26, 2006, 3:10pm EDT
Militant Accused in Beslan Siege Gets Life in Prison
A Russian judge sentenced the only known surviving hostage-taker
of the 2004 Beslan school siege to life in prison Friday, prompting
an angry outburst from mothers of some of the victims who stormed
the glass and metal cage where the Chechen militant stood throughout
14, 2005, 1pm EDT
Rebels Clash with Russian Security Forces
Russian security forces worked Friday to root out the last of
Chechen insurgents who launched a coordinated attack the previous
day on the southern Russian city of Nalchik. The clashes reportedly
left at least 108 dead.
8, 2005, 8:30pm EST
Rebel Death Seen as Boost to Putin
rebel leader and former Chechen president Aslan Maskhadov was
killed during a "special operation," Russian military officials
announced Tuesday. Journalist and
author Yo'av Karny talks about the impact Maskhadov's death will
have in the struggle between Chechen rebels and the Kremlin.
Chechen Leader Killed in Russian Operation
3, 2004, 9:55pm EDT
Bloody School Siege Latest
in a Wave of Violence
began two days of national mourning Monday for the victims of
a school siege in North Ossetia that left at least 338 people
dead, about half of them children.
2, 2004, 3:42pm EDT
Release 26 Hostages in Russia
Militants holding hundreds of people hostage
in a Russian school released 26 women and children Thursday afternoon,
the first sign of progress in negotiations between Russian officials
and the insurgents.
1, 2004, 3:30pm EDT
Seize School, Hold Hundreds Hostage
Heavily armed militants, some strapped with
explosives, seized a school in southern Russia near the separatist
region of Chechnya Wednesday morning, taking scores of parents,
teachers and children hostage.
31, 2004, 6pm EDT
Bomber Kills at Least 10 in Moscow
A female suicide bomber killed at least
10 and injured more than 50 others outside a subway station in
Moscow Tuesday night. Militant Islamists later claimed responsibility
for the attack.
30, 2004,5:45pm EDT
Candidate Wins Chechen Election
Kremlin-backed candidate Alu Alkhanov
won the presidential election in the war-torn republic of Chechnya
Sunday, despite threats from rebel groups and reports of voting
former head of transport police in the Chechen capitol Grozny,
Alkhanov, reportedly received more than 73 percent of the vote
with voter turnout in excess of 85 percent, according to the Chechen
elections commission head. However, observers doubted those results,
citing empty polling stations and other suspicious circumstances.
27, 2004,11:15am EDT
Officials Blame Terrorists for at Least One Jet Crash
Traces of explosives were found in the wreckage
of one of the two airliners that went down in Russia earlier this
week, indicating terrorism was the likely cause of the crash,
Russian officials said Friday. The
announcement came hours after a militant Muslim group claimed
responsibility for two nearly simultaneous airplane crashes that
killed 90 people Tuesday.
22, 2004, 5:45pm EDT
Militants Attack Border Town, Killing 57
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered
security officials to "find and destroy" Chechen rebels Tuesday,
after a late night raid Monday on government offices in the bordering
region of Ingushetia killed at least 57 people.
11, 2004, 4:10pm EDT
Visits Chechnya, Boosts Troop Levels After Assassination
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a
surprise visit to Chechnya Tuesday to honor the Kremlin-backed
Chechen President Ahmed Kadyrov, who was assassinated Sunday as
he attended celebrations marking the anniversary of the end of
World War II.
10, 2004, 12:30pm EDT
Chechen President Killed in Bombing
Chechnya buried its president, Akhmad Kadyrov,
Monday, a day after he was killed by a bombing that further thwarts
Russian President Vladimir Putin's efforts to gain control of
the war-ravaged republic.
13, 2004, 3pm EST
Chechen Leader Killed in Qatar Car Blast
Former Chechen President Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev,
suspected of having terrorist ties and wanted by Moscow, died
Friday after an explosion ripped apart his car in the Gulf Arab
state of Qatar, police said.
6, 2004, 1:35pm EST
Subway Bombing Blamed on Chechen Separatists
At least 39 people died and more than 100
were injured Friday morning when a bomb exploded in a packed subway
train in Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the
attack as the work of Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov.
22, 2004, 8pm EST
in Chechnya Drags on Amidst Allegations of Terrorist Ties
Amidst allegations of terrorist ties and
human-rights abuses, the long fought and bloody battle for independence
in the Russian republic of Chechnya has left the region unstable
and with dim prospects for peace. Special correspondent Simon
Marks looks the latest developments in the war and how the Russian
military and other players perceive the conflict.
5, 2003, 12:30pm EST
Bombing in Russia Kills Dozens
A suicide bombing on a Russian commuter
train near Chechnya killed at least 40 people and wounded 150
others on Friday. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the attack
was an effort to disrupt the weekend's parliamentary elections.
6, 2003, 1:30pm EDT
Candidate Kadyrov Wins Chechen Election
Update: Voters in the troubled Russian republic
of Chechnya went to the polls Sunday to choose a president and
the Kremlin-backed Akhmad Kadyrov has emerged as the winner.
Election Offers Little Hope for Increased Stability
4, 2003,12:50pm EDT
Toll in Hospital Bombing Near Chechnya Rises to 50
Update: A powerful vehicle bomb blast destroyed
a Russian military hospital near the breakaway republic of Chechnya
Friday, killing at least 50 and wounding some 70 others.
military hospital is located in the North Ossetia town of Mozdok,
considered the headquarters for Russian forces combating separatist
fighters in neighboring Chechnya.
1, 2003, 8:17pm EDT
Blast Destroys Military Hospital Near Chechnya
Update: A powerful vehicle bomb blast leveled
a Russian military hospital near the breakaway republic of Chechnya
Friday, killing at least 33 and wounding at least 35 others, according
to media reports.
25, 2003, 2:33pm EDT
Reportedly Uncovers Terrorist Base; Colonel Convicted of Chechen
Update: Russian authorities claimed Friday
to have uncovered a base near Moscow for suicide bombers in an
"anti-terror" operation they said had prevented planned
attacks. Officials told news agencies they suspect the facility
may be linked to separatists from Chechnya.
a court in southern Russia found an army colonel guilty of the
murder of a young Chechen woman, in a case that tested Moscow's
pledge to crackdown on human rights abuses in war-torn Chechnya.
7, 2003, 1:50pm EDT
Links Suicide Bombings in Moscow to International Terrorist Groups
Update: In the wake of dual suicide bombings
outside of a rock festival in Moscow Saturday, Russian President
Vladimir Putin pledged Monday that his country would not bow to
terrorists and claimed that international organizations are connected
to the Chechen separatists believed to be behind the attack.
6, 2003, 12:40pm EDT
Parliament Approves Limited Chechen Amnesty
parliament gave final approval Friday to a resolution that will
provide partial amnesty for separatist fighters in Chechnya as
part of the Kremlin's plan to stabilize the war-torn Russian republic.
plan cleared the State Duma in Moscow by a vote of 352 to 25 with
one abstention. Under the measure, certain rebel fighters who
hand in their weapons or renounce militant separatism by Sept.
1 will be pardoned of any future legal prosecution.
14, 2003, 5:21pm EDT
Suicide Bombing in Chechnya Kills at Least 14
Update: A second
suicide attack in Chechnya killed at least 14 and wounded dozens
Wednesday, two days after a truck bomb killed at least 59 people
in the northern region of the troubled Russian republic.
13, 2003, 10:33am EDT
Death Toll in Chechnya Truck Bombing Rises
Update: A truck
loaded with explosives ripped apart a government building in northern
Chechnya Monday morning, killing at least 54 people and wounding
dozens more according to local authorities.
9, 2003, 5:25pm EDT
Concerns Loom Large in Chechnya
tense security situation continues to dog the southern Russian
republic of Chechnya, despite efforts by Moscow to reduce the
number of federal forces patrolling the war-torn region and encourage
Chechen refugees to return to their homeland.
17, 2003, 5:25pm EDT
Rejects Bid to Censure Russia on Alleged Chechnya Abuses
Update: The United Nations Human Rights
Commission rejected Wednesday the latest bid by the European Union
to formally censure Russia for alleged human rights violations
in the war-torn republic of Chechnya.
23, 2003, 4:47pm EST
Referendum Held in Chechnya
Update: In battle-scarred cities and refugee
camps, voters in Chechnya participated in a Moscow-backed constitutional
referendum Sunday that Kremlin officials say will help the small
war torn southern Russian republic pave the way to stability and
28, 2003, 3:05pm EST
State Dept. Adds Three Chechen Groups to Terrorist List
Update: The U.S. State Department has officially
added three Chechen groups to its list of organizations that pose
a "significant risk" of committing acts of terrorism,
and will impose strict financial restraints on members of the
groups and those who may support them.
Government Building Bombed in Chechnya
Update: Suicide bombers rammed two trucks packed with explosives
into the headquarters of Chechnya's pro-Moscow government in Grozny,
killing at least 46 people and wounding some 70 others.
Gwen Ifill speaks with Edward Lozansky, president
of American University in Moscow; Celeste Wallander, director
of the Russia and Eurasia program at the Center for Strategic
and International Studies; and Neil Livingstone, chairman of the
Board of Global Options, a security consulting firm, on the aftermath
of this weekend's deadly effort to rescue hundreds of hostages
from a Moscow theater.
Margaret Warner leads a discussion on the hostage situation in
a Moscow theater, with journalist and author Yo'av Karney; Dimitri
Simes, president of the Nixon Center; and Russia analyst Paul
Ray Suarez examines the decade following the collapse
of the Soviet Union with James Billington, Librarian of Congress
and author of The Face of Russia; Marshall Goldman, professor
of Russian economics at Wellesley College and Associate Director
of the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University;
and Katherine Genieva, director general of Russia's State Libraries
and president of The Open Society Institute.
Margaret Warner talks with Anne Nivat, author of Chienne
de Guerre, a book about the war in Chechnya.
Daniel Williams of The Washington Post discusses his
experiences reporting on Chechnya and Russia.
Two experts analyze the ongoing conflict over the breakaway
Former Russian Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar, the first prime minister
after the collapse of the Soviet Union reveals his perspective
on the political turmoil that Russia has undergone from the Kremlin
Another foreign correspondent's discussion, our occasional
conversations with reporters posted overseas with American news
Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders pilots to begin
bombing the Chechen capital of Grozny.
Members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
admonish Russia for using excessive military force against the
breakaway republic of Chechnya.
Advance Toward Chechnya
fighting between Russian military forces and rebels in the breakaway
republic of Chechnya escalates as Russian troops advanced toward
Chechnya's capital city.
An Islamic insurgency from Chechnya is threatening Russia's control
Russian defense minister says conditions are so bad in Russia's
army that soldiers might not follow orders in future crises.
Farnsworth takes a look at who's in charge in Moscow as Russia
once again confronts its breakaway republic of Chechnya.
fire in Chechnya
Margaret Warner leads a discussion on a Chechen cease-fire
proposal and its possible effect on the Russian presidential election
Is Russia entering a protracted war in which neither
side will concede?