First Chechen War (1991)
Second Chechen War (1999)
- Widespread oppression under authoritarian government
"Chechen leader tells soldiers to fire on unapproved Russian troops in region." The Guardian, 23 April 2015. Web. 4 May 2015. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/23/chech...
- Chechens: Ethnic Muslim minority seeking independence from Russia
- Years of sporadic violence: bombings, riots, targeted assassinations
- Increased autonomy has failed to stabilize the region