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HUMN Assignment 4-2

HUMN Assignment 4-2 - Russia and Chechnya have been in...

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Russia and Chechnya have been in conflict for a long time. They have had two wars over the past decade. From the looks of things, it seems like Chechnya was a territory of Russia, and they decided they wanted their freedom. So in 1991, Russia gave it to them, and three short years later, In the summer of 1994, the Russian Government had to go to war with Chechnya over charges against their government of secessionist President Dudayev, accusing it of repressing political dissent, of corruption, and of involvement in international criminal activities. Chechnya had become an outpost of organized crime, gun-running and drug smuggling. There have been many terrorist attacks on Russia since the start of the wars. In October 2002 about 50 armed Chechens who claimed allegiance to the Islamist militant separatist movement in Chechnya , took 850 hostages and demanded the withdrawal of Russian forces from Chechnya and an end to the Second Chechen War . After a two-and-a-half day siege, Russian special forces
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