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July 25th, 2002
Greetings from Grozny
Data: Chechnya, History, and Grozny
1722 First known battle between Chechen fighters and Russian soldiers results in defeat for Peter the Great.
1944 Stalin deports the entire Chechen nation to Siberia and Central Asia as suspected German collaborators.
1991 Chechnya declares its independence.
1994-1996 War with Russia results in de facto independence for Chechnya.
1999-Present Russia re-invades Chechnya. As Russian military losses continue, a refugee crisis builds in neighboring Ingushetia.

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