Daftary - Chapter 04
Introduction: The War in Chechnya (1994-6)
Russia's war in
Chechnya in 1994-6 was, as most Russians and Chechens would agree, a
serious mistake.1 Probably all wars fought by central powers against
regions in upheaval, minorities or ethnoradical movements can be said
to be mistakes in the final analysis. At least it can be seen as a sign
of political maturity to admit it.