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Posted inCaucasus, Eastern Europe & Russia, Regions

Chechnya: Too Arrogant, Too Hasty, Too Ill-Prepared

by MICHAEL MIHALKA THE RUSSIAN MILITARY EM-barrassed itself in Chechnya. Much to the surprise of many in the West who had believed in a formidable Russian military machine, Chechen fighters rebuffed the initial 31 December attack on Grozny. Yet while the Grozny fiasco has tarnishes Russia’s reputation, it does not necessarily reflect Russian military effectiveness […]