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Title:
Allah's mountains : politics and war in the Russian Caucasus
Author:
Smith, Sebastian.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 1998.
Physical Description:
x, 288 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781860642159
Format :
Book

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Central Library DK511.C2 S63 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

This book explores the defeat of the Russian army in Chechnya in 1994-96, just three years before Moscow entered another savage war to subdue the turbulent republic. This mountainous region is the most unstable and strategic part of the Russian Federation, an ethnic and geopolitical tinderbox crisscrossed by billion-dollar oil pipelines serving the vast oil riches of the Caspian Sea. The author looks at how the ethnic pride of the North Caucasians is at risk and the effect this could have on the Russians.


Author Notes

Sebastian Smith has been a correspondent in Washington, Moscow and London.


Table of Contents

Politics and War in the Russian Caucasus
The Jigsaw
Fires of Liberty
The Jigsaw in Pieces
The Chechen Wolf
The Fury
Chasing Paradise

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