A predominantly Muslim region in southern Russia, which declared its independence from Russia after the breakup of the Soviet Union. After unsuccessfully invading Chechnya in 1994, Russia renewed its attack in 1999 and took the capital city, Grozny. But Chechen guerrillas (see guerrilla warfare) continue to harass Russian troops in Chechnya. Russians believe that Chechens have been behind terrorist attacks in Moscow. (See terrorism.) Most nations recognize Chechnya as part of Russia.
A short history of chechnya, courtesy of the US Army's Foreign Military Studies Office.
Next, the security services are talking up a Black Widow cell of up to 30 women trained in chechnya.
It is a record, documented in detail, of abductions and disappearances of Russian citizens living in chechnya.
And we will liberate chechnya and the entire Caucasus, God willing.
Neighbors described the younger Burkhart, a German national who carried travel papers from chechnya, as childlike and reclusive.
So it would seem—at this early point—that their ties to chechnya were tenuous.
The U.S. first developed vacuum bombs for use in Vietnam, and the Russians used them in Afghanistan and chechnya.
Typically ethnic Chechens from Dagestan and from chechnya are very different communities.
Seven years later, the single mother of two children fled to Germany when the war in chechnya broke out.
Seierstad is the author of The Bookseller of Kabul and, most recently, The Angel of Grozny: Life Inside chechnya.