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Chechnya links - Chechen flag
Chechnya in Danish
   Danish Chechnya Committee
   News
   Background

Chechnya specialists, Chechen sources
   Chechnya Short-list
   The Chechen government
   Other Chechnya specialists
   The Chechen diaspora
   Solidarity - Committees
International new sorganisations
   Chechnya News in English
   Tschetschenien in Deutsch
   Tchétchénie en Français

Czeczenia po polsku

Peace & Conflict,
Geopolitics,
Strategy,
Military

Map of Chechnya and Caucasus

Russia's colonies
   North Caucasus in general
   Abkhazia
   Ingushetiea
News from Russia
   Ex-Soviet specialists
   Russian media in English
   Russian human rights organisations
   The Kremlin
The human disaster
   Human rights
   Refugees and Relief Aid
   Muslim relief organizations
   Hostages
   War Photos
Chechen culture
   Language
   Music
   Art
International Institutions
   USA
   Europe
   The rest of the World
Chechnya links 
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Chechnya specialists, Chechen sources

Chechnya links - to the top Chechnya Short-list (groups.yahoo.com/group/chechnya-sl/)
is run from Denmark by Norbert Strade, and is THE newsgroup on current events in Chechnya. Some 400 members post news articles and analyses from all over the English speaking world. Material in Russian (and other languages) is translated. Chechnya Short-list started in August 1999.

Chechnya links - to the top Chechnya links - wolf The Government of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (chechengovernment.com) (Noxçiyn Respublika Noxçiyçö, in Chechen)
The official website in English. Daily press releases and other official documents, including the constitution of Chechnya. Press releases from the Chechen government are also published at Chechnya Short-list (groups.yahoo.com/group/chechnya-sl)

Chechnya links - to the top

Chechnya links - chechrepubliconline logo(amina.com).
On this Chechen-American website lies much material, current and historical, culture and politics. Chechen Republic Online was a kind of semi-official Chechen website before the official website of the Chechen government appeared. It has been subject to destructive hacking and harassment by the FBI on Russian request.

There is another semi-official Chechen website in Russian, affiliated with the islamist wing of the government Kavkaz-Tsentr (kavkaz.org) Kavkaz.org ia a major source of battle news, and its copy is translated into Swedish on //home.swipnet.se/~w-47763/main.htm, into English on Chechnya Short-list.

A truly fundamentalist website, affiliated with the foreign mujahedeens fighting together with the Chechens, is Jihad in Chechnya (qoqaz.net) issued by the British publisher Azzam Publications (azzam.com),
Jihad in Chechnya carries news from the front in a highly ritualized language and unique video footage from the Chechen side. The website is available in a number of languages: Albanian - Arabic - Dutch - English - French - German - but not Russian!

Chechnya links - Ichkeria org logo ichkeria.org
is run from Holland by "a group of democratically orientered young people of Dutch, Russian and Chechen descent". Here are large amounts of material, current and history, cultur and politics. Good ausio/video links, many pictures.

Chechnya links - Prague Watchdog logoPrague Watchdog (//watchdog.cz)
is a Czech website (in English and Russian) about Chechnya and the North Caucasus, focusing on three specific areas: human rights, humanitarian aid conditions and media access and coverage. Weekly news summary, and listing of important articles. A vast and well organized links section.

  • Chechenistan (//geocities.com/chechenistan) Compares the officiel losses of the Russian military with independent figures. And the (waning) support of the war in the Russian population. A number of articles.

    Chechnya links - logo BabelBABEL  (olestig.dk)
    carries a dozen background articles on Russian minority and language policies and Islam in the Russian colonies.


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  • A Polish website about Czeczenia (republika.pl/dzochar12)
  • Free Ichkeria (//cecenija.hypermart.net), a Lithuanian website about Cecenija.

    Chechnya links - to the top

    The Chechen and North Caucasian Diaspora

  • Leila's homepage Chechen music etc.

    RUSSIA

  • The Chechen Cultural Centre in Stavropol (//come.to/kharo)

    Chechnya links - to the top

    Solidarity - Committee

  • FRANCE

  • DENMARK

     

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    Some other Large Link Collections

    Chechnya links - Prague Watchdog logoPrague Watchdog (//watchdog.cz)
    is a Czech website (in English) about Chechnya and the North Caucasus, focusing on three specific areas: human rights, humanitarian aid conditions and media access and coverage. Weekly news summary, and listing of important articles. A vast and well organized links section.

  • Another  vast collection of links from Germany. Many German links, naturally.

  • Slavic Research Center at Hokudai University in Japan
    has an extensive collection of links sorted by subject. Not only for Chechnya, but for alle the present and former colonies of Russia.

    Chechnya links 
- Incore logoINCORE (Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity) (incore.ulst.ac.uk). Numerous links to ethnic conflicts sorted after country and region. From Ulster University, Derry, Northern Ireland.


    Chechnya links - to the top

    International News Organizations

    Chechnya links - ipl logoInternet Public Library (ipl.org) 's list of (many of) the world's newspapers online Chechnya links - to the top

    Chechnya: News in English

  • The Internet catalogue Yahoo (news.yahoo.com) links to a number of English-language media's material on Chechnya on a single page: Chechnya Conflict

    Chechnya links - BBC logoBBC's theme of Chechnya collects the latest news and some background information.
    Battle for the Caucasus. BBC Special report (bbc.co.uk)

  • The Independent (independent.co.uk)

    Chechnya links - Guardian logothe Guardian (guardian.co.uk)

    Chechnya links - cnn logoCNN (cnn.com)

    Chechnya links - abc logoabc news (abcnews.com)

  • New York Times(nytimes.com)

  • World Radio News (wrn.org)

  • Worldwide Media Relations (west.net)

    Chechnya links - to the top

    Tschetschenien in Deutsch

  • A vast collection of links from Germany.

  • Brennpunkt Tschetschenien. Die Welt (welt.de)
  • web.de

    Chechnya links 
- Spiegel logoDer Spiegel (spiegel.de)

  • Erklärung zu Russlands neuem Krieg gegen das tschetschenische Volk from "German-Russian exchange" in Berlin.
  • Komitee Cap Anamur - Humanitäre Radikalität

    Chechnya links - gfbv logoGesellschaft für bedrohte Völker (gfbv.de)

    Chechnya links - to the top

    Tchétchénie en Français

  • Daily news from many sources French Yahoo

    Chechnya links 
- Spiegel logoThe daily Libération (liberation.fr)
    has a Dossier: Russie - le bateau ivre with its most important articles.
    The correspondent in Moscow, Anne Nivat, has collected her articles from Chechnya in the book "Chienne de Guerre", Fayard, Paris 2000.

  • Le Monde Diplomatique (monde-diplomatique.fr)

  • Médecins sans Frontières (msf.org)
  • Médecins du Monde (medecinsdumonde.org)

  • The Paris Comité Tchétchénie

  • The French photographer Brice Fleutiaux was held hostage in Chechnya from October 99 to June 00. A campaign group worked for his release and runs the website Free Brice Fleutiaux


    Chechnya links - to the top

    Russian News

    Chechnya links - to the top

    Ex-Soviet specialists

  • Johnson's Russia List (cdi.org/russia/johnson)
    is one of the Net's best sources of in-depth news about Russia. By mail you receive 2-3 articles a day from many different sources. You subscribe by mailing David Johnson himself directly. You can also search in the archive that goes back more than 5 years, but is not completely uptodate yet.

    Chechnya links - rferl logoRadio Free Europe (rferl.org)
    provides a very comprehensive service with daily news from all of the former Soviet bloc. Has a page dedicated to Chechnya Crisis in Chechnya You subscribe to Radio Free Europe by sending an e-mail to watchlist-request@list.rferl.org with the word "subscribe" as the subject of the mail.

  • A similar service is Monitor - A Daily Briefing on the Post-Soviet States (jamestown.org)

  • Institute for War and Peace Reporting (iwpr.net) 's news page about the Caucasus and Chechnya. IWPR "was founded in 1991, to support the development of the independent media and other moderate voices as part of the process of strengthening independent civil society and reducing political tensions in countries undergoing conflict or other major political transformations" Issues a regular news bulletin.. Chechnya links - to the top

    English language Russian media online

    Chechnya links 
- MoscowTimes logoThe Moscow Times (themoscowtimes.com) You can only read the daily online, access to the archives costs a subscription.

  • The St. Petersburg Times (sptimes.ru)
  • Russia Today (europeaninternet.com/russia)
  • The news agency Interfax (interfax.ru)
  • gazeta.ru (gazeta.ru)
  • online.ru (rol.ru)
  • Radio Mayak (radiomayak.ru)
  • lenta.ru (lenta.ru)

    Chechnya links - ipl logoInternet Public Library (ipl.org) 's list of Russian newpapers online

    Chechnya links - to the top

    Russian human rights organisations

    Chechnya links - human rigths org logoHuman Rights Online (hro.org)
    updates news in English twice a day. Many different Russian NGOs are assembled here. Almost all the homepages are in Russian. So is.
  • Soldiers' Mothers' Committee They can also be contacted at the address
    per. Louchnikov 4/3, k.5. Ru-101000 Moskva, Rusland. Tel: 928-2506 - Fax: 206-8958   Email: usm@glasnet.ru
    The Comittee of the Soldier' Mothers was founded in 1989 og in 1996 they were awarded the 'alternative' Peace Prize, The Right Livelihood Award "...for their courage to insist on the common humanity of Russians and Chechens ... "

  • The grand old human rights' association of Russia, Memorial (memo.ru), is partly in English.

  • Antimilitaristskaïa Radikalnaïa Assotsiatsia (ara.ru)

  • The Russian human rights activist Andrei Sakharov's Foundation (wdn.com/asf). With material on. the history of the Chehcn conflict,
  • Carnegie (//pubs.carnegie.ru)
  • Soros Foundation (soros.org)

    Chechnya links - to the top Chechnya links - Ruslands logo

    The Kremlin

  • The official website of the Russian Government (gov.ru)

  • Rosinformtsentr (infocentre.ru). The propaganda unit of the Mediaministry . Here you can follow the Russian authorities' official versions of what is going on in Chechnya.


    Chechnya links - to the top

    The Human Disaster

    Chechnya links - to the top

    War crimes - Human rights

    Chechnya links - HumanRightsWatch logoHuman Rights Watch (hrw.org)
    monitors the situation in Chechnya very closely and has issued several protests since the Russian assault began. You can receive press releases and background information in your mailbox by sending an empty mail to hrwchechnya-subscribe@igc.topica.com
    Chechnya links - human rigths org logoHuman Rights Online (hro.org) updates news in English twice a day. Many different Russian NGOs are assembled here. Almost all the homepages are in Russian.

    Chechnya links - human rigths org logo Amnesty International (amnesty.org)
    published a large report on the war in Dec 99. You can receive press releases from Amnesty in your mailbox.

    Chechnya links 
- Helsingforskomitéen logoThe International Helsinki Committee for Human Rights (ihf-hr.org)

  • Islamic Human Rights Commision - UK (ihrc.org)

    Chechnya links - gfbv logoGesellschaft für bedrohte Völker (gfbv.de)

  • UN's Declaration of Human Rights

    Chechnya links - to the top

    Refugees, Relief, Aid

    Chechnya links - Red Cross logoInternational Committee of the Red Cross (.icrc.org)
    Chechnya links 
- LægerUdenGrænser logoDoctors without Borders (msf.org)
    Chechnya links - People InNeed logo Chechnya links - People InNeed logo People in Need Foundation, (pinf.cz) a Czech relief organisation, active in Chechnya.

  • UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (unhcr.ch)

  • A large number of relief organisations have joined in Reliefweb (reliefweb.int) Here one can study how a number of organisations assess the situation and what they are doing or intend to do about it.

  • Chechnya Emergency Fund(.afsc.org)
  • Global Relief Foundation: Emergency Appeal Chechnya
  • Komitee Cap Anamur - Humanitäre Radikalität
  • ISAR: Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia. Building Support Networks For Chechen and Russian Grassroots Activists.

    Chechnya links - to the top

    Muslim relief organizations

  • Organization of the Islamic Conference (.oic-un.org)
  • Islamic Supreme Council of America (islamicsupremecouncil.org)

    Chechnya links - to the top

    Hostages in Chechnya

  • The French photographer Brice Fleutiaux was held hostage in Chechnya from October 99 to June 00. A campaign group worked for his release and runs the website Free Brice Fleutiaux

    Chechnya links - to the top

    War Photos from Chechnya

  • The Dutch photografer Eddy van Wessel (fotograaf.com/wessel) has travelled in Chechnya in 1995, 1996 and 1999. He has published about 50 of his photos on the web
  • Photoessay from Grozny in the American weekly Time (time.com)


    Chechnya links - to the top

    Peace & Conflict, Geopolitics, Strategy, Military

    Chechnya links 
- Stratfor logoThe American organization Stratfor (stratfor.com) ("private intelligence company, serving businesses globally. In-depth analysis focusing on geopolitical issues that can affect an organization's economic interests")frequently publishes some of the most interesting - and sombre - analyses of the situation in Russia and her colonies.
    Chechnya links - SearchMil logoSearchmil.com A database containing hundreds of documents on military aspects of the war(s) against Chechnya.
    Chechnya links 
- International Peace Bureau logoInternational Peace Bureau (ipb.org)

  • militarynews.ru

  • Center for Defense Information(cdi.org) American institution that analyses the Russian military and the war in the Cuacasus.

  • Center for Security Studies and Conflict Research (fsk.ethz.ch)
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies (csis.org)
  • Crisis Web (crisisweb.org) from International Crisis Group, Bruxelles.
  • FEWER. Forum on Early Warning and Early Response (fewer.org)
  • Geopolitics (globalissues.org)

  • Peacenet (igc.org)
  • Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe (idee.org)

    Chechnya links - to the top

    Maps over Chechnya and the North Caucasus (and Russia)

  • UN's Cartographic Sectionhas published its entire collection of maps on the net. Most are in pdf-format which requires the application Acrobat Reader
  • Maps in the News from Minnesota Universitet.

  • Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection, at the University of Texas, Austin. Here is a large map of the ethnic and linguistic diversity of Caucasus.


    Chechnya links - to the top

    Chechnya and the Caucasus: Culture, Art, Music og Language

    Chechnya links - Ichkeria.org logo ichkeria.org
    Here is a lot of material: current and history, culture and politics. Chechen music. Good audio/video links. Many pictures.

    Chechnya links - chechrepubliconline logo(amina.com).
    Here is also a lot of material: current and history, culture and politics. Chechen music. Good audio/video links. Many pictures.

  • There are no websites in Chechen. Why not? (in Danish)

    Chechnya links - Summer Institute of Linguistics logoThe American missionary organisation Summer Institute of Linguistics (sil.org) publishes the largest catalogue of all the languages of the world (6.700+), in order to monitor if they lack a Bible translation. Including the (50) North Caucasian languages.

  • Leila's homepage carries Chechen music.

  • The Chechen painter Anya Lauchlan (anya.lauchlan.btinternet.co.uk) who lives in England.


    Chechnya links - to the top

    Russia's Colonies

    Chechnya links - nupi logo Norwegian Institute of Foreign Policy (nupi.no) has - since Spring 1996 - compiled an excellent database on Russia and all its current colonies. You can search in
  • Chronology
  • Persons
  • Political parties snd groups
  • Institutions
  • Administrative units
  • Ethnic groups
  • Chechnya links 
- Incore logoINCORE (Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity) (incore.ulst.ac.uk). Numerous links to ethnic conflicts sorted after country and region. From Ulster University, Derry, Northern Ireland.

  • Hokudai University Slavic Research Center has a very extensive collection of links on all present and former Russian colonies.

  • Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, et webtidsskrift, udgivet af intet mindre end The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University-The Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

    Chechnya links - to the top

    North Caucasus in general

    Chechnya links 
- Summer Institute of Lingusistics logoThe American missionary organisation Summer Institute of Linguistics (sil.org) catalogues all the languages of the world, in order to monitor if they lack a Bible translation. Including all the many (50) North Caucasian languages..

    Chechnya links - Abkhazia flag

    Abkhazia

    Chechnya links - to the top

  • The Abkhaz government's official homepage (apsny.org)
  • Land of the Souls Background of the conflict between Abkhazia and Georgia (in Danish).
  • DARC  Danish Association for Research on the Caucasus  (caucasus.dk). On the background of the conflict between Abkhazia and Georgia. (in Danish).

    Chechnya links - Ingushetia flag

    Ingushetia

    Chechnya links - to the top

  • The official homepage of the government of Ingushetias (ingushetia.ru) (in Russian)
  • UCB Ingush Project from University of California i Berkeley. Led by Johanna Nichols. Chechnya links - to the top

    International Institutions

  • A list of the governments of the world

    Chechnya links - to the top

    USA

  • searchgov.com is a search engine that indexes the entire American state apparatus and sorts the results after popularity.
  • USAs State Department has a page about Russia and the Newly Independent States
  • USA, the Senate (senate.gov)
  • USA, the House of Representatives (house.gov)

  • NATO (nato.int)

    Chechnya links - to the top

    Europe

    Chechnya links 
- OSCE logoOSCE (osce.org) Assistance Group to Chechnya
  • the Council of Europe (coe.int)
  • the European Union (europa.eu.int)
  • the European Parliamentet (www.europarl.eu.int)

    Chechnya links - to the top

    The rest of the World

  • UN, United Nations News Center
  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (unhcr.ch)

  • IMF (imf.org)
  • World Bank (worldbank.org)


    Chechnya links 
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    Chechnya in Danish

  • Danish Support Committee for Chechnya

    Chechnya links 
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    Chechnya: News in Danish

  • The Danish Support Committee for Chechnya

    Danish online new organizations give more or less access to their archives.
    In Information you can search the whole of the archives, in Politiken in a large selection, in Jyllandsposten and Berlingske Tidende a somewhat smaller sample and inDanmarks Radio news one month back + plus radio- and TV-programs several years back.

    Chechnya links - logo Information Information (information.dk) gives access to the complete archive back to Aug 97, pt towards 600 articles with the word "Tjetjenien"

    Chechnya links - logo Politiken Politiken (politiken.dk) wants money for full access to the archive, but offers 200+ news and background articles about Chechnya. Politiken also has a Theme: Rebellion in Caucasus..

    Chechnya links - logo Danmarks Radio Danmarks Radio (dr.dk) offers news one month back

  • JyllandsPosten (jp.dk)
  • Berlingske Tidende (berlingske.dk)
    Chechnya links - to the top

    Chechnya: Background in Danish

    Chechnya links - logo BabelBABEL  (olestig.dk) carries a dozen background articles on Russian minority and language policies and Islam in the Russian colonies.


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    Chechnya links - logo DARCDARC  Danish Association for Research on the Caucasus  (caucasus.dk) is the forum for Danish researchers and others interested in the Caucasus region, both north and south of the mountains. Here you will find background articles in Danish and English, maps, addresses etc.There is public access to DARC's lectures and meetings on the Caucasus region, that are published on the website.

    Chechnya links - fred logoEight peace organizations have joined on
    Peace on the Net (fred.dk) where you will also find material on Chechnya (in Danish).

    Chechnya links - slavist logoslavist.dk
    has an extensive collection of links on all sides of Russia, language, culture, society, colonies.

  • There is a very well-written book in Danish on Chechnya. It was published in the beginning of Yeltsin's first Chechen war:
    Peter Dalhoff-Nielsen: The Impotent Bear. 200 years of Russian war against Chechnya. Vindrose 1995. ISBN 87-7456-523-0.

    Chechnya links - til top

    Czeczenia po polsku

  • A Polish website on Czeczenia (republika.pl/dzochar12)


    Alias: Abkhazia, Cecenia, Çeçenistan, Chechenya, Chechnya, Daghestan, Ingushetia, Ingusjetien, ingusjetisk, Grosnyj, Groznii, Groznyj, Gusinsky, Tjetjenia, Tschetschenien, Tshetshenia, Tsjetsjenia, Tsjetsjenien


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