Boris Yeltsin was laid to rest in Moscow's famed Novodevichy Cemetery on Wednesday, after a ceremony at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in the first full Orthodox funeral for a Russian leader since the death of Czar Alexander III…
Anna Politkovskaya, known for her reporting of human rights abuses by the Russian military and the plight of civilians in Chechnya, was gunned down Saturday in Moscow. Colleague Nina Ognianova discusses the murder and reflects on Politkovskaya's career in journalism.
Terrorist incidents in Afghanistan, Iraq and Chechnya over the past few days included attacks on coalition forces abroad and the assassination of Chechen militia leader Shamil Basayev.
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Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, Russia's most notorious and wanted man, was killed Monday when a truck filled with dynamite exploded near his convoy.
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A Russian judge sentenced the only known surviving hostage-taker of the 2004 Beslan school siege to life in prison, prompting an angry outburst from mothers of some of the victims who stormed the cage where the Chechen militant stood.
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.
Chechens who went to the polls Sunday elected a new Kremlin-backed President, Alu Alkhanov, who has been threatened by rebels and whose victory was condemned by watch groups.
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.
By PBS NewsHour
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.
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.
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