The history of the Chechnya crisis (1991–)

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Chechnya war feeds drive for Yeltsin ouster
By Jim Genova, People's Weekly World, 7 January 1995. Yeltsin is willing to go to extreme lengths to maintain control of Chechnya because he has staked his regime on the rapid development of capitalism in Russia.
Chechnya and oil—a Communist view
By Gus Hall, People's Weekly World, 14 January 1995. Chairman of CP-USA offers a critical view of Chechnyan separatism.
Miscalculations Paved Path to Chechen War
By David Hoffman, Washington Post, Monday 20 March 20 2000. The second war in Chechnya in six years has left thousands dead on both sides, completely redrawn the political landscape in Russia and touched off new criticism from the West. The story of how Russia and Chechnya slid back into war has been the subject of debate and intense speculation here and abroad.
Imperialist Left and the War in Chechnya: Reflections on One Campaign (parts 1–2)
By Vladimir Bilenkin, December 2000. Criticism of the position taken by the ISWoR, a London-based organization of “International Solidarity with Workers of Russia”.
Chronology of two conflicts
Le Monde diplomatique, April 2002. A simple chronology of political events from 1 November 1991 to 27 January 2002.
Chechnya: Russia get out now
By Vicken Cheterian, Le Monde diplomatique, April 2002. Moscow is still stuck in the Chechen quagmire, despite all its claims that it is dealing with the ‘terrorism’. It is said that the second conflict is part of a vicious Russo-Chechen hostility going back 200 years and more. This is mistaken. It is not in Russia's interest to be bogged down in a conflict in the Caucasus.
The Tragedy of Chechnya
By Francisco Brotons, Communist Party of Spain (Reconstituted), NorthStar Compass, October 2004. There is a tight relationship between Russia's attack on Chechnya and NATO's aggression in Yugoslavia: they are nothing else than preparations for the outbreak of a much more generalized conflict among the imperialist powers for a new sharing of the world.