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Russia Confronts Chechnya: Roots of a Separatist Conflict by John B. Dunlop

By John B. Dunlop

This e-book offers the historical past essential to comprehend the explanations for the Russian army invasion of Chechnya in December 1994. The heritage of the Chechens is traced rigorously, and their sufferings below the tsars and communists are documented. The position of the Chechen chief, Dudaev, and the breakdown in negotiations in 1994 are tested heavily, because the writer asks no matter if this sour clash might feasibly were kept away from.

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The chief concern of Yaragskii and his followers was to enforce the sharia and to do away with the adat. Only after Muslims had cleansed themselves and turned to the right path could gazavat be declared to free them from foreign rule. The knowledge of Arabic language and culture was promoted by Yaragskii, and that knowledge spread from Dagestan to Chechnya. 95 The exasperation of the Chechens with the Russians began to acquire a religious dimension after the arrival in Chechnya of Mullah Mohammed Mayurtupi from Dagestan in 1824.

The chief concern of Yaragskii and his followers was to enforce the sharia and to do away with the adat. Only after Muslims had cleansed themselves and turned to the right path could gazavat be declared to free them from foreign rule. The knowledge of Arabic language and culture was promoted by Yaragskii, and that knowledge spread from Dagestan to Chechnya. 95 The exasperation of the Chechens with the Russians began to acquire a religious dimension after the arrival in Chechnya of Mullah Mohammed Mayurtupi from Dagestan in 1824.

153. Pipes, Formation, p. 215. The Chechens' encounter with Russia 39 imamate. The Emirate was placed under the nominal rule of the Ottoman sultan. 162 While the Chechens' fate over the first six millennia of their existence had scarcely been a carefree one, their severest ordeal as a people had now arrived. 162 Broxup, "The Last Ghazawat," pp. 114-15. Paul Henze has noted that, today, "The most celebrated holy place in Chechnya is the tomb of Uzun Haji in the aul of Dyshne in Vedeno district. " (See Henze, Islam in the North Caucasus, p.

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