Chechnya in History

Historical Events

  • 1994-10-19 160 killed in fighting in Tsjetsjenie (Chechnya)
  • 1994-12-11 Russian troops enter Chechnya
  • 1997-05-12 Russia & Chechnya sign peace deal after 400 years of conflict
  • 1999-11-19 In Istanbul, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ends a two-day summit by calling for a political settlement in Chechnya and adopting a Charter for European Security.
  • 2002-12-27 Two truck bombs kill 72 and wound 200 at the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya.
  • 2004-05-09 Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is killed in a land mine bomb blast under a VIP stage during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny, Chechnya
  • 2004-08-24 89 passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions were caused by suicide bombers (reportedly female) from the Russian Republic of Chechnya.
  • 2013-01-24 Russian police kill 13 rebels in Vedeno District, Chechnya
  • 2019-01-15 LGBTQ activists accuse the Russian republic of Chechnya of a new gay purge with 40 detained and two killed

Famous Birthdays

  • 1951-08-23 Akhmad Kadyrov, 1st President of Chechnya, born in Karaganda, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

  • 2004-05-09 Akhmad Kadyrov, 1st President of Chechnya, dies at 52