Grozny

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Groz·ny

or Groz·nyy  (grôz′nē)
The capital of Chechnya in southwest Russia. In the center of a rich oil-producing area, it was a major objective of German forces during World War II. Much of the city was destroyed in battles (1994-1995 and 1999-2000) between Russian troops and Chechen secessionists.
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Grozny

(Russian ˈɡrɔznij)
n
(Placename) a city in S Russia, capital of the Chechen Republic: a major oil centre: it was badly damaged during fighting between separatists and Russian troops (1994–95, 1999–2000). Pop: 199 000 (2005 est)
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Groz•ny

(ˈgrɔz ni)

n.
the capital of Chechnya. 401,000.
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Noun1.Grozny - the capital of Chechnya in southwestern Russia; center of extensive oil fields
Russian Federation, Russia - a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
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Translations
Grosny
Groznyi
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The worst 'blood and thunder' moment, as Bowen describes it, came when he was reporting on the first Chechen war in Grosny, Chechnya.
The brutal bombing of the Chechen capital Grosny and the killing of many thousands of Chechen people have made extremists of what were probably once rational people.
The general was a leader of Russian forces during the first Chechen war when the rebel guerrillas captured Grosny.