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Topic - Chechnya
The Chechen Republic ( Noxçiyçö), sometimes referred to as Ichkeria, Chechenistan, Chechnia, Chechenia or Noxçiyn, is a federal subject of Russia. It is located in the southeastern part of Europe, in the Northern Caucasus mountains, in the North Caucasian Federal District. As of 1 January 2010, the population was 1,267,740 (according to Russian State statistics). - Source: Wikipedia
On Oct. 23, 2002, members of the battalion, along with two other Chechen groups seized more than 800 hostages at Moscow's Dubrovka Theater in a dramatic debut for the previously unknown group.
Both Chechnya's Moscow-backed president and the Islamic extremists seeking to overthrow him have distanced themselves in blog postings from the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, claims analysts take seriously.
An apparent arson attack Friday on the offices of leading Israeli soccer club Beitar Jerusalem has put a spotlight on longstanding concerns over growing anti-Arab racism among the nation's soccer fans.
Ruud Gullit has rejected criticism of his decision to coach Chechnyan club Terek Grozny, whose president, former militia leader Ramzan Kadyrov, also is the Kremlin-backed president of Chechnya.
The query from my editor had the merit of being blunt: What's got into Ruud Gullit?