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2006-07-10 08:53:05

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's most wanted man, Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev, was killed during an overnight operation by special forces, the state security chief told President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

2006-03-04 07:37:23

GROZNY, Russia (Reuters) - Ramzan Kadyrov, a strongman accused of mass human rights abuses, was appointed head of Chechnya's pro-Moscow government on Saturday. Kadyrov heads a militia that rights groups accuse of feeding the cycle of violence in Chechnya.

2006-02-28 04:57:23

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The prime minister in Chechnya's pro-Moscow administration resigned on Tuesday, clearing the way for local strongman Ramzan Kadyrov -- who critics blame for repeated human rights abuses -- to replace him.

2005-11-27 03:26:13

GROZNY, Russia (Reuters) - Chechens were voting on Sunday for a regional assembly that is unlikely to appease anti-Moscow rebels but is expected to cement the power of a local pro-Russian strongman. The poll marks the end of a unilateral peace plan drawn up by Moscow for the turbulent region.

2005-11-18 03:13:58

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Chechen Prime Minister Sergei Abramov is in hospital after suffering serious injuries in a car crash in Moscow, NTV television said on Friday, days before a regional election. "His condition is ... serious, but stable," NTV said.

2005-10-14 05:24:37

By Oleg Shchedrov NALCHIK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian security forces said on Friday they had all but wiped out the remnants of a rebel force that tried to storm a Caucasus town in an attack that raised doubts about the Kremlin's control in the region.

2005-10-13 07:27:32

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - Chechen fighters launched a huge attack on police and army buildings in a southern Russia town on Thursday in a brazen operation that killed dozens and challenged Kremlin assertions it had the turbulent Caucasus under control.

2005-10-13 01:45:34

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked a police headquarters and other government buildings in a Russian province near rebel Chechnya on Thursday and a battle was raging in the town, Russian news agencies reported.

2005-10-13 01:11:17

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked the police headquarters and other government buildings in a Russian province near rebel Chechnya region on Thursday and a battle was raging in the town, news agencies reported.

2005-08-20 07:58:35

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (Reuters) - A police car was blown up in the Russian region of Dagestan near Chechnya on Saturday, killing at least two police officers, a Reuters witness said.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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