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APR 12, 2015 - Associated Press

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Chechen commander in Ukraine drawn into Russian intrigue

LYSYCHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — From a dimly lit room at his base in eastern Ukraine, the commander of a battalion of Chechens fighting Russia-backed rebels looked shaken as TV broadcast news of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov's slaying. Adam Osmayev hailed Nemtsov as a "true hero" both for condemning Russia's war against separatists in Chechnya and for decrying Russian intervention ...

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APR 09, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Relative Believes Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Innocent Of Boston Marathon Bombing

GROZNY, Russia (AP) — A U.S. jury found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of the Boston Marathon bombing, and his own lawyer admitted it in court, but a relative said Thursday that she remains convinced that he and his now-dead elder brother had no reason to carry out such a terrorist attack. Tsarnaev was found guilty on Wednesday of all 30 counts ...

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APR 07, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Supporters Commemorate Kremlin Critic Nemtsov's Murder

MOSCOW (AP) — Several hundred people gathered Tuesday just outside the Kremlin walls to commemorate 40 days since the killing of a Russian opposition politician that shook the country. Boris Nemtsov was shot dead late evening on Feb. 27 as he was walking just outside the Kremlin. It remains unclear who organized the attack. The bridge where Nemtsov was gunned ...

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APR 01, 2015 - Foreign Affairs

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A Chechen War by Proxy

Two Old Rivals Fight on—In Ukraine April 1, 2015 Nicholas Waller Summary:  A decade after overt hostilities between Russia and Chechen separatists ended in the Caucasus, two old foes clash once again, this time in Ukraine. Twenty years after Russia invaded Chechnya to crush a fledgling independence movement, the two sides are once again facing off. This time around, their ...

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