of weapons.
The author blends the history of weapons with the Chechen people's traditions and customs related to military affairs, honor and prowess of their warriors.
www.russianswords.com /Books.htm   (823 words)

 Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Offers Condolences to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Chechen people and the Government of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria received the news about the end of a terrestrial life of John Paul II - the head of the state Vatican, centre of the Roman Catholic Church, with deep regret.
The Chechen people appreciate the personal contribution of the pontiff to the business of strengthening world peace and value his appeals to the discontinuance of bloodshed in territory of our country.
Chechens and critics of a 20 million fund proposed by the EU suggest that labelling the money “development aid” rather than “humanitarian aid” denies the urgency of the Chechnya’s post-war state >>> read more
www.unpo.org /news_detail.php?arg=14&par=2266   (466 words)

 Chechen Republic Online - All About Chechnya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Amina Chat was set-up back in 1998 and since then helped many Chechens around the world to get in touch with each other.
Chechen Photo Gallery: The most comprehensive gallery on the web, containing thousands of photos of regular Chechen people all over the world.
Those, who wonder how Chechens look like - this will be the one and only place to see Chechens of any walk of life, from President to a refugee in Norway.
www.amina.com   (169 words)

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