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Maskhadov: from Soviet general to rebel

As Chechnya’s military commander, Aslan Maskhadov organized a ragged group into a powerful force that fought the Russian army to a standstill. As Chechnya’s president, his control of the fighters shrank and the insurgents provoked a new war with Russia that drove him from power. Maskhadov, 53, who was killed Tuesday, was born in exile in Kazakhstan, where Chechens had been deported en masse in 1944. Maskhadov’s family was allowed to return in 1957, and in 1969 he began training to become a military officer, rising to the rank of general over the next two decades. Full Story

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