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Russian Poll Holds Out No Hope for Chechen Peace

President Vladimir Putin propelled his allies into parliament four years ago with a wildly popular decision to send troops to crush Chechen separatists and restore Kremlin rule in the region. This time, though Moscow’s authority is still challenged by rebels, Chechnya is barely a sideshow in a campaign for December 7 elections to the State Duma lower house. It is a matter parties are ill inclined to talk about, and many voters would prefer not to dwell on. Full Story

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