Caucasian Nations

During the summer of 1999, most Western journalists were focused on the NATO bombings in Belgrade ending the war in Kosovo, but on the other side of the Black Sea, the second war in Chechnya was beginning under a bombing campaign by the Russian Federation. While the Balkans and the Caucasus are geographically and politically isolated, they are not exempt from wider conflicts involving religious and criminal networks. As Majnat Kurbanova reports, the indigenous Caucasian nations promise to destabilize Russia until their aspirations for statehood are met.

~ by Jay Taber on November 12, 2010.

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