Do you know Chechnya? Take the quiz

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When Chechnya made headlines in April 2013 as the ancestral land of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, the news dredged up memories of terrorist attacks in Russia orchestrated in the name of Chechen independence. How much do you know about Chechen-Russian relations – about the years of war with Russia and heavy-handed policies of a Moscow-installed strongman? And what else do you know about this small stretch of land, long billed as a volatile backwater to Russia?

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1. Chechnya is a ________ within Russia.

Russian republics represent places of non-Russian ethnicity. They have a degree of autonomy, including a right to their own official language and constitution, but are not independent of Russia. Some republics, including Chechnya, are home to often violent secessionist movements.

Russian republics represent places of non-Russian ethnicity. They have a degree of autonomy, including a right to their own official language and constitution, but are not independent of Russia. Some republics, including Chechnya, are home to often violent secessionist movements.

Russian republics represent places of non-Russian ethnicity. They have a degree of autonomy, including a right to their own official language and constitution, but are not independent of Russia. Some republics, including Chechnya, are home to often violent secessionist movements.

Russian republics represent places of non-Russian ethnicity. They have a degree of autonomy, including a right to their own official language and constitution, but are not independent of Russia. Some republics, including Chechnya, are home to often violent secessionist movements.

Republic

 

State

 

City

 

Province

 
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