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Noun: Chechnya
  1. An autonomous republic in southwestern Russia in the northern Caucasus Mountains bordering on Georgia; declared independence from the USSR in 1991 but Russian troops invaded and continue to prosecute a relentless military campaign in the largely Muslim republic
    - Chechenia, Chechen Republic

Type of: geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region

Part of: Caucasia, Caucasus, Russia, Russian Federation

Encyclopedia: Chechnya