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ACC-21019January_New - oil fields and the oil pipeline that feeds Southern Russia runs through Chechnya While Russia let much larger countries

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Page -19- We have heard a lot about the Chechyan war of independence with Russia. Essentially, when Russia declared the breakup of the Soviet Union, Chechnya voted to do so. However, Russia said. ..NO. ..and then invaded Chechnya, and according to some reports wiped out as much as 50% of the population. Why would Russia care about such a tiny country of no consequence? The answer is, Chechnya has some major oil refineries near Grozny, some small
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Unformatted text preview: oil fields, and the oil pipeline that feeds Southern Russia runs through Chechnya. While Russia let much larger countries become independent. ..it jumped on Chechnya without mercy. WHY? It is because of the oil. See the map below: GRI Newsletter, January 2009 © Roger K. Young 2009 all rights reserved...
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2010 for the course BCS 213 taught by Professor Mcgovern during the Spring '10 term at Bergen Community College.

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