The troubled history of Chechnya

POSTED: 09:10 AM PDT Apr 19, 2013    UPDATED: 09:31 AM PDT Apr 19, 2013 

A look at the troubled history of Chechnya, where the Boston Marathon bombings suspects are said to have come from.

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Chechen rebels began fighting for independence from Moscow in the 1990s in what became known as the First Chechen War. In 1994, former Russian President Boris Yeltsin ordered Russian troops into Chechnya in an attempt to halt moves toward independence.


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