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Friday, April 19, 2013

Russia's Chechnya has seen decades of war, terror

In this Sept. 9, 1999, photo, smoke rises from an apartment building destroyed by a bomb blast blamed on Chechen militants, as Russian Emergency Situations Ministry officers and firefighters try to save people in Moscow. Insurgents from Chechnya and neighboring restive provinces in the Caucasus have been involved in terror attacks in Moscow and other places in Russia.