In 1994, the mountain territory of Chechnya was witness to the largest military campaign staged on Russian soil since World War II. The Russo-Chechen war is examined within the context of the bitter history between the two peoples, culminating in the expression of conflict from 1994-1996.
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"a lively account of the background and course of the first Chechen War, which will serve as a useful introduction to the conflict... For anyone interested in the stability of the region, this volume is indispensable".
"selly"s account is gripping, and his overall conclusions are telling."