). It is located in the southeastern part of Europe
in the Northern Caucasus mountains. The capital
of the republic is the city of Grozny
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union
in 1991, the Chechen-Ingush ASSR
was split into two: the Republic of Ingushetia and the Chechen Republic.
1994 First Chechen War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders Russian troops into Chechnya.
1996 First Chechnya War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire.
2002 Moscow Theatre Siege begins: Chechen terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.
2002 Moscow Theatre Siege: Approximately 50 Chechen terrorists and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the terrorists during a musical performance three days before.
2002 Two truck bombs kill 72 and wound 200 at the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya.
2004 Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is killed in a land mine bomb blast under a VIP stage during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny, Chechnya.