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  •  Part of the Russian Federation? (4+ / 0-)
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    Like Navajos (or any other grouping) are citizens of the USA... a political description does not automatically mean an ethnic tag...

    Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

    by IreGyre on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 08:36:17 AM PDT

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    •  No, "part of Russia." nt (0+ / 0-)

      Early to rise and early to bed Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead. --Not Benjamin Franklin

      by Boundegar on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 06:01:57 PM PDT

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      •  Russia IS the Russian Federation (0+ / 0-)

        and the Chechens have been independent and or fighting for independence from from outsiders for many centuries... and Czarist Russia which was only a  more recent conqueror, the Bolshevik / Communist regimes after that (especially Stalin... who tried to wipe them out...) and after the fall of the USSR... they attempted to declare independence again and fought two civil wars recently... lost both and terror guerrilla campaigns continue... while a local Russia friendly "governor type and govt. attempt to find a middle ground between extremists and the Russian army and special forces.... not a great history or situation to try and escape from.... and being part of Russia because Russia says so... well the rest of the world accepts that... but for some reason the Chechens probably do not all accept it...

        Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

        by IreGyre on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 08:15:44 AM PDT

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