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  • Celebrities slammed for attending Chechen concert

    An international human rights watchdog lambasted an Oscar-winning actress and other Western celebrities on Wednesday for attending a concert held on the birthday of Chechnya's Kremlin-backed leader, who has been accused of grave rights abuses.

  • ** FILE ** Ramzan Kadyrov, clad in a traditional Chechen costume, dances in Chechnya's provincial capital, Grozny. He has described himself as a protector of Russia's unity, but Chechens live in fear of his authoritarian rule. (Associated Press)

    Kadyrov's rule inspires fear in Chechnya

    Rights activists say people suspected of having ties to militants are still being abducted by forces loyal to Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov, who runs the mostly Muslim republic in southern Russia like his personal fiefdom.

  • Embassy Row

    Drunken politicians. Smiling warlords. Twirling gypsies. Thousands of U.S. dollars littered on the dance floor. The bridegroom's father with a gold-plated automatic pistol tucked in his pants. A classic Rolls-Royce Silver Phantom.

  • Special Force officers examine the scene after a bomb blast in front of a Chechen parliament complex in Grozny, Chechnya, southern Russia, on Tuesday. Insurgents stormed the parliament complex, and one set off a bomb at the gates. (Associated Press)

    Militants storm Chechnya's parliament

    Islamic insurgents including a suicide bomber stormed Chechnya's parliament on Tuesday, leaving six people dead and 17 injured in one of the most brazen attacks on the provincial capital in months, officials said.

  • Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov's personal security officers inspect houses in Tsentoroi, Mr. Kadyrov's home village, shortly after a shootout between the security officers and suspected separatist insurgents in this image made from television on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010. The sign in the bottom of the screen reads: "Video from Chechen President's Press Service." (AP Photo/NTV Russian Channel)

    19 dead in shootout in Russia's Caucasus

    A shootout between the Chechen president's personal protection detail and suspected separatist insurgents left 19 people dead early Sunday, including five civilians, officials and media reports said.

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