by Elizabeth Fuller VARIOUSLY DESCRIBED AS a fanatical nationalist, a pious Muslim, and a sincere and courageous military commander, Shamil Basaev is already well on his way to becoming a legend for his role in the Budennovsk hostage-taking. As is the case with many legendary figures, little is known about Basaev’s background, and the details […]

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