The more discussions the better.
Suspicion of responsibility for the attack fell on rogue elements of the Russian military, as the attack destroyed hopes for a permanent ceasefire based on the developing trust between Gen.
However, some Chechen fighters infiltrated already pacified places hiding in crowds of returning refugees.
Divine inspiration was a powerful thing and establishing prestige by having the most holy artifacts to attract pilgrims was a huge incentive for the church as it brought in wealth.
Anatoliy Romanov, the federal commander in Chechnya at the time, was critically injured and paralyzed in a bomb blast in Grozny.
Much larger and more deadly acts of hostility took place in the republic of Dagestan.
To prevent the invasion of Chechnya, he did not provoke the Russian troops.
Sergey Kovalyov's team could offer their conservative, documented estimate of more than 50,000 civilian deaths.