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Below are links by topical categories to resources primarily in English providing information on Chechnya, a republic in the Russian Federation. For related web links, see Regional Resources: Europe and Terrorism/Counterterrorism.

These links complement the conflict-resolution simulation exercise on the conflict in Chechnya for the state-level high school winners of the United States Institute of Peace National Peace Essay Contest 2003.

General Resources

The sites below collect links to other Internet resources which describe the background, history and events in Chechnya, a republic in the Russian Federation.

  • INCORE guide to Internet sources on conflict and ethnicity in Chechnya
    Annotated links to selected sources of email lists and newsgroups, news sources, articles and documents, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), maps, etc. from the Initiative on Conflict Resolution & Ethnicity.
  • REENIC: Russia
    Selected links from the Russian and East European Network Information Center at the University of Texas at Austin, covering government and politics, law, social science, current events, and statistics, among other categories.
  • REESWEB
    Database of annotated web links from the Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, searchable by subject, culture (Chechen), region (Russia), time period and keyword.
  • Russia: Selected Internet Resources
    Selected web links from the Portals to the World project of the Library of Congress, covering categories such as national security, religion and philosophy and government, politics and law. Links to resources in Russian and English.

Government Agencies, Non-Governmental and International Organizations

American Committee for Peace in Chechnya (ACPC)

Chechnya (Chechen Republic)

Council of Europe

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Russian Federation

United Nations

  • ReliefWeb: Russian Federation: The Latest
    ReliefWeb, a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), has the latest news and "humanitarian response information on current emergencies and countries of concern" in its section on complex emergencies, including Russian Federation-Chechnya. Also includes documents and related links organized by country, a map center, and site map and search capability. Within country listing, related links include background information and topics such as human rights .
  • UNHCR: Country of Origin and Legal Information
    The web site for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has databases for Country of Origin (COI) and Legal Information, which include documents and reports. The COI database includes various country reports and the Legal Information database has refugee policy documents and the full text of national legislation. Pull-down menus allow selection by country and/or subject; additional keyword searching is also provided. Each country compilation includes links to country reports, legal documents, news and maps.

United States

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO)

Human Rights and Refugees

Maps and Guides

  • Russia: CIA Factbook
    Country information for Russia covering the geography, people, economy, government, and infrastructure. Includes a map.
  • Chechnya (Chechen Republic) Maps
    Maps from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection of the University of Texas at Austin. These maps were produced by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency or other sources and include country, city (Grozny), regional, or topical maps, with links to Chechnya maps on other web sites.
  • ReliefWeb: Russian Federation Maps
    Includes several maps concerning emergency humanitarian relief factors (e.g. food, health, sanitation) in Chechnya and Ingueshetia, republics within the Russian Federation.

Media and News Sources

Political Resources

Selected Documents and Statements

Updated: June 11 2003

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