The Republic of Chechenya
has a 400-hectare training center for special forces in the Chechen city of Gudermes.
23) On September 21, 2001, Ahmedhadji Kadyrov, the chief of the Russian-installed Chechen administration, told Syrian officials in Damascus that the difficulties Moscow faced in Chechenya
were "caused by the presence of many mercenaries from Arab countries in the rebel units.
Alongside them were 12,000 Taliban fighters, including 3,000 of Osama bin Laden's crack foreign troops from Pakistan, Chechenya
and other Arab states.
America and its allies are massacring us in Palestine, Chechenya
, Kashmir and Iraq.
Al Qaeda ('the Base'), the militant Islamic movement that the Saudi terrorist tycoon Osama Bin Laden founded in 1990, is estimated by DEBKAfile's terror experts to number no more than 12,000 fighting men scattered round the world, mainly in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Chechenya
, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgistan, Tadjikistan and Lebanon.
North of the border Kilmarnock face Norweigian outfit Viking FK while Rangers and Hibernian travel to Anzhi Makhachkala, on the borders of Chechenya
, and AEK Athens respectively.
, the Wolf and the Amazon," portraits of the women of Chechenya
, in their daily lives as women, soldiers and individuals in their quest for freedom; 52 min.
After years of racial strife and the rise of the White Power movement in the USA, the postSoviet war in Chechenya
, Serbian 'ethnic cleansing' in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo, consistent anti-Palestinian activity in Israel, the revelations of the Steven Lawrence murder in the UK, and the upsurge of neo-Nazi web sites on the Internet, these novels are not so easy to dismiss.
The photographic "documents" presented all confronted viewers with the barbarism of this century, from World War I to contemporary carnage in the former Yugoslavia, Chechenya
, Rwanda, and Algeria.
For instance, Ingushetia, the autonomous region of Russia next door to Chechenya
, now free of Soviet rule, has won the freedom to decriminalize polygamy and the sale of women in marriage.
But, after the chastening experience in Chechenya
, it is doubtful that he is prepared to up the ante with increase Russian military commitment in Tajikistan.