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Chechnya: First-level administrative division of Russia
Chechnya, officially the Chechen Republic, is a federal subject of the Russian Federation.

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Body sought in apparent death of Chechen warlord Doku Umarov

Russian security services won’t confirm the Chechen rebel warlord who has plagued the region for decades and most recently threatened to attack the Sochi Olympics is dead. Mark Phillips reports on..
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Today in History for July 10th

Highlights of this day in history: Start of World War II's Battle of Britain; Telstar satellite launched; Millard Fillmore becomes President; Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev killed; Singer Arlo Guthrie..
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Russia says to react if Germany takes action on killing of Chechen ex-rebel

Moscow will react if Berlin takes new actions against Russia over the killing of a Georgian national in the German capital last year, Russia's ambassador to Germany said on Thursday, Interfax news..
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Germany should not rule out Russia sanctions over Berlin murder: Merkel ally

Germany should consider sanctions against Russia over the murder of a former Chechen rebel in Berlin last summer, a lawmaker from Chancellor Angela Merkel conservative bloc said on Thursday.
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German prosecutors accuse Russia of ordering murder of former Chechen rebel in Berlin

German federal prosecutors accused Russia on Thursday of ordering the killing of a former Chechen rebel in Berlin last summer and indicted a Russian man for the murder, which has severely strained..
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Chechen leader Kadyrov in Moscow hospital with suspected coronavirus: Russian news agencies

Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Russia's southern region of Chechnya, is suspected of having contracted the new coronavirus and is receiving treatment in a Moscow hospital, three Russian new agencies..
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Russian PM chides regional chiefs for overzealous coronavirus lockdowns

Russia's prime minister on Monday issued an unusual rebuke to regional governors for closing their borders after some regions, including Chechnya in the south, imposed tough restrictions against the..
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Chechnya becomes first Russian region to impose coronavirus curfew

The southern Russian region of Chechnya on Friday became the first to introduce a night curfew to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, despite having reported only a dozen confirmed cases.
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Two Russians detained in Sweden over hammer attack on Chechen blogger

Two Russians are being held in Sweden suspected of the attempted murder of a prominent blogger and critic of the Chechen government last month, authorities said on Friday.
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Kremlin plays down hammer attack on exiled Chechen critic in Poland

The Kremlin on Thursday played down the significance of an attack on a Chechen blogger living in Poland who has been highly critical of Chechnya's Kremlin-backed leader Ramzan Kadyrov, the third such..
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Russian investigative journalist assaulted in Chechnya: newspaper

A group of more than 15 people assaulted a prominent Russian investigative journalist and a lawyer in Chechnya late on Thursday, the Novaya Gazeta newspaper reported on Friday.
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Germany expels two Russians over killing of Georgian in Berlin

Germany has expelled two Russians working at the Russian embassy in Berlin after federal prosecutors took over the case of a Georgian citizen killed in August in Berlin in which they suspect Russian or..
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Russian military police reinforcements arrive in Syria: Ifax

Around 300 more Russian military police from the southern Russian region of Chechnya have arrived in Syria, the defense ministry said on Friday, Interfax news agency reported.
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A survivor of Chechnya's anti-gay purge steps out of the shadows

When Amin Dzhabrailov first spoke to "60 Minutes," he asked to remain anonymous. Now, he said he is ready to put a face and name to his story of torture
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"Three Days in September"

A tribute to humanity and courage -- Julia Roberts narrates this gripping account of the 2004 hostage crisis 10 years ago in the small Russian town of Beslan, where Chechen terrorists seized a school..
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Kremlin: Russian state had nothing to do with Chechen's murder in Germany

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that the murder of an ethnic Chechen exile in Berlin last week had nothing to do with the Russian state or its official agencies.
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Russia's Chechnya inaugurates what it says is Europe's largest mosque

Authorities in the Russian region of Chechnya on Friday inaugurated what they said was the largest mosque in Europe in a pomp-filled ceremony attended by local and foreign officials.
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Freed Russian rights advocate says he won't return to job in Chechnya

A prominent Russian human rights advocate jailed on charges his supporters say were trumped up walked free on Friday, but said he would not return to his work in Chechnya because he felt the risk to..
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Tinder's data sharing endangers Russian LGBTQ community

Police have been torturing LGBTQ people in Chechnya for years. Russia's new data-sharing demands could further endanger its LGBTQ community.
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Russian court rules to free Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev

A Russian court granted early release to Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev on Monday.
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