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 (ĭn′go͞o-shē′tē-ə, ĭng′-)
A region of southwest Russia in the northern Caucasus west of Chechnya. Conquered by Russia in the 1800s, Ingushetia and Chechnya later formed a semiautonomous republic within the USSR. Ingushetia approved separation from Chechnya in a referendum (1991) and became a constituent republic of the Russian Federation the following year.
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(ˌɪn gʊˈʃi ʃə)
an autonomous republic of the Russian Federation, in Caucasia. Cap.: Nazran.
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Although the number of kidnappings and disappearances committed by government and rebel forces markedly declined in Chechnya in 2007 and 2008, similar incidents have been reported in neighboring Ingushetiya and Dagestan.
In Chechnya, Ingushetiya, and Dagestan, security forces allegedly were involved in unlawful killings and politically motivated abductions; for a second year, there was a significant increase in the number of killings, usually by unknown assailants, of both civilians and officials in Ingushetiya.
(249) On September 3, Miklos Haraszti, media freedom representative for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) decried Yevloyev's assassination as "the culmination of an orchestrated campaign by the authorities to silence the only critical voice in the region." (250) Describing as "the last remaining independent news source in the region," Haraszti condemned the "legal harassment" and "official persecution" to which the Yevoloyev's website had been subjected.
Magomed Yevloyev, who ran the website, a major source of information in the region, died on Sunday the agency reported, quoting prosecutors.
Regions for which most data are missing, namely Ingushetiya, Chechnya, Kalmykiya, Alaniya, Mari-el and Chukotka, are also excluded.