31 May 1996 27 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 […]

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