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Chechnya Museums Mum on Republic's Independence Wars

Salam Shaipov tears up when asked about Russia's wars against Chechnya's independence.  “Our best guys, the most honest guys, they all died during the first Chechen war,” he says, referring to the war launched in 1994 by Russia's then president Boris Yeltsin.   Looking at one of the few remaining buildings in the Chechen capital Grozny still scarred by the fighting, Shaipov, who lives nearby, says the abandoned apartment building, with broken windows and graffiti,...

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