The piece is beyond eulogy and approaching hagiography.
The Kremlin’s strategic partner Recep Tayyip Erdoğan opened a public park dedicated to Dzhokhar Dudayev, first president of the “Chechen Republic of Ichkeria,” last December, triggering a fierce reaction from current Chechen president, Ramzan Kadyrov.
Turkey is not through with Chechnya and with Dagestan, Ingushetia and the Tatars in Crimea. Not by a long shot.
April 22, 2022
It has been 26 years since Dzhokhar Dudayev, an iconic figure in Chechnya’s fight for independence, was assassinated.
…Dudayev left the army and went to Grozny and took part in the independence struggle of Chechnya.
Dudayev led the popular movement against the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic….
At the second Chechen People’s Congress convened in the same year, it was decided to declare the country as the independent Republic of Chechnya.
An interim government was announced at the congress and it was decided that Dudayev, who was elected chairman of the executive committee, would take over. Dudayev established a parallel administration to the Chechen-Ingush Republic.
…Yeltsin sent Russian troops to Chechnya in December 1994.
…Chechens, who attacked the Russian headquarters in the city and retreated to the mountains, inflicted great casualties on the Russians.
Chechens, who were few in number in the struggle that started under the command of Dudayev, carried out successful operations against the Russians.