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Chechnya

(Encyclopedia)Chechnya chəchĕnˈ, republic (1990 est. pop. 1,300,000, with neighboring Ingushetia), c.6,100 sq mi (15,800 sq km), SE European Russia, in the N Caucasus. Grozny is the capital. Prior to 1992 Chechn...

Kadyrov, Ramzan Akhmadovich

(Encyclopedia)Kadyrov, Ramzan Akhmadovich, 1976–, Chechen rebel and political leader. The son of assassinated (2004) Chechnya president Akhmad Kadyrov, he was a guerilla leader in the first Chechen war (1994–96...

Ingushetia

(Encyclopedia)Ingushetia ĭngo͞oshˈ [key], republic, c.1,240 sq mi (3,210 sq km), Russian Federation, in the N Caucasus. The capital (since 2003) is Magas, a new city in the suburbs of Nazran, the former capital....

Grozny

(Encyclopedia)Grozny or Groznyy both: grôzˈnē [key], city (2006 est. pop. 230,000), capital of Chechnya, SE European Russia, in the northern foothills of the Greater Caucasus. It is the center of Chechnya's oil ...

Dagestan Republic

(Encyclopedia)Dagestan Republic or Daghestan Republic dägəstänˈ [key], constituent republic, c.19,4...

autonomy

(Encyclopedia)autonomy ôtŏnˈəmē [key] [Gr.,=self-rule], in a political sense, limited self-government, short of independence, of a political state or, more frequently, of a subdivision. The term is also used f...

Khasbulatov, Ruslan Imranovich

(Encyclopedia)Khasbulatov, Ruslan Imranovich, 1942–, Russian politician. A Chechen from the Caucasus region, he was an academic economist in Moscow before his election (1990) to the Russian Congress of People's D...

Yeltsin, Boris Nikolayevich

(Encyclopedia)Yeltsin, Boris Nikolayevich bərēsˈ nyĭkəlīˈəvĭch yĕltˈsĭn [key], 1931–2007, Soviet and Russian politician, president of Russia (1991–99). Born in Yekaterinburg (then Sverdlovsk) and ed...

Zyuganov, Gennady Andreyevich

(Encyclopedia)Zyuganov, Gennady or Gennadi Andreyevich gĕnäˈdē əndrāˈyəvĭch zyo͞ogäˈnôf [key], 1944–, Russian politician, b. Mymrino. The son and grandson of country schoolteachers, he grew up in the...

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