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Russia Confronts Chechnya

Russia Confronts Chechnya
Roots of a Separatist Conflict


  • Date Published: October 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521636193

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  • In this book John Dunlop provides an understanding of the background to the Russian invasion of Chechnya in December 1994, tracing events from 4,000 BC to the time of the invasion. The historic encounter between Chechens and Russians, first during pre-Petrine, and then with imperial Russia, is carefully examined. The genocide and oppression endured by the Chechens under the communists is discussed in detail. The convulsive 'Chechen Revolution' of 1991, which brought General Dzhokhar Dudaev to power, is described, as are internal developments within Chechnya during 1992–4. The author traces the negotiation process between the Russian Federation and secessionist Chechnya, elucidating the reasons for the breakdown of the quest for a peaceful resolution of the conflict.

    • Authoritative but concise study of the background to the Chechnya conflict, post-Soviet Russia's most bitter 'internal' war
    • Takes a broad historical sweep, examining the relationship between Chechens and Russia from 4,000 BC to today
    • Dunlop is a well-known scholar of Russian history and politics. His recent book 'The Rise of Russia and the Fall of the Soviet Union' (Princeton 1993) was one of the best books on the collapse of communism
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    ' … this excellent book provides valuable background to the ongoing tragedy in the Russian North Caucasus.' Matthew Evangelista, Slavic Review

    ' … this excellent book provides valuable background to the ongoing tragedy in the Russian Caucasus.' Slavic Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521636193
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • contains: 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The Chechens encounter Russia
    2. Soviet genocide
    3. The eruption of the 'Chechen Revolution'
    4. Dudaev in power, 1992–4
    5. Russia confronts secessionist Chechnya, 1992–4.

  • Author

    John B. Dunlop, Stanford University, California

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