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Ramzan Kadyrov takes an oath during the ceremony of his inauguration as the head of Russia's Caucasus region of Chechnya for a third term, in Grozny on October 5, 2016. / AFP / ELENA FITKULINA (Photo credit should read

Why Russia Can’t Forget About Chechnya

While the U.S public may be mostly unfamiliar with the Russian state, Chechnya has been the subject of international scrutiny for nearly two decades. The epicenter of two catastrophic wars and a lengthy counterinsurgency campaign, Chechnya has spent the start of the new century battling fundamentalist Islamic terror, corruption, and crime.