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By Miriam Lanskoy, Ilyas Akhmadov, Zbigniew K. Brzezinski

ISBN-10: 0230105343

ISBN-13: 9780230105348

The Russian-Chechen warfare has been the longest, harshest, and bloodiest clash in Europe when you consider that international struggle II, surpassing even the extent of destruction of Bosnia and Kosovo. Told from the point of view of its former overseas Minister, this uniquely candid account of Chechnya’s fight for independence and its wars opposed to Russia will revise our knowing of the clash and clarify the way it keeps. Ilyas Akhmadov gives you a finished background of the 1st conflict opposed to Russia, the crises inside of Chechen society, the splintering and radicalization of the Chechen management, the incursions into Dagestan, and his personal efforts to lead to peace. The e-book exhibits the most unlikely quandary of the reasonable nationalists in post-Soviet societies, who're challenged by means of radical Islamic ideology, social deprivations, Russian aggression, and foreign overlook.  By giving voice to the moderates, the ebook seeks to shift the stability of their desire.

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In Dagestan, in the town Khasavyurt, Seregin’s column had surrounded by local civilians who pleaded with them to stop. That was when he surrendered. ” I asked him. “I thought that because of the way I behaved, they would simply let me go,” Seregin explained. indd 36 10/5/2010 5:39:11 PM 37 were a couple of times when I was hit. Some people were rude to me, some decent. ” I asked. “I was taken to the Presidential palace in Grozny, I was held with other prisoners in the basement of the palace. ” I continued.

It’s the Warsaw ghetto. Who is keeping track of your particular case? The guys here are not drawing distinctions between who surrendered and under what circumstances. To them you showed up in their city and destroyed it. I agree that you should not have to be a prisoner. indd 37 10/5/2010 5:39:11 PM 38 endure humiliating treatment. What else is there that I can do for you? ” He was apparently deeply touched by my remarks and tears welled up in his eyes and he began to cry. I tried to calm him down.

Even if he’s treated decently, his whole existence depends on factors outside his control, and he feels an incredible amount of stress. Seregin was terribly offended that his act of honor was not appreciated and I couldn’t help but agree with him; I thought he deserved better. I spoke to Maskhadov about Seregin and told him, “The Presidential guards do not answer to me, I am not one of them, and they might misunderstand me. I served in the army for a long time. They just came out to fight against an enemy.

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