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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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The Chechnyan government has reportedly been rounding up gay men since early this year and torturing them.
Under the command of warlord Shamil Basayev, they demanded Chechnyan independence.
Others posted harrowing stories--one of a 16-year-old boy who disappeared from a Chechnyan village and was beaten to death, with his bones returned in a bag.
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Media sources in the northern countryside of Lattakia confirmed that 25 Chechnyan terrorists who were located in al-Yakobia village fled after suffering heavy losses during the past few days as a result of the army's continuous operations in the area.
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The swift seizure of Crimea was an opportunity to show the world that Russia is a confident military power that will ruthlessly protect its interests in the decades ahead; this display of force will have also reminded internal dissidents in Russia, a country with giant religious, linguistic and ethnic minorities, of the ruthlessness with which Putin attacked Chechnyan separatists.
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For Chechens/Circassians, see Dawn Chatty, "Circassian, Chechnyan, and Other Muslim Communities," in Displacement and Dispossession in the Modern Middle East (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp.
Ironically Brett never got to know the name of his final opponent - until after the championships as the Chechnyan didn't speak English "and I didn't speak Chechnyan," joked the teenager.
174) Russian trials of their own soldiers for the murder of Chechnyan civilians using ordinary crimes have led to acquittals which the Russian Supreme Court has had to overrule.