Chechnya: Russia's ‘war on terror’ or ‘war ofterror’?

  title={Chechnya: Russia's ‘war on terror’ or ‘war ofterror’?},
  author={John Russell},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={163 - 168}
  • J. Russell
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • History, Political Science
  • Europe-Asia Studies
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