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Globe Editorial

The Chechens' long war

July 11, 2006

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THE DEATH OF Shamil Basayev, a Chechen rebel commander responsible for horrific terrorist acts, is being trumpeted by Russian President Vladimir Putin not merely as reprisal for Basayev's atrocities, but as a fatal blow to the Chechen independence movement. Russians who still mourn the 331 people killed in the 2004 Beslan hostage-taking may feel that Putin was vibrating to their ... (Full article: 454 words)

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