Belarus, Ukraine and Latvia (and other former Soviet republics) broke away and formed real civilized countries. Checnya on the other hand was controlled by terrorist from all over the world and no government was formed there. They were making money by kidnapping people and attacking neighboring regions. The also invaded parts of Dagestan (Russian republic) and killed more then 300 people in terrorist bombings just in Moscow. They had their independence (1991/94, 1996/99)! It DID NOT work!
Now Chechnya is under Russian controll, but terrorist like Khatab and Mashadov still have to work for the money the receive from abroad...they keep the guerilla war up...Mashadov has some chehens in his 'army', but Khatb's 'forces' are made up of people from other countries (especially afganistan)
kavkaz.org is their propaganda site, it was hacked a couple of times before, can't wait to see it hacked again!!!
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