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Chech·nya

 (chĕch′nē-ə, chĕch-nyä′)
A region of southwest Russia in the northern Caucasus bordering on Georgia. Conquered by Russia in the 19th century, it later formed part of a semiautonomous republic within the USSR. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Chechnya declared its independence from Russia, but after two wars (1994-1996 and 1999-2000), Russian troops regained control of most of the region.

Chech′nyan (-nē-ən, -nyän′) adj. & n.

Chech•nya

(tʃɛtʃˈnyɑ, ˈtʃɛtʃ nyɑ)
n.
an autonomous republic of the Russian Federation, in Caucasia. Cap.: Grozny.
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Noun1.Chechnya - an autonomous republic in southwestern Russia in the northern Caucasus Mountains bordering on Georgia; declared independence from the USSR in 1991 but Russian troops invaded and continue to prosecute a relentless military campaign in the largely Muslim republic
Russian Federation, Russia - a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
Translations
Čečensko
Tjetjenien
Tšetšenia
Čečenija
チェチェンチェチェン共和国
체첸체첸 공화국
Tjetjenien
ประเทศเชชเนีย
nước Chechnya

Chechnya

[tʃɪtʃˈnjɑː] NChechenia f

Chechnya

[tʃɪˈtʃniə] Chechenia [tʃɪˈtʃɛniə] nTchétchénie f

Chechnya

الشيشان Čečensko Tjetjenien Tschetschenien Τσετσενία Chechenia Tšetšenia Tchétchénie Čečenija Cecenia チェチェン共和国 체첸 공화국 Tsjetsjenië Tsjetsjenia Czeczenia Chechénia, Chechênia Чечня Tjetjenien ประเทศเชชเนีย Çeçenistan nước Chechnya 车臣
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Before September 11, Chechnyan fighters were rebels; since then, they have become al-Qaeda's running buddies.
Published in the 1995 edition of Golitsyn's book The Perestroika Deception, the memo marshaled important evidence and observations supporting the contention that the Chechnyan War was being "deliberately staged largely for Western consumption by the Kremlin strategists in the pursuit of their objectives."
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He began by flexing Russia's muscles in the second Chechnyan war, then subdued the Duma, disbanded the free press, expanded Moscow's reach via key summits and cooperative agreements, and led the international attack against U.S.
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A January 2000 Denver Post photo of some Chechnyan children illustrates this point.
I checked the calculation with the Chechnyan leader Aslan Maskhadov and he agrees."
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Blame is flying everywhere; on the Chechnyan authorities, on their police, on international rescue teams, on some hapless "go-between".
Phil was in the Tommy Burns-built side that made a nightmare journey to Turkey and flew round the Chechnyan war zone just to get to Georgia.
Q.--You mentioned that when they tell a writer to cut 30 or 40 lines, it's usually for the better; and yet, if I said to you, "We're going to crop your photo and cut off 30 percent of it," you'd be screaming like a Chechnyan. It's kind of like owls and crows; they're natural enemies in the wild.