Amnesty International and other human rights organizations have documented that Chechens
are already the victims of discrimination and harassment in Moscow.
Summary: Interpol issued an arrest warrant for Adam Delimkhanov, a former deputy prime minister of Chechnya, who is wanted in Dubai in connection with the assassination of a former Chechen
Dubai: Despite Dubai's implication of the Chechen
deputy prime minister's involvement in the Sulim Yamadayev assassination here last month, it could be a long time before Adam Delimkhanov is tried in court, let alone a Dubai court - if he is tried at all.
At the same time, however, about 60 per cent of Chechens
wanted the republic to stay within the framework of the Russian Federation or the USSR (24 per cent favoured full independence).
Although the cease-fire did not last, it allowed the Chechens
to train the scores of new recruits who flooded into their army in response to Russian troops' attacks on civilians throughout Chechnya.
In the face of the Russia's 1994 invasion, Chechens
rallied to the nationalist militias, and Russia faced a brutal war for which the Russian military was ill-prepared.
Russia is claiming a major victory in the war against Chechen
rebels with the killing of Mr.
Aron estimates that 100,000 Chechens
have been killed and another 35,000 "disappeared" in the two wars.
During World War II, Joseph Stalin, then the leader of the Soviet Union, accused Chechens
of aiding the enemy Germans.
Putin's refusal to hold talks with Chechen
separatists in the wake of the Beslan hostage siege and the fact that he will not allow an independent investigation suggest this man's regime has a lot to hide.
FM Sergei Lavrov, used Soviet-style accusations of "double standards" on Sep 7 when he expressed "regret" that in spite of "irrefutable facts", the US and the UK had granted asylum respectively to Ilyas Akhmadov and Akhmed Zakaev, two Chechens
in Maskhadov's former government.
But it seems that the Chechens
, with their backs to the wall, are not going to surrender but instead are turning more and more to terrorism.
There will be a clampdown on Chechens
outside Chechnya, which will be difficult because a lot of them live in Russia.
However, the period of desperate struggle, death and hardship for the Chechens
paved the way for later discontent and Russia's grip on the region could never be fully released.
voted on Sunday for the president of the warring republic.