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Mari El

in the Mari El Republic is the Head (Head of Mari El) (formerly President). As of 2012, the Head is Leonid Markelov, who was elected in January 2001. The ethnic Mari people are under heavy Russification and Leonid Markelov has ordered many Mari language newspapers to close. Many ethnic Mari activists live under fear of violence. The Mari activist and chief editor Vladimir Kozlov was badly beaten after he published criticism toward Leonid Markelov's


Chechnya

of Rizvan Elbiev (Elbiyev), a local Chechen rebel counterintelligence commander. "Who killed Fred Cury", ''Frontline'', Sherry Jones It is suspected that the Russians, antagonised by Cuny's published criticism of the war, disseminated propaganda that Cuny and his team were Russian spies (spy). "Russian Role Seen in Aid Worker's Death", ''The New York Times'', ALESSANDRA STANLEY, August 18, 1995 "Spy or Savior?", ''The Nation'', George Kenney, July 8, 1999 Their remains were never found. Benchellali, was convicted, along with 24 others, on June 14, 2006 for their roles in planning a terrorist attack that was to have taken place in France to support Chechen (Chechnya) independence. French court convicts 25 for planning attack, ''Globe and Mail'', June 14, 2006 Benchellali was described as the group's leader, and received a 10 year sentence. Benchellali's father, Chellali Benchellali, The largest peoples speaking languages which belong to the Caucasian language families and who are currently resident in the Caucasus are the Georgians (4,000,000), the Chechens (1,330,000 (according to 2002 Russian Census (Russian Census (2002)))), the Lezgins (about 700,000 (source Lezgins)), the Kabardins (600,000) and the Avars (500,000), while outside the Caucasus, the largest people of Caucasian origin, in diaspora in more than 40 countries (such as Jordan, Turkey, the countries of Europe, Syria, United States) are the Circassians with about 3,000,000-4,000,000 speakers. Georgians are the only Caucasian people that have their own undisputedly independent state—Georgia (Georgia (country)). Abkhazia's status is disputed. Other Caucasian peoples have republics within the Russian Federation: Adyghe (Adygea (Republic of Adygea)), Cherkess (Karachay–Cherkessia), Kabardins (Kabardino-Balkaria), Ingush (Ingushetia), Chechens (Chechnya), while other Northeast Caucasian peoples mostly live in Dagestan. Vityaz was assigned specifically to counter-terrorism duties. Vityaz unit regularly conducts counter-terrorism patrols in Chechnya and along the Caucasus border. Vityaz troops are also trained to stop rebellions in prisons and regular army units, should they occur. Approximately 75 members of Vityaz have been awarded the title Hero of the Russian Federation for their bravery. As a member of the European Network of Civil Peace Services, PWUK also works closely with partner organisations sharing similar aims in ten other European countries. We have partnerships with organisations working directly on their own situations of violent conflict or its aftermath in Chechnya, Moldova, Turkey, Croatia, and Georgia (Georgia (country)). Outside Europe, PWUK has a special link with the 93 member organisations of the Nonviolent Peaceforce as well as with a few specific organisations with which we have worked in Nepal, Palestine, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Zimbabwe. After studies in Algiers, Algeria; Angers, France; and Cairo, Egypt, Giannou went on to begin a surgical career which has taken him to many of the contemporary world's most mediatized conflict zones, including Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia and Somalia. Although he had trained as a cancer surgeon in Egypt, Giannou began to develop a specialized expertise in war surgery. Giannou is reportedly known among humanitarian workers for his efficiency. He is reputed to be one of the few non-Palestinians to have sat as a member of the Palestine National Council, and is noted for his work as the only surgeon, alongside thousands of Palestinians, during the Lebanese Shiite militia Amal's siege of the Palestinian refugee camp Shatila in 1985-1986, documented in his ''Besieged: A Doctor's Story of Life and Death in Beirut'' (1991). commons:Category:Chechnya wikipedia:Chechnya


Russia

frontline shows cuny kill "Who killed Fred Cury" , ''Frontline'', Sherry Jones It is suspected that the Russians, antagonised by Cuny's published criticism of the war, disseminated propaganda that Cuny and his team were Russian spies (spy). "Russian Role Seen in Aid Worker's Death", ''The New York Times'', ALESSANDRA STANLEY, August 18, 1995 "Spy or Savior?", ''The Nation'', George Kenney, July 8, 1999 Their remains were never found. He is the author of five books, ''Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams'' (W. W. Norton, 2011), ''Extreme Politics: Nationalism, Violence, and the End of Eastern Europe'' (Oxford University Press, 2010), ''The Ghost of Freedom: A History of the Caucasus'' (Oxford University Press, 2008), ''The Black Sea: A History'' (Oxford University Press, 2004) and ''The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and the Politics of Culture'' (Hoover Institution Press, 2000), as well as articles and essays in ''World Politics'', ''International Security'', ''Slavic Review'', ''Foreign Affairs'', and other academic and popular publications. He teaches courses in comparative politics, East European studies, and international affairs and is a three-time recipient of teaching awards from Georgetown University. '''Pavel Vladimirovich Klushantsev''' ( Commons:Category:Russia WikiPedia:Russia Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia


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