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February 16, 2001 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clad in fatigues and a beret, the Chechen commander laughs, kicks one prostrate Russian soldier, waves a pistol in the air, then steps up to a kneeling soldier and shoots him in the head. Salautdin Temirbulatov, 41, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison Thursday on evidence created by his own men: an April 1996 videotape of him executing the soldier, Sergei Mitryayev.
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January 28, 2002 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Russian military helicopter with a deputy interior minister and several other officers aboard exploded and crashed in Chechnya on Sunday, killing all 14 passengers and crew, and first reports indicated that it might have been downed in a rebel attack. Among those killed was Gen.
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March 19, 1995 | MATT BIVENS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If Russian forces have suffered heavy casualties in their three-month war with secessionist Chechnya, they can start by thanking themselves. Across the breakaway republic, Russian troops are selling weapons to the very rebels they have been sent to defeat. "It's nonsense. They sell us weapons that are used to kill them," said Lom-Ali Shamayev, a 34-year-old Chechen businessman with a New York address who bankrolls his own band of 116 guerrillas.
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January 19, 2002 | From Associated Press
A Kremlin aide denied Friday that his office had issued orders to underreport troop casualties in Chechnya. Meanwhile, rebel attacks continued with a car bombing and an assault on a Chechen mayor. Human rights groups have long accused the military of hiding losses in the 28-month-old war in the breakaway republic.
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October 5, 1993 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Following Moscow's bloodiest political battle since the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, the leaders of a 13-day parliamentary rebellion surrendered Monday after tanks punched holes in the Russian White House and left it aflame. As the Parliament building burned, hundreds of "White House defenders" streamed out of the blackened marble fortress with their hands on their heads. Soldiers loyal to President Boris N.
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February 13, 1995 | MATT BIVENS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Olga Ryabtseva was at work, keeping the books at a school in a village in Russia's Krasnodar region, when a strange man from Chechnya called her on the phone about her son. "He said my son was a POW," Ryabtseva remembered. "He said: 'He was wounded, but he's past the worst. Come to our village and get him. We'll meet you.'
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August 5, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Chechen rebels who kidnapped two Russian colonels decapitated them and left their heads at a Russian base in Chechnya, the Kremlin said Friday. The colonels had been seized several days ago in the Vedeno region, deep in the rugged southern mountains where the rebels are concentrated. The rebel Web site on Friday carried a proposal to trade them for a Russian officer accused of raping and killing a Chechen girl.
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September 13, 2000 | Associated Press
Rebels shot and seriously wounded a top Russian general and killed at least six other soldiers in a series of ambushes in Russian-held areas of Chechnya, officials said Tuesday. The rebels shot up Maj. Gen. Anatoly Mikh's car Monday outside Gudermes, the headquarters of Chechnya's pro-Russian administration, Kremlin spokesman Sergei V. Yastrzhembsky said. Mikh was hit by five bullets, while his driver and an officer were also wounded, Yastrzhembsky said.
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August 25, 1999 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian forces took control Tuesday of five Dagestani villages that had been seized nearly three weeks ago by fundamentalist Islamic rebels, though the guerrillas declared that their fighters had pulled out before the Russians moved in. Russian military officials claimed Tuesday to have crushed the rebellion, meeting a two-week deadline that new Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin had set for resolving the crisis in the Caucasus region.
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December 31, 1994 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chechnya's biggest oil refinery complex burned out of control Friday after reportedly being struck by Russian bombers, and Chechen officials warned that the blaze could spread to a nearby tank containing 5,000 tons of explosive ammonia. "If it catches fire, an ecological disaster will hit the entire North Caucasus," a Chechen Foreign Ministry official told Interfax news agency.
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December 1, 2001 | From Associated Press
Russian forces captured a top aide to a prominent Chechen rebel leader, President Vladimir V. Putin said Friday. Abu Sayah, an aide to the Arab warlord who goes by the name Khattab, was seized during a special operation early Friday, Putin said.
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August 30, 2001 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A military convoy rolling past an abandoned car, a sudden blast and at least nine people killed in the explosion and a hail of bullets offered the latest reminder Wednesday of how difficult Russia's quest to impose control over Chechnya has become. The explosion of the booby-trapped car and the ambush that followed in the Chechen village of Oktyabrskoye, reported Wednesday by military officials, was one of the bloodiest incidents in weeks.
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August 26, 2001 | Associated Press
A bomb tore through a market in the Chechen city of Gudermes on Saturday, killing three people, including a 10-year-old boy, and wounding 11, military officials said. The motive was not immediately clear, but the target probably was the nearby base of a Russian elite police force, officials said. All of the victims were civilians, and among the wounded were eight women who had gone to the market to buy supplies, officials said, according to the Interfax news agency.
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August 4, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Chechen rebels ambushed and killed 10 policemen while they were investigating the kidnap and slaying of two colleagues, a spokesman for Russia's Interior Ministry said. Two other policemen were injured. The Interfax news agency said rebels attacked a seven-car police convoy close to the village of Poraboch, Chechnya, sparking a gun battle that lasted about two hours. The police, all local Chechens, were investigating the deaths of a police chief and his policeman son.
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July 14, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A Russian prosecutor confirmed some allegations by Chechen residents, saying that at least 10 civilians were injured by troops who went on a rampage during security sweeps of their villages. "The facts of bodily harm were legally established. There are testimonies, the beatings have been certified by medical experts, and protocols have been composed," said Chechnya's chief civilian prosecutor, Viktor Dakhnov.
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July 10, 2001 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Kremlin's handpicked leader of Chechnya hinted Monday that he will resign unless military officials responsible for a new wave of violence against civilians are brought to justice. It was the strongest statement to date by Akhmad Kadyrov, a Muslim cleric appointed by Moscow a year ago to lead Chechnya's temporary government. And it came as reports of torture and other abuses by Russian troops continued to mount.
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December 30, 1994 | CAREY GOLDBERG and SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Russian bombers hit a giant petroleum complex in Chechnya on Thursday, striking at the oil industry that is this breakaway republic's economic lifeblood. And as Russian warplanes and troops using laser-guided missiles intensified their attacks on the besieged city, Chechen President Dzhokar M. Dudayev reportedly told the Kremlin that he is ready for peace talks.
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January 26, 1997 | VANORA BENNETT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Picking their way through the crowded market past peacetime election banners, the homemakers of this Chechen town are singing along with songs of war. "Why do you Russians tell untruths?" one Mideastern-sounding ditty blares from a stall selling unlabeled cassettes. "The whole world knows you'll never conquer Chechnya. You won't make your homes here; that was ordained long ago. Come here and you'll die like a dog, and you'll die when you're drunk.
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July 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
Gunmen killed the administrator of a village in the breakaway republic of Chechnya in retaliation for the slaying of a rebel warlord, officials said Saturday. The warlord died in one of several Russian search operations that were condemned by an international human rights group. Five masked men shot Alkhan-Kala administrator Ramzan Gasayev at point-blank range Friday night when he opened the door to his house, an official in Chechnya's pro-Moscow administration said.
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April 24, 2001 | AMBERIN ZAMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Richard Adam was enjoying a quiet late-night drink at the bar of his Istanbul hotel when he heard a piercing scream. "I heard this woman's voice screeching, 'He's got a gun!' " recalled the London-based interior designer, who is originally from New York. "I looked up and saw this shiny piece of metal. I thought it was the tip of a very large umbrella, but then I heard this huge guy shouting very loudly, and the next thing I knew everyone was diving for the floor.
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