Russia’s Wars in Chechnya 1994–2009


Author: Mark Galeotti
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782002790
Category: History
Page: 96
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In this fully illustrated book an expert on the conflicts traces the progress of the wars in Chechnya, from the initial Russian advance through to urban battles such as Grozny, and the prolonged guerrilla warfare in the mountainous regions. He assesses how the wars have torn apart the fabric of Chechen society and their impact on Russia itself. Featuring specially drawn full-colour mapping and drawing upon a wide range of sources, this succinct account explains the origins, history and consequences of Russia's wars in Chechnya, shedding new light on the history – and prospects – of the troubled region.

Russia's Wars in Chechnya, 1994-2009


Author: Mark Galeotti
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781472822420
Category: Chechni︠a︡ (Russia)
Page: 96
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"In this fully illustrated book an expert on the conflicts traces the progress of the wars in Chechnya, from the initial Russian advance through to urban battles such as Grozny, and the prolonged guerrilla warfare in the mountainous regions. He assesses how the wars have torn apart the fabric of Chechen society and their impact on Russia itself. Featuring specially drawn full-colour mapping and drawing upon a wide range of sources, this succinct account explains the origins, history and consequences of Russia's wars in Chechnya, shedding new light on the history - and prospects - of the troubled region."--Bloomsbury Publishing.

Publications Combined: Russia's Regular And Special Forces In The Regional And Global War On Terror


Author: N.A
Publisher: Jeffrey Frank Jones
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 2427
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Over 2,400 total pages ... Russian outrage following the September 2004 hostage disaster at North Ossetia’s Beslan Middle School No.1 was reflected in many ways throughout the country. The 52-hour debacle resulted in the death of some 344 civilians, including more than 170 children, in addition to unprecedented losses of elite Russian security forces and the dispatch of most Chechen/allied hostage-takers themselves. It quickly became clear, as well, that Russian authorities had been less than candid about the number of hostages held and the extent to which they were prepared to deal with the situation. Amid grief, calls for retaliation, and demands for reform, one of the more telling reactions in terms of hardening public perspectives appeared in a national poll taken several days after the event. Some 54% of citizens polled specifically judged the Russian security forces and the police to be corrupt and thus complicit in the failure to deal adequately with terrorism, while 44% thought that no lessons for the future would be learned from the tragedy. This pessimism was the consequence not just of the Beslan terrorism, but the accumulation of years of often spectacular failures by Russian special operations forces (SOF, in the apt US military acronym). A series of Russian SOF counterterrorism mishaps, misjudgments, and failures in the 1990s and continuing to the present have made the Kremlin’s special operations establishment in 2005 appear much like Russia’s old Mir space station—wired together, unpredictable, and subject to sudden, startling failures. But Russia continued to maintain and expand a large, variegated special operations establishment which had borne the brunt of combat actions in Afghanistan, Chechnya, and other trouble spots, and was expected to serve as the nation’s principal shield against terrorism in all its forms. Known since Soviet days for tough personnel, personal bravery, demanding training, and a certain rough or brutal competence that not infrequently violated international human rights norms, it was supposed that Russian special operations forces—steeped in their world of “threats to the state” and associated with once-dreaded military and national intelligence services—could make valuable contributions to countering terrorism. The now widely perceived link between “corrupt” special forces on the one hand, and counterterrorism failures on the other, reflected the further erosion of Russia’s national security infrastructure in the eyes of both Russian citizens and international observers. There have been other, more ambiguous, but equally unsettling dimensions of Russian SOF activity as well, that have strong internal and external political aspects. These constitute the continuing assertions from Russian media, the judicial system, and other Federal agencies and officials that past and current members of the SOF establishment have organized to pursue interests other than those publicly declared by the state or allowed under law. This includes especially the alleged intent to punish by assassination those individuals and groups that they believe have betrayed Russia. The murky nature of these alleged activities has formed a backdrop to other problems in the special units.

Armies of Russia's War in Ukraine


Author: Mark Galeotti
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472833457
Category: History
Page: 64
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In February 2014, street protests in Kiev and other Ukrainian cities led to the ousting of the Russian-backed President Yanukovych. The so-called Euromaidan Revolution saw many changes to Ukraine's constitution, but the violent reaction in the east and south of the country led to armed counter-revolution, unofficially backed by Russia. This conflict is the essential example of Russia's new policy of 'hybrid warfare', which blends propaganda, misinformation, and the deployment of 'deniable' Special Forces and regular troops alongside proxies and mercenaries to achieve its strategic ends. Using his extensive contacts in both Russia and Ukraine, and access to a mass of official and unofficial sources, Mark Galeotti presents a thorough and intriguing primer on all the forces involved in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Supported by specially commissioned artwork, he analyses both the progress of the war, and what it teaches us about Russia's current military capabilities.

The Great Bear at War

The Russian and Soviet Army, 1917–Present
Author: Chris McNab
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472836545
Category: History
Page: 384
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From the chaos of the civil war to the political manoeuvring of the Cold War, Russia's armed forces have shaped the future not only of Russia but of countless other countries around the globe. The Great Bear at War: The Russian and Soviet Army, 1917–Present explores the development and struggles of Soviet and Russian armed forces across the numerous conflicts which mark its history. It charts the great historical events that have defined the Red/Russian Army, especially World War II and the Cold War, but also the post-communist insurgencies and wars in which the Russian military has redeveloped its outlook and mission. The post-Soviet development of the Russian military into a modern force is explored in detail, including its controversial campaigns in Chechnya (1999–2009), Georgia (2008), and Ukraine (from 2014). Sewn into the narrative are details about the equipment, uniforms, training, service conditions and weaponry of the Soviet/Russian soldiers, bringing personal experience and technological context to the broader history. At a time when the world is closely focused upon Russian military behaviour, The Great Bear at War is both timely and fascinating.

Die Farbe des Krieges


Author: Arkadij Babčenko
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783499245374
Category:
Page: 255
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Tschetschenien

die Wahrheit über den Krieg
Author: Anna S. Politkovskaja
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596179299
Category:
Page: 326
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Freier Fall


Author: Nicolai Lilin
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518747800
Category: Fiction
Page: 399
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Weil er widerspenstig ist und eine kriminelle Vergangenheit hat, wird der achtzehnjährige Kolima zu den »Saboteuren« eingezogen, einer Spezialeinheit der russischen Armee für Aufträge hinter den feindlichen Linien. Er wird zum Scharfschützen ausgebildet. Seine Fluchtversuche werden vereitelt. Es folgen zwei Jahre Einsatz in Tschetschenien. Nach der Entlassung irrt er durch seine Heimatstadt Bender, schlaflos, voller Haß und Unrast, nicht ohne eine perverse Sehnsucht nach den klaren Verhältnissen des schmutzigen Krieges. Schließlich fährt er nach Sibirien, in der Hoffnung auf Besänftigung durch Einsamkeit und Natur. Nicolai Lilins „Freier Fall“ ist eine detaillierte und grausame Kriegserzählung, der schonungslose Bericht eines Tschetschenien-Kämpfers, der einerseits zwangsrekrutiert wurde, das Regime und dessen Krieg haßt – andererseits aber professionell und erfolgreich mitgemacht hat.

Der Engel von Grosny

Tschetschenien und seine Kinder
Author: Åsne Seierstad
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783100725240
Category:
Page: 407
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Polinas Tagebuch


Author: Polina Scherebzowa
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644119619
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 576
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Neun Jahre alt war Polina Scherebzowa, als in Grosny Krieg ausbrach. In diesem Jahr, 1994, begann sie ihr Tagebuch, das sie zehn Jahre lang und über einen zweiten Konflikt hinaus führte. Es ist eine fesselnde Chronik vom Leben in Zeiten des Krieges, von der Schönheit und Grausamkeit des Daseins, die Polina stilistisch glänzend und mit der tiefen Lakonie eines Kindes, später einer jungen Frau beschreibt. Und mit ganz eigenem Blick: Polina ist Tochter einer Russin und eines Tschetschenen; sie wird von einer russischen Bombe verletzt, in der Schule beschimpft man sie dennoch als «Russenschwein». Zugleich bleibt Polina ein Kind, sucht Salamander, ärgert sich, weil sie das einzige verkleidete Rotkäppchen unter lauter Schneeflocken ist. Sie lernt, mit dem Schrecklichen umzugehen – den Angriffen und Anfeindungen; der kleinen tschetschenischen Kämpferin mit dem MG; dem verwundeten Soldaten, der ein Kind bittet, ihn zu erlösen. Währenddessen erlebt Polina den Alltag eines Teenagers, Streit mit der Mutter, die erste Liebe. Der düstere Hintergrund lässt die Poesie dieser Jugend nur umso stärker leuchten. Ein Dokument von großer Wahrhaftigkeit, eine Geschichte vom Erwachsenwerden in schwieriger Zeit, ein berührendes, hochliterarisches Tagebuch – eine Entdeckung.

Die Vierte Politische Theorie


Author: Alexander Dugin
Publisher: Arktos
ISBN: 1907166629
Category: Political Science
Page: 238
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Alle politischen Systeme der Moderne sind die Ergebnisse dreier unterschiedlicher Ideologien: Die erste und älteste ist die liberale Demokratie, die zweite ist der Marxismus und die dritte ist der Faschismus. Die zwei letzteren sind längst gescheitert und aus der Geschichte ausgeschieden; die erstere fungiert nicht mehr als Ideologie, sondern als etwas Selbstverständliches. Die Welt befindet sich heute am Rand einer postpolitischen Realität, in der die Werte des Liberalismus so tief eingewurzelt sind, daß sich der Durchschnittsmensch der Wirkung einer Ideologie in seiner Umwelt gar nicht bewußt ist. So droht der Liberalismus den politischen Diskurs zu monopolisieren, die Welt mit einer universalistischen Gleichheit zu überschwemmen und alles zu vernichten, was die verschiedenen Kulturen und Völker einzigartig macht. Laut Alexander Dugin bedarf es, um diesem Schicksal zu entgehen, einer vierten Ideologie, welche in den Scherben der ersten drei nach etwaigen brauchbaren Elementen sucht, doch selbst innovativ und einzigartig bleibt. Dugin bietet für diese neue Theorie nicht Punkt für Punkt ein Programm, sondern zeichnet in Umrissen den Rahmen, in dem sie sich entwickeln könnte und die Thematik, die sie behandeln muß. Die Vierte Politische Theorie soll die Mittel und Begriffe der Moderne gegen sie anwenden, um gegenüber der Kommerzialisierung eine Rückkehr der kulturellen Vielfalt, der traditionellen Weltanschauungen aller Völker der Welt zu zeitigen - und das in einem völlig neuen Kontext. Geschrieben von einem Wissenschaftler, der die Ausrichtung heutiger russischer Geopolitik aktiv beinflußt, ist Die Vierte Politische Theorie eine Einführung in eine Idee, die die politische Zukunft der Welt verändern könnte.

Terror in Chechnya

Russia and the Tragedy of Civilians in War
Author: Emma Gilligan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400831760
Category: History
Page: 288
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Terror in Chechnya is the definitive account of Russian war crimes in Chechnya. Emma Gilligan provides a comprehensive history of the second Chechen conflict of 1999 to 2005, revealing one of the most appalling human rights catastrophes of the modern era--one that has yet to be fully acknowledged by the international community. Drawing upon eyewitness testimony and interviews with refugees and key political and humanitarian figures, Gilligan tells for the first time the full story of the Russian military's systematic use of torture, disappearances, executions, and other punitive tactics against the Chechen population. In Terror in Chechnya, Gilligan challenges Russian claims that civilian casualties in Chechnya were an unavoidable consequence of civil war. She argues that racism and nationalism were substantial factors in Russia's second war against the Chechens and the resulting refugee crisis. She does not ignore the war crimes committed by Chechen separatists and pro-Moscow forces. Gilligan traces the radicalization of Chechen fighters and sheds light on the Dubrovka and Beslan hostage crises, demonstrating how they undermined the separatist movement and in turn contributed to racial hatred against Chechens in Moscow. A haunting testament of modern-day crimes against humanity, Terror in Chechnya also looks at the international response to the conflict, focusing on Europe's humanitarian and human rights efforts inside Chechnya.

Russia's Chechen War


Author: Tracey C. German
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134432496
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
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Widespread media interest into the Chechen conflict reflects an ongoing concern about the evolution of federal Russia. Why did the Russian leadership initiate military action against Chechnya in December 1994 but against no other constituent part of the Federation? This study demonstrates that the Russian invasion represented the culmination of a crisis that was perceived to have become an increasing threat not only to the stability of the North Caucasus region, but also to the very foundations of Russian security. It looks closely at the Russian Federation in transition, following the collapse of the communist Soviet Union, and the implications of the 1991 Chechen Declaration of Independence in the context of Russia's democratisation project.

Russisches Tagebuch


Author: Anna S. Politkovskaja
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596179282
Category:
Page: 458
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The Military and the State in Central Asia

From Red Army to Independence
Author: Erica Marat
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135256144
Category: Political Science
Page: 176
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The military played a pivotal role in the political development, state functions, foreign policy and the daily lives of the people in the Central Asian states from the early twentieth century until the present. This book is the first major, in-depth study of the military institutions in Central Asian states. It examines their hidden story, the different stages of their development from the early twentieth century until the present, and the influence they had on the state and society. It effectively combines history, sociology of the military and political science and provides deeper insights into how recently formed states function. By concentrating extensively on the military, this book is an important and a timely contribution to a wide range of disciplines including Central Asian studies, and post-colonial state and nation-building studies.

Twentieth-Century Europe

A Brief History, 1900 to the Present
Author: N.A
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118651383
Category: History
Page: 416
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Twentieth-Century Europe: A Brief History presents readers with a concise and accessible survey of the most significant themes and political events that shaped European history in the 20th and 21st centuries. Features updates that include a new chapter that reviews major political and economic trends since 1989 and an extensively revised chapter that emphasizes the intellectual and cultural history of Europe since World War II Organized into brief chapters that are suitable for traditional courses or for classes in non-traditional courses that allow for additional material selected by the professor Includes the addition of a variety of supplemental materials such as chronological timelines, maps, and illustrations

Broad Is My Native Land

Repertoires and Regimes of Migration in Russia's Twentieth Century
Author: Lewis H. Siegelbaum,Leslie Page Moch
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801455138
Category: History
Page: 440
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Whether voluntary or coerced, hopeful or desperate, people moved in unprecedented numbers across Russia’s vast territory during the twentieth century. Broad Is My Native Land is the first history of late imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet Russia through the lens of migration. Lewis H. Siegelbaum and Leslie Page Moch tell the stories of Russians on the move, capturing the rich variety of their experiences by distinguishing among categories of migrants—settlers, seasonal workers, migrants to the city, career and military migrants, evacuees and refugees, deportees, and itinerants. So vast and diverse was Russian political space that in their journeys, migrants often crossed multiple cultural, linguistic, and administrative borders. By comparing the institutions and experiences of migration across the century and placing Russia in an international context, Siegelbaum and Moch have made a magisterial contribution to both the history of Russia and the study of global migration. The authors draw on three kinds of sources: letters to authorities (typically appeals for assistance); the myriad forms employed in communication about the provision of transportation, food, accommodation, and employment for migrants; and interviews with and memoirs by people who moved or were moved, often under the most harrowing of circumstances. Taken together, these sources reveal the complex relationship between the regimes of state control that sought to regulate internal movement and the tactical repertoires employed by the migrants themselves in their often successful attempts to manipulate, resist, and survive these official directives.

Russia and its Near Neighbours


Author: M. Freire,R. Kanet
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230390161
Category: Political Science
Page: 295
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Russia has recently re-emerged as the dominant political, economic and military actor in former Soviet nations. Kanet and Freire bring together a stellar cast of contributors to consider Russia's recent return as a major regional and international actor and its likely future policy toward its neighbours.