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31 May 199627 October 1991 – Dzhokhar Dudaev becomes president of Chechnya and declares the republic independent. 2 April 1992 – Dudaev dissolves the Chechen-Ingush Supreme Soviet and declares presidential rule. June 1992 – Chechen-Ingushetiya splits into two components; Ingushetiya remains within the Russian Federation. 2 August 1994 – The Moscow-backed Chechen opposition proclaims itself […]