Shamil Basayev - 1999—Chechnya and Dagestan  Chechen militants led by warlord Shamil Basayev launch two invasions of neighboring Dagestan. Russian forces respond by invading Chechnya. Skirmishes continue to the present day.

Shamil Basayev - 1999—Chechnya and Dagestan Chechen militants led by warlord Shamil Basayev launch two invasions of neighboring Dagestan. Russian forces respond by invading Chechnya. Skirmishes continue to the present day.

Şamil Basayev Konuşma Yaparken (Fotoğraf: Stanley Greene)
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On August 25th, 2004, members of the gang that plotted to seize the school in Beslan started gathering in the woods near the Psedakh village, Ingushetia (roughly 30 km away from Beslan). The gang was led by a 31-year old Ingush - Ruslan Khuchbarov also known as "Polkovnik" ("The Colonel") and "Rasul". Khuchbarov reported to Shamil Basayev - a well-known terrorist on mission to turn Russian North Caucasus into an independent Islamic state.Basayev (right) and Khuchbarov at the terrorists'…

On August 25th, 2004, members of the gang that plotted to seize the school in Beslan started gathering in the woods near the Psedakh village, Ingushetia (roughly 30 km away from Beslan). The gang was led by a 31-year old Ingush - Ruslan Khuchbarov also known as "Polkovnik" ("The Colonel") and "Rasul". Khuchbarov reported to Shamil Basayev - a well-known terrorist on mission to turn Russian North Caucasus into an independent Islamic state.Basayev (right) and Khuchbarov at the terrorists'…

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Shamil Basayev, Chechen militant Islamist and a leader of the Chechen rebel movement
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S - On Sept 1, 2004, a group of armed men broke into a school in Beslan (North Ossetia) taking children, parents and professors as hostages. At the end of three days of crisis, a series of explosions and a police raid, 376 people were killed, including 172 children. A Chechen military chief, Shamil Basayev, claimed responsibility for the action. Only one kidnapper survived. The autopsies revealed that 22 of his comrades-in-arms were drug addicts and cracked under stress due to lack of drugs.

S - On Sept 1, 2004, a group of armed men broke into a school in Beslan (North Ossetia) taking children, parents and professors as hostages. At the end of three days of crisis, a series of explosions and a police raid, 376 people were killed, including 172 children. A Chechen military chief, Shamil Basayev, claimed responsibility for the action. Only one kidnapper survived. The autopsies revealed that 22 of his comrades-in-arms were drug addicts and cracked under stress due to lack of drugs.

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Shamil Basayev, killed by Russian authorities in July 2006, was a key leader in the Chechen separatist movement.  Authorities blamed Basayev for the Beslan school seige in 2004 which killed hundreds of people, including children

Shamil Basayev, killed by Russian authorities in July 2006, was a key leader in the Chechen separatist movement. Authorities blamed Basayev for the Beslan school seige in 2004 which killed hundreds of people, including children

Dzokhar Dudayev shares the first name of the surviving Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (19). -After a controversial referendum in October 1991 confirmed Dudaev in his new position as president of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, he unilaterally declared the republic's sovereignty and its independence from Soviet Union. Dudaev was killed on 21 April 1996, by two laser-guided missiles.. His death broadcast on interrupted television by Shamil Basayev, the Chechen guerrilla…

Dzokhar Dudayev shares the first name of the surviving Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (19). -After a controversial referendum in October 1991 confirmed Dudaev in his new position as president of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, he unilaterally declared the republic's sovereignty and its independence from Soviet Union. Dudaev was killed on 21 April 1996, by two laser-guided missiles.. His death broadcast on interrupted television by Shamil Basayev, the Chechen guerrilla…

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