President Dmitriy Medvedev Chechnya, Russia

Russia Profile

Population138,739,892 (July 2011 est.)
Ethnicity (%)Russian (79.8), Tatar (3.8), Ukrainian (2), Bashkir (1.2), Chuvash (1.1) Other or unspecified (12.1)
Religion (%)Christian (66.9), Non-religious (19.1), Muslim (12.5), Buddhist (0.7), Ethnoreligionist (0.4), Jewish (0.2), Other (0.2)
LeaderPresident Dmitriy Medvedev
Government typeFederation
Legal systemBased on civil law system.
Statistics provided by CIA World Factbook and Operation World.

  1. Ukraine Wraps Up Putin Assassination Case

    The Moscow Times - 16 ore fa
    Belarus on Thursday extradited to Russia two Chechens, Ibragim Bakaniyev and Magomed Akayev, suspected of financing rebel leader ...

  2. One Chechen's Cry From A Russian Jail -- 'Do These People Have ...

    RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - 1 giorno fa
    The Russian authorities say the war in Chechnya is over and reconstruction is well under way. But rights activists say the republic's uneasy ...

  3. No Chechens among “soldiers of fortune” in Syria

    The Voice of Russia - 18 ore fa
    On Monday, the leader of Russia's Chechen republic in his Twitter micro-blog denied the reports in some mass media that Chechens were ...

    The Voice of Russia
  4. 'No Chechens fighting in Syria' – Kadyrov

    RT - 1 giorno fa
    Media reports about Chechens allegedly fighting on the side of the Syrian opposition are a barefaced lie aimed at discrediting Russia's stance ...
    Chechens not fighting in Syria: KadyrovZee News
    Kadyrov Denies Rumors of Chechens Fighting in SyriaRIA Novosti
    Chechen leader denies residents involved in Syrian conflictShanghai Daily (subscription)
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    Zee News
  5. 2 Russian soldiers killed in Ingushetia

    WTVC - 3 giorni fa
    Dagestan and Ingushetia both border Chechnya, where Russian troops and separatist rebels fought two wars in the past two decades.
  6. Russian ex-policeman charged over killing of journalist Anna ... - 17 lug 2012
    Anna Politkovskaya murder suspect arrested in Chechnya ... human rights abuses in Chechnya and high-level corruption across Russia.
    Russia charges ex-policeman in journalist's murdereuronews
    Russia charges ex-policeman in murder of crusading journalistToronto Star
    Ex-policeman charged over murder of Russian journalistSydney Morning Herald
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    RT - 1 giorno fa
    Media reports about Chechens allegedly fighting on the side of the Syrian opposition are a barefaced lie aimed at discrediting Russia's stance ...
  8. 'The Chechen mentality'

    Open Democracy - 5 giorni fa
    It is widely believed in Chechnya that violence against women at the hands of their husbands has dramatically increased in recent decades.
  9. Russian forces say kill 8 militants in Caucasus

    euronews - 14 lug 2012
    More than a decade after federal forces drove separatists from power in a war in Chechnya, Russia is still struggling to contain an Islamic insurgency across the ...
    Seven militants, one soldier killed in Russia's DagestanGlobal Times
    Daghestan Security Operation Leaves Seven DeadRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
    Eight dead in anti-terrorism operation in Russia'sEurope Online Magazine
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  10. Submarine summer: More Russian regions drenched in tropical ...

    RT - 15 lug 2012
    Russia is being battered by massive tropic-like downpours in various regions, turning city streets into rivers. The latest disasters hit the city of ...

Chechnya, Russia

The Russian Federation is a complex patchwork of republics, oblasts, territories and okrugs, varying in size, population, ethnic background and religious affiliation. Chechnya, part of the Southern Federal District, lies in the North Caucasus region, an area considered Europe’s least evangelised. It is one of seven republics, containing a medley of 50 to 60 ethnic groups of Caucasus, Turkic and Iranian origin.
Chechnya has long resisted Russian rule. The wars of the 1990s between the Russian military and Chechen rebels ended only in 2009 with Russian withdrawal and a pro-Moscow president installed. The conflicts were part of a wider strategy to form an Islamic Caucasus state (self-titled as Nokhchiyn).
The 1.4 million Chechen are almost entirely Muslim, and international Islamists have radicalized many of them. The Christian presence in Chechnya has been largely eliminated or expelled. A Baptist presence remains in Grozny. Most Christian organizations withdrew to work among refugees in North Ossetia and Ingushetia. Hatred of Russians (and thereby all Christians) and ruthless Islamist groups make ministry extremely sensitive work.

Prayer Requests

  • Pray that out of this suffering a Chechen Church will emerge; there are now as many as 100 Chechen believers throughout Russia.
  • Pray that Islamist plans will be thwarted and the whole region experiences peace, progress and religious freedom.
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