A predominantly Muslim region in southern Russia, which declared its independence from Russia after the breakup of the Soviet Union. After unsuccessfully invading Chechnya in 1994, Russia renewed its attack in 1999 and took the capital city, Grozny. But Chechen guerrillas (see guerrilla warfare) continue to harass Russian troops in Chechnya. Russians believe that Chechens have been behind terrorist attacks in Moscow. (See terrorism.) Most nations recognize Chechnya as part of Russia.
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How to use Chechnya in a sentence
The lawyers decided to stay in Chechnya and demand investigation of illegal actions against them and their office.
He called for the homes of their families to be leveled “to the ground” and their relatives to be exiled from Chechnya.
It was a sleepless night in Chechnya for two lawyers from the Russian town of Orenburg, Sergei Babinets and Dmitriy Dimitriyev.
Those images from the Grozny offices were transferred immediately to colleagues outside Chechnya.
Kadyrov then declared himself to be “the main human rights defender” in Chechnya.