Chechnya Essays

  • Chechnya

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    Chechnya The Continuing Conflict Chechnya is situated in the Caucasus Mountains, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. It is surrounded by Dagestan to the east, Georgia and South Ossetia to the south, Russia to the north and North Ossetia in the west. Chechnya is rich in mineral oil and produced twenty million tons per year before the disintegration of the Soviet Union. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 created the opportunity for the Russian provinces to declare their independence

  • Chechnya

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    The National Anthem Of Chechnya Death or Freedom came onto this earth when the wolf cubs began to whine under the she-wolf’s feet. Our names were picked for us at day-break while the lion roared. Our gentle mothers nurtured us in our eagle nests. And our fathers taught us to tame the oxen of the forests. Our mothers dedicated us to our Nation and our Homeland. And we shall rise up to the last one if our nation needs us. We grew up free as the eagles, princes of the mountains. There is no threshold

  • Chechnya Speech

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    the education is not great and that Chechnya is extremely poor. Out of Chechnya's population of 1 million people, only 570,000 people know how to read and write. That could explain why the unemployment rate is 80%. You have to know how to read and write to have a job. Since more than 800,000 people don't have a job,

  • The Black Widows of Chechnya: Overview and Motivation

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    stereotypical reasons for their actions offered in the media. I discovered that their reality and motivation is complex, based on past and recent history of Chechnya and the culture of indigenous Chechen society. To better understand the current situation, it is important to understand the relationship between Chechnya and Russia. Prior to 1994, Chechnya was a secular Muslim “state” within the former USSR and the Russian Federations. As the Russian Federation began to assume its standing in the place

  • Greetings from Grozny

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    escalation between Russia and Chechnya during the Second Chechen war in May 2002. The conflict between the two nations centered on independence and conquest. Culture marks the different perspectives of each nation about the war. The Chechens viewed the war as a political game, where they act as puns (Greetings from Grozny, 2002). Russians, on the other hand, viewed the war as a security operation, because they want to justify their occupations of Chechnya. Why do they want Chechnya? To fully understand the

  • A Personalized Sergei Bodrov

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    2011. Larsen, Susan. "National Identity, Cultural Authority, and the Post-Soviet Blockbuster: Nikita Mikhalkov and." Slavic Revie (2003): 491-511. Metaweb. Freebase. 29 March 2011. 2 April 2011. Smith, Sebastian. Allah's mountains: the Battle for Chechnya. New York: Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2006.

  • Causes Of The Chechen-Russian Conflict

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    game of cat and mouse between Russia and Chechnya. While the reasons for the first conflict obviously catalyzed and opened the way for the second conflict, both of the wars can be seen in the same light in that they stemmed from the same origins, including resentment of legitimacy, incompetent political leadership, and extreme conditions in Chechnya. I will additionally consider alternative explanations, such as the rise of radical Islam in post 1996 Chechnya and how it led to and exacerbated the causes

  • Chechen Wars

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    between Russia and Chechnya, only Russia is internationally recognized as a state. The wars themselves are historically divided into two periods, 1994-1996 and 1999 to present day. Yet, this has only been one war, one that lasted over a decade, where the only thing that changed is the ideologies of fighting. To understand why the fighting continues to present day, we must first look at the historical events, which led to the first conflict. With, the incorporation of Chechnya into Russia by Alexander

  • Chechen Dancer: Makhmud Esambayev

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    the largest villages in Chechnya. Chechens are the world's most ancient people with a very unique anthropological type and culture. Culturaly, Chechnya is represented by dozens of ethnic communities. The Ingushis, Kumyks, Russians and Nogais have formed the largest ethnic communities. In addition to them, there are also thousands of ethnic Armenians, Jews, Ukrainians, Avars, Tartars Georgians, Azeris, Kurds, Andis, Lezgians, Circassians, Ossetes, Dargwas and Laks in Chechnya that have contributed to

  • Boston Marathon Bombings

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    The Tsarnaev brothers carry backpacks to two locations near the finish line on Boylston Street. Tamerlan, the older brother, placed his bomb near the finish line at 2:42 p.m. just seven minutes before the first blast. He placed the backpack so the lid of the pressure cooker faced the crowd to cause the most damage (Nova, 2013). Just four minutes before the first blast, the younger brother, Dzhokhar positioned his device near the Forum restaurant. At 2:50 p.m. the cheers turn to terror as the

  • Russia

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    causes. ANALYSIS: The reforms taken after Russia’s disintegration have yet to be proved fruitful. The economy is in no better shape then before and politically Russia has great set backs in the name of the ongoing war with Muslim freedom fighters in Chechnya. “The most important factor that needs to be established is economic growth. Successful economic development will ease the transition and enable violence and dissention among the races very avoidable. If resources are abundant and properly distributed

  • Invasion Of The Caucasus Essay

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    located between the Caspian and the Black Sea. The Caucasus is a compact and diverse region. The Caucasus is divided into north and South, North Caucasus have 7 republics, which are North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Adygea, Dagestan Chechnya and Karachay–Cherkessia. South Caucasus has three independent republics, which are Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan Small States. The 7 republics in North Caucasus are part of the Russian Federation. Most people loving in North Caucasus were against

  • Chechen Country's Veto Power

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    intervened is more than likely for economic reasons. In this situation, the UN veto policy is probably doing more harm than good since the Tibetan people have been politely asking for autonomy for years. On the other hand, the issues between Russia and Chechnya show that the veto power is also able to do good in the world. Even if other countries knew how the Chechen people were trying to obtain independence, they may fail to veto the Chechen peoples’ request due to the general dislike of Russia. In this

  • Why Did Joseph Stalin Change The Soviet Union

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    While the second world war was coming to a close, Joseph Stalin, of the Soviet union was one of the major powers. He had gained enough power to persuade and influence many people and nations. This persuasion allowed him to create a communist/totalitarian state where he brutally punished his own people. Towards the end of the Second World War he had enough power and persuasive capability to claim 15 Eastern European nations under the empire of the Soviet Union. He promised in the Yalta Conference

  • Convention of Human Rights

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    declared its independence after the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991. In 1994, Russia tried to regain control of Chechnya through military intervention, but it could not succeed, so in 1996 was declared a cease-fire between the two countries . In 1997, Aslan Maskhadov was elected a separate president of Chechnya. Therefore, Russia has aerial bombing runs in many parts of Chechnya and it did not take into account the human rights which are mentioned in the Charter . The cost of war was consequences

  • Analyzing Motives Behind the Boston Marathon Attack

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    of tribalism and homegrown terrorism merged” (Ahmed, 2013). The Tsarnaev brothers are from the Tsarnaev clan of a small village in Chechnya titled Chiri-Yurt. Many Chechens were forced to emigrate to Kyrgyzstan under the rule of Stalin during World War II in 1944. Although the brothers grew up in Kyrgyzstan for most of their early life, they spent a year in Chechnya in 1994. There has been terrorism linked to Chechen fighters before (an attack on a Moscow theater, 2002, and a siege on a school in

  • Sergei Bodrov Prisoner Of The Mountains

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    1996 movie, Prisoner of the Mountains, which takes place towards the end of the First Chechen War, Sergei Bodrov captures the complex relationship, one of mutual and engrained hatred, between Russia and Chechnya. The film provides an inside perspective into the conflict between Russia and Chechnya through the eyes of Vania and Sacha, two captured Russian soldiers. Not only does Sergei Bodrov focus on the war and battles between the two sides, but he also cultivates the underside of the conflict, the

  • Warlords and Regime Change

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    Marten studies the impact of warlords through four different case studies, each pertaining to different time periods and regions: Pakistan’s Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA), Georgia’s Upper Kodori and Ajara regions, Russia’s province of Chechnya, and the United States’ support of Sunni warlords in Iraq. According to Marten, warlords are “individuals who control small pieces of territory using a combination of force and patronage” and that they “rule in defiance of genuine state sovereignty

  • Essay On Joseph Stalin

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    "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors," thus opening a new, dark chapter in the history of gay rights in Russia.” (Russia’s). Based on the signed bill, the government is limiting rights of gays, lesbians etc. Even though Putin invaded Chechnya and does not support gays and lesbians, he is commended for world peace. A program in Russia that proposes peace, nominated him for the NobelPeace Price because of his nonviolent way to punish Syria for using nuclear weapons. “The nomination came

  • The Post-Soviet Reemergence of the Russian Empire

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    to once again have political, economic and security control over the area today known as the Caucasus. Principally, Russia wants to have political control over the area consisting of the lands of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Georgia and Chechnya as well as the Caspian Sea. Furthermore, it is an objective to reap profit from this resource-rich area to stabilize Russia’s economy. Additionally, Russia wants to ensure the security of its power in the Middle East. In order to achieve these motives