chechnya chechnya  /ˈtʃɛtʃ ni ə/


  • (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



  1. Do you know Chechnya? Take the quiz

    When Chechnya made headlines in April 2013 as the ancestral land of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, the news dredged up memories of terrorist attacks in Russia orchestrated in the name of Chechen independence. How much do you know about Chechen-Russian relations – about the years of war with Russia and heavy-handed policies of a Moscow -installed strongman? And what else do you know about ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. ‘A Constellation of Vital Phenomena,’ by Anthony Marra

    Anthony Marra’s first novel is set during a decade of war in Chechnya.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Watch Steven Seagal Hit the Dance Floor Chechen Style

    Last week, action star-turned-reality television hero Steven Seagal paid a visit to Chechnya, hoping to establish stronger ties between the U.S. and Russia (yes, really). The Under Siege actor spent some time with former rebel and current Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov, who exposed him to traditional Chechen dance. Now, Seagal insists, Chechen dance is "his favorite dance in the ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Zimbio


  1. "On his deathbed he asked to be buried when the war is over in Chechen soil," Bukovsky said after the service. "He was a fierce defender of Chechnya and critic of the Kremlin."
    on Dec 7, 2006 By: Vladimir Bukovsky Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We must not forget that we have elections tomorrow," Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov told a briefing. "They must go ahead as a happy event for all residents of Chechnya."
    on Oct 12, 2008 By: Ramzan Kadyrov Source: eTaiwan News

  3. "I believe there is a need to consider the question of the legal regime now in force in Chechnya under the anti-terrorism operation," Medvedev said at a meeting with the head of Russia's Federal Security Service, Alexander Bortnikov.
    on Mar 27, 2009 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: Reuters

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