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Russia's President Medvedev & FSB Head Borotnikov Discuss Conclusion of Anti-Terror Operations in Ch

Russia's President Medvedev & FSB Head Borotnikov Discuss Conclusion of Anti-Terror Operations in Ch

Taken on 2009-03-27

Dmitry Medvedev meets with Alexander Bortnikov on 27 March 2009 to discuss the ending of counter-terrorism operations in Chechnya.

Source: Kremlin Photo/via Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-09-13

A Memorial to Victims of the Beslan School Tragedy, N. Ossetia Russia, 2006

A Memorial to Victims of the Beslan School Tragedy, N. Ossetia Russia, 2006

Taken on 2006-05-25

Photos of the victims at Beslan school. The Beslan school hostage crisis (also referred to as the Beslan school siege or Beslan massacre) started the first of September 2004, lasted three days and involved the capture of over 1,100 people as hostages (including 777 children), ending with the death of 334 people. The crisis began when a group of armed Islamic terrorists, mostly Ingush and Chechen, occupied School Number One (SNO) in the town of Beslan, North Ossetia (an autonomous republic in the North Caucasus region of the Russian Federation) on 1 September 2004. The hostage-takers were the Riyadus-Salikhin Battalion, sent by the Chechen terrorist warlord Shamil Basayev, who demanded recognition of the independence of Chechnya at the UN and Russian withdrawal from Chechnya. On the third day of the standoff, Russian security forces entered the building after several explosions, using other heavy weapons. At least 334 hostages were killed as a result of the crisis.

Source: Aaron Bird/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-09-14

Ramzan's Kadyrovtsky Militia, Grozny, 2006

Ramzan's Kadyrovtsky Militia, Grozny, 2006

Taken on 2006-03-22

Kadyrovtsy militants during constitution day in Chechnya, Russian Federation. Kadyrovtsy (Russian: Кадыровцы, Kadyrovcy, literally "Kadyrov's followers") also Kadyrovites, is a term used by the population of Chechnya, as well as members of the groups themselves, for former members of the paramilitary units of the former pro-Moscow President of the Chechen Republic Akhmad Kadyrov, headed by his son and the current President Ramzan Kadyrov. Kadyrovites, thousands of personally devoted armed men (estimated at around 5,000), including many former rebels from the First and Second Chechen Wars, have been accused of serious human rights abuses. Human rights activists working in Chechnya have said the group has been involved in kidnapping, torture and murder to cement Kadyrov's rule; reportedly, this is the group now most feared by Chechnya’s civilian population.

Source: Ramzan Kadyrov's website/via Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-09-11

Russia's Leadership: Younger Putin & Medvedev, Moscow, 2000

Russia's Leadership: Younger Putin & Medvedev, Moscow, 2000

Taken on 2000-03-27

MOSCOW. News conference at the campaign headquarters on the night after the voting in the Russian presidential election with Dmitry Medvedev, Vladimir Putin's campaign manager.

Source: Presidential Press and Information Office (Russia)

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-01-13

The Zhani-Vedeno Ambush during Second Chechen War, 2000

The Zhani-Vedeno Ambush during Second Chechen War, 2000

Taken on 2000-03-01

Russian forces secure the scene of the deadly Zhani-Vedeno ambush. The Zhani-Vedeno ambush took place on March 29, 2000, when a mechanized column of Russian Interior Ministry troops was ambushed in the southern Vedensky District of Chechnya, and destroyed by the largely Dagestani force of multinational mujahideen who fought on Chechen separatist side under Arab commander Ibn al-Khattab and were led by Abu Quteiba, a field commander for the Islamic International Brigade. As the result of the attack on the convoy and on Russian relief forces, scores of Russian special police and paramilitary troops were killed or captured. Nine OMON officers were taken hostage and executed soon after Russian command refused to swap them for the arrested military officer Yuri Budanov.

Source: Svm-1977/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-09-13

Young Chechen Cadets of the Breakaway Republic, Grozny, 1999

Young Chechen Cadets of the Breakaway Republic, Grozny, 1999

Taken on 1999-06-30

Young cadets on parade in the breakaway Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.

Source: Natalia Medvedeva

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-09-13