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  David Satter on Russia & Chechnya on National Review Online
Second, there was the possibility in the theater crisis to open talks not with the terrorists but with Maskhadov.
The Chechens, however, are as distinct from the Russians in terms of their culture, traditions and history, as the Georgians, Armenians, and Azerbaijanis, all of whom now have their own states.
The bombings were blamed on Chechen militants and united the country behind a new war in Chechnya that turned the previously unknown Putin into a national leader and guaranteed his election as president.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/comment-satter102902.asp   (1940 words)

 Foreign Military Studies Office Publications - The Second Chechen War: The Information
Second, the first war showed that the Russian soldiers and not Islamic fundamentalists were the primary source of weapons for Chechen guerillas.
Just prior to the first war there were mass demonstrations in the streets of Grozny, especially after the dissolution of the local parliament and constitutional court, the appearance of dozens of so-called "mortal enemies" of Dudayev and several attempts on his life.
Chechens perceive the arrival of the Russian military to fight terrorists as Muscovites would see the arrival of a Chechen army to fight the mafia—"better our own bandits than alien liberators." The idea of Chechen independence never had anything to do with a desire for a more prosperous life after separating from Moscow.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/news/2000/07/secchech.htm   (6249 words)

 Second Chechen War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Chechen state was opposed by both sides of the Russian Civil War and was crushed by Bolshevik troops in 1922.
In 1944 Stalin deported nearly all the Chechens and Ingushs to Kazakh SSR and Kirghiz SSR, and Siberia.
Since the Chechen conflict began in 1994, similar cases have been reported all across Russia: depressed young veterans return embittered and traumatized to their home towns and begin lashing out at those around them; soldiers are psychologically scarred.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Second_Chechen_War   (6608 words)

 Crimes of War > Chechnya Magazine
After the fiasco of the first Chechen war, the Russian Defense Ministry created "permanent readiness" army brigades and divisions that were intended to be almost fully manned and ready for deployment to deal with local conflicts.
In July 2000 Russian government TV showed footage of the arrest of a Chechen pusher who was selling heroin to Russian soldiers in exchange for weapons and ammunition in the premises of the main Russian military base and high command headquarters in Chechnya, in Hankala, east of Grozny.
In the 1994-1996 Chechen war officers complained that they were using shells produced in the 1980s.
www.crimesofwar.org /chechnya-mag/chech-felgenhauer.html   (2913 words)

 Second Chechen War - Definition, explanation
The Second Chechen War is part of an ongoing conflict in the Chechen Republic (Chechnya) and Russia.
It was not until November that the Chechen capital of Grozny was surrounded, and more than two additional weeks of shelling and bombing were required before Russian troops were able to claim a foothold within any part of the heavily fortified city.
One of the earliest war crimes trials to be held was that of Salman Raduyev, a field commander for the rebel Chechen forces.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/s/se/second_chechen_war.php   (2154 words)

 The War in Chechnya: What Is At Stake?
Although this second Russo-Chechen war was triggered by a number of security challenges to Russia, it has escalated to a point where the West must act to curtail the carnage.
If the war is not stopped, the future of democracy in Russia will be endangered, as will the stability of the Southern Caucasus and the security of oil transportation from the region.
The fusion of Chechen nationalism and Wahhabism, a strict form of Islam that originated in Saudi Arabia, is typical of trends in the Southern tier of the former Soviet Union.
www.heritage.org /Research/RussiaandEurasia/BG1339.cfm   (2964 words)

 Vicken Cheterian, The Chechen War
The war was prepared and commanded by the FSK (Federal Counterintelligence Service) and the Interior Ministry, with the genshtab taking the leadership of military operations only in February 1995, after the disastrous New Years' attack on Grozny which had led to the death of some 2000 Russian soldiers.
The opposition to the war was at every level of the army: from simple soldiers who simply refused to fight, to Generals Boris Gromov and Valery Mironov, Deputy Defence Ministers, who considered that the army was unprepared for the operation and was going to be held responsible for the failure.
One is left with the impression that it is the army that is dictating the political goals of the war, a strange situation in a country where the military is supposed to be under civilian control.
labourfocus.gn.apc.org /Cheterian.html   (1960 words)

 The History Guy: The Second Chechen War
That war ended in August, 1996 with the Chechens claiming victory and independence, and the Russian government claiming victory and the retention of Chechnya as a part of Russia.
Some Dagestanis are reported to have helped the Chechens in their war and some of the more radical Chechen war leaders wish to force Russia out of the area and unite the Muslim peoples of the Caucasus region.
Chechen cities and villages were leveled by intense Russian air attacks and artillery bombardment designed to maximize rebel losses while minimizing Russian casualties.
www.historyguy.com /chechen_war_two.html   (1213 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Official confirms Chechen horror
He said the war had seen human rights violations on an unimaginable scale.
The Russian government launched the second Chechen war at the end of 1999.
Human rights groups have said the Chechen administration to which Mr Nukhazhiyev belongs is also guilty of abuses, particularly kidnappings.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/4101168.stm   (466 words)

 Second Chechnya War
The Russian military said Chechen militants exploded canisters of toxic agents in a village on the outskirts of Grozny on 10 December 1999.
The Chechen War was the best argument in favor of the agreement on an oil pipeline from Baku to Turkey as an alternative to a Russian pipeline, paradoxically confirming the Russian assumption that the United States benefits from Chechnya because it wants to bring the Caucasus under its influence.
The retreat from Grozny was costly for the Chechens.
faculty.oxy.edu /richmond/dwa278/chechnya2.htm   (7213 words)

After providing a historical background to the Chechen conflict, she argued that the brutality of the second Chechen war could be compared only to medieval times.
The second Chechen war, she argued, is very cynical.
The war is concentrated around the civilian population, and its main facet is the zachistka or mopping up operations.
www.cacianalyst.org /view_article.php?articleid=2295   (841 words)

 Online NewsHour: Conflict in Chechnya: Timeline of the Modern Conflict: 2000-2003 | PBS
Moscow appoints a former Chechen cleric, Mufti Ahkmed Kadyrov, to head its administration in Chechnya, answerable to Putin.
Later the same month, a major Chechen militant offensive on the city of Gudermes, Chechnya's second-largest city, leads to the downing of a Russian helicopter carrying military officials.
The next day, a second suicide attack near Grozny killed at least 16 and wounded dozens when at least one woman detonated explosives strapped her body as thousands of Chechens, including the pro-Moscow administration leader Akhmad Kadyrov, gathered for a religious festival.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/europe/chechnya/timeline_4.html   (1119 words)

 Focus on Terror (2) | Programs | Deutsche Welle
The second Chechen war may have officially ended four years ago, but the crisis enveloping the restive Caucasian republic refuses to subside, as was shown by the seizure of hundreds of adults and children at a school in Beslan, north Ossetia, in September 2004 by armed rebels demanding independence for Chechnya.
When war broke out between Georgia and Abkhas, he rushed to the aid of the separatists fighting in Tbilisi by seizing a travel bus and taking a local dignitary hostage, who was later exchanged for a helicopter.
The irony of the story is that the separatists he trained Abkhazian war turned out to be Russian officers, just as the Americans had once trained supporters of bin Laden during their battle against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.
www.dw-world.de /dw/article/0,2144,1317003,00.html   (778 words)

 CNN.com - Blast kills exiled Chechen leader - Feb. 13, 2004
He is the first Chechen named by the international body as a member of the terrorist network, thus accepting Russia's claim that the rebels are linked to Al Qaeda.
Yandarbiev remained active as a hard-line supporter for Chechen independence and is considered the chief ideologue for the separatist movement.
Russia accuses him of funding the training for Chechen forces to invade the southern Russian republic of Dagestan in 1999, which sparked the second Chechen war.
cnn.com /2004/WORLD/meast/02/13/qatar.chechen/index.html   (598 words)

 Ambush at Serzhen Yurt: Command-Detonated Mines in the Second Chechen War Engineer: The Professional Bulletin for Army ...
The Second Chechen War began in September 1999, when Russian forces crossed into Chechnya intent on crushing several armed groups that had attempted to create an Islamic uprising in Dagestan.
From their hideouts, the Chechens resorted to ambush tactics they had perfected during the First Chechen War (1994 to 1996).
Despite late-March Russian estimates that 4,000 Chechen fighters were still operating in the southern Chechen mountains and that 1,000 more had escaped to the plains to blend in with the local population, Federal Interior Ministry unit commanders continued to be careless and failed to coordinate operations with the army.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FDF/is_1_31/ai_78974282   (877 words)

 ACPC Reports
For the current second war of 1999-2001, my highly tentative figures — actually little more than a stab in the dark — would be: 8,000 troops of the Russian military and MVD; 8,000 Chechen separatist fighters; and 20,000-25,000 civilians, yielding a total of 36,000-41,000 to date.
It emerged that a number of Chechens for whom pension funds were being received by the Russian military were in fact "dead souls," persons deceased or not currently living at their previous address.
One Chechen woman who worked at a street market was offered the corpse of her nephew by a Russian officer: the asking price — $1,000 in cash, plus a $200 gold necklace.
www.peaceinthecaucasus.org /reports/paper_dunlop.htm   (3889 words)

 Venik's Aviation - War in Iraq photo gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The photos of the war in Iraq are few and far between.
I am talking about uncensored photos of the actual war and not about the work of propaganda approved by the foreign occupational authorities in Iraq or their Iraqi puppets.
If you come across some interesting photos of the war in Iraq that you feel should be added to this collection, please e-mail them to me. Make sure you mention where you found this photo, what is depicted on the photo and who is it's author.
www.aeronautics.ru /archive/iraq/gallery.htm   (280 words)

 War in Chechnya
A number of Chechens believe that the bombings and the Daghestan unrest were the work of Kremlin, merely a pretext to launch the second war -- a charge Russian officials have furiously denied.
Following the First Chechen War, the rebels have increasingly resorted to bombings, including suicide bombings, of government and civilian targets in Chechnia and beyond -- as was the case with the February metro bombing in Moscow.
Since the second Iraq War, criticism by Western governments of the abuses in Chechnya have subsided, in large part because of the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
www.motherjones.com /news/dailymojo/2004/05/05_514.html   (1617 words)

 [lbo-talk] During the second Chechen war...
> >During the second Chechen war 7 towns including the capital Grozny and >several tens of villages WITH THEIR CITIZENS were destroyed.
Chechens are denied employment, lodging, --- Yes, because of vicious anti-Chechen prejudice caused by the Chechen slave trade, which, I notice, you have never mentioned.
Chechen children outnumber Russians in the Yugo-Zapadnaya neighborhood of Moscow, which is Chechnya Town.
mailman.lbo-talk.org /2003/2003-May/013790.html   (514 words)

 [lbo-talk] During the second Chechen war...
Previous message: [lbo-talk] During the second Chechen war...
Below is a copy of the second leaflet (AB-12) which was dropped on Japanese cities in conjunction with the Atomic Bomb.
Thus, all powerful countries of the world are now at war against you.
mailman.lbo-talk.org /2003/2003-May/013804.html   (637 words)

 Factbox: Major Terrorist Incidents Tied To Russian-Chechen War - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Female Chechen suicide bombers are later blamed for the crashes.
The driver told us there was a piece of flesh lying on the floor in the second car.
In the deadliest, at least 54 people are killed at a police-commando dormitory in Argun, near Chechen capital of Grozny.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2004/09/d981dd2d-8b08-41ff-a2e2-ada25338093c.html   (901 words)

 Berezovsky Blames Putin For Chechen War
Ex-Moscow political mastermind suggests to IWPR that Russian president precipitated the Chechen conflict and is now seeking to escalate it.
He had a Chechen deputy manager in the Logovaz car business he started in 1990, but says the first time he went there after the end of the Soviet Union was in 1996.
His relations with two Chechen militants, the notorious warrior Shamil Basayev and the Islamic ideologue Movladi Udugov, are especially enigmatic.
www.iwpr.net /?apc_state=hruicrs2002&l=en&s=f&o=159405   (1148 words)

 Soldiers of the second Chechen war reject psychotherapists' help. They want to ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
They are mainly so-called Afghan soldiers and soldiers of the first Chechen war and their parents.
However, soldiers of the second Chechen war are hardly seen here.
The second, by using the same means, simply take to drink.
english.pravda.ru /main/2001/10/15/18084_.html   (577 words)

 Is Chechen conflict 'over'? | csmonitor.com
The death of Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev will likely greatly weaken the current rebel movement in Chechnya, analysts say, but some still warn that Russia's troubles in the Caucasus are not apt to improve.
His rebel invasion of Dagestan in 1999 sparked a second Chechen war, and in the years that followed his radical Islamic group claimed responsibility for many terrorist acts in Russia.
Nonetheless, Pyotr Romanov, a political commentator for Russian news agency RIA Novosti, called the current Chechen war "over," though he notes that Chechen upheaval has been "like a recurring fever" in Russian history, and that it may happen again without prevention.
www.csmonitor.com /2006/0712/dailyUpdate.html   (1258 words)

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