Why even our Kabardians or Chechenes, robbers and ragamuffins though they be, are regular dare-devils for all that.
"A Hero of Our Time" by M. Y. Lermontov
Typical races: Chechens and Lesghians.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 7" by Various
Pressure mounts on Chechen women to adhere to Islamic custom.
For several weeks last summer, men in cars with no license plates — the calling card of the kadyrovsty, former Chechen rebels loyal to Kadyrov — drove around town shooting paintballs at women who weren't wearing headscarves.
On this visit, she was struck by how much the catastrophically bombed Chechen capital had been rebuilt.
"From Chechnya , A cautionary tale" Anna Badkhen writes an Op-Ed for the Boston Globe about the parallels between the enduring Chechen insurgency and the situation in Iraq.
In 2007, she received an international prize named for her friend Anna Politkovskaya, the journalist who was herself gunned down for her crusading reporting about the Chechen war.
Among the most recent cases she publicized was that of Madina Yunusova, 20, who married a suspected Chechen militant last month.
In this Sept 15, 2007 file photo Natalya Estemirova, a human rights activist, seen in the Chechen capital, Grozny, southern Russia.
CBS News Russia Consultant Stephen Cohen discusses terrorism in Russia and the Chechen war with CBS News Correspondent Melissa McDermott.
Under his leadership, Chechen forces won many battles against Russian forces sent to crush Chechen rebels in December 1994, but did not win independence from Russia.
The violence is a set back for the Russian government, which is trying to find a peaceful solution to three and a half years of fighting between Russian forces and Chechen rebels seeking complete independence from Moscow.
Defense Minister Igor Sergeyev conceded today that the 10-month-old offensive against rebels in Chechnya could drag on through the winter and said the Chechens were planning new coordinated attacks.
Putin was elected largely on his reputation as a tough, former intelligence chief who promised to restore Russian pride and defeat the Chechen rebels.
Russian forces have stormed the last Chechen stronghold in the mountains.
Foreign criticism of the treatment of Chechen detainees is both unfounded and unfair.
The real story is that, after losing their last big mountain base, Shatoi, the Chechen fighters have moved north and east.