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- Russian Intervention in Chechnya
- The Worker, 9 January 1995. After Chechen forces
successfully beat back the Russian military on January 1 1995,
on January 6, in the name of national integrity, Yeltsin said
Russian troops would renew their assault on the capital,
Grozny. A critique of Yeltsin's justification.
- Russian Claims
- A dialog on the Chechnya discussion forum, January
1995. Concerning whether Russia has a just claim to
- The Chechen war: Why the lack of outrage?
- By Kifah Jayyousi, 13 January 1995. US quiet because it is hostile
- Open letter from Russia
- 15 March 1995. The terrible crimes committed by Russian
authorities and armed forces in Chechnya are not accidental,
and we are all responsible for them. The myth that Russia is
moving towards democracy and reforms. Acting by fascist
methods the regime manipulates public opinion; it is not
moving toward democracy and human rights, but is giving
birth to a new regime that is unusual in its cruelty and
- Chechnya Freedom Struggle—Yeltsin's
- By Alex Chia, Independent Politics,
March/April 1995. The fact that the Russian armed forces
were unable to win even a partial victory for more than one
month illuminates some fundamental problems of post-Soviet
- Pax Christi report on Chechnya (3/5)
- Pax Christi, 25 January 1996. Recounts events in
- Chechen Fighters Resist Pounding By
- By Maurice Williams, The Militant, 29 January
1996. Yeltsin's Anti-Muslim Crusade Won't Crush
- Another war in the Caucasus: Capitalists
destroy village in order to 'save it'
- Challenge-Desafio (Progressive Labor Party),
31 January 1996. Role of capitalist interest in oil behind
- Mass protests in Grozny end in
- From Chris Hunter, Chechnya PeaceWatch Project, 1 March
1996. Mass protests against Russian occupation in Grozny,
4–10 February 1996.
- Massacre in Chechen town, censorship in
- By Chris Hunter, AEN News, 10 February 1996.
- Russia's ‘party of war’ is
- By Renfrey Clarke, Green Left Weekly, 31 July
1996. New offensive ends cease fire.
- Independent Chechnya: Treaty of peace with
Russia of 12 May 1997
- By Francis Boyle, 17 September 1997. Analysis of the
treaty that constitutes a de facto recognition of
the Chechen Republic Ichkeria (CRI).
- Secessionist Chechnya Faces Uncertain
- By Sergei Blagov, IPS, 5 October 1998. The recent
assassination attempt on Aslan Maskhadov, leader of
Chechnya. Russian troops withdrew from Chechnya after an
uneasy truce in August 1996 following a 21-month war with
Russia. Chechnya claims independence as a Republic but
Moscow continues to refuse to recognise it as a separate
state. Chechnya's infrastructure is now in ruins and
ordinary people are in a worse position than during the
- Chechnya in chaos
- By Ignacio Ramonet, Le monde diplomatique,
February 2000. What is striking about the new war
Russia's generals have been waging in Chechnya since
September 1999 is its inhumanity. Why did the international
community simply stand by and watch as the tragedy unfolds?
The rise of the mafia was accompanied by a resurgent
tarnished nationalism and a revival of Sunni Islam.
- Chechnya: Russia's ‘East
- By Boris Kagarlitsky and Renfrey Clarke, Green Left
Quarterly, November 1999. Russia's operation in
Chechnya began this year with a saturation media campaign to
the refrain of ‘we will not repeat the mistakes we
made in 1994’. However, neither the soldiers nor the
politicians show signs of having made a serious analysis of
the 1994–1996 war.
- The War of the Caucasus
- From the Comunistes de Catalunya, 24 December 1999. In the
Caucasus and particularly in Chechnya, we meet another
episode of the war unleashed by the USA-NATO (and now with
Israel) to reach total control of the world under yankee
- Fear of torture and ill-treatment;
Incommunicado detention; ‘Disappearance’ of Ruslan
- Amnesty International Urgent Action Bulletin, 13 September
2000. The speaker of the separatist Chechen parliament, who
was arrested by Russian soldiers earlier this year, is
reported to have been tortured in a Moscow prison, and
possibly to have died as a result.
- U.N. Commission: Back Strong Chechnya
- Human Rights Watch, 14 April 2001. (Geneva, April 12,
2001) Human Rights Watch applauded today's introduction
by the European Union of a resolution on the situation in
the Chechnya region of the Russian Federation at the
U.N. Commission on Human Rights, but called on other
governments to strengthen the text and join as
- Folly in Moscow, tyranny in Chechnya
- By Fawaz Turki, Special to Arab News, al
Jazeerah, 31 October 2002. Many charges can be
pressed against President Putin, but integrity is not among
them. It was not communism that defined Russian
life. Ideology what a people make of it. Rather what defined
Russia was the totalitarian streak in the Russian character,
whose origins, predating czarist regimes, are buried in time
and beyond recall.
- Fake referendum and surreal
- By Musa Youssoupov, Le Monde diplomatique,
June 2003. Without going back to the roots of regional
instability, we need to understand why the players in this
conflict are so determined to keep it going.