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Нохчийн Республика/Çeçeniştanlü Jumurijet
Time line: 1995 Armengeddon
OTL: Chechnya, plus Khasavyurt in Dagestan.
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Flag. Coat of arms.
Capital Grozny
Largest City Grozny
Other major settlements Argun and Khasavyurt
Language Chechen (official), Ingush, Russian, Avar (Ossetian), Kumyks Dargin, Lak, Lezgin and Azeri
President Ramzan Kadyrov
Vice President Aslan Kirov
Regime A semi-presidential nationalist republic
Area 17,300Km (as in OTL)
Population 1,269,100
Independence 1991
Currency Chechen Najar and barter
Religion Islam
Motto There is no deity but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God!
Anthem Shatlak's Song


Under Soviet rule, Chechnya was combined with Ingushetia to form the autonomous republic of Chechen-Ingushetia in the late 1930s.

The Chechens again rose up against Soviet rule during the 1940s, resulting in the deportation of the entire ethnic Chechen and Ingush populations to the Kazakh SSR (later Kazakhstan) and Siberia in 1944 near the end of World War II.

The Chechens and Ingush were allowed to return to their land after 1956 during de-Stalinization under Nikita Khrushchev when Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic was restored but both boundaries and ethnic composition of the territory significantly changed. There were many (predominantly Russian) migrants from other parts of the Soviet Union, who often settled in the abandoned family homes of Chechens and Ingushes. The republic lost its Prigorodny District which transferred to North Ossetian ASSR, but gained predominantly Russian Naursky District and Shelkovskoy District that is considered the homeland for Terek Cossacks. Most of the northern farmlands were now under ethnic Russian rule and some Georgians and Ingush had moved in to the mountain zones anyhow. The Georgians would leave for Georgia by ~1960.

The Russification policies towards Chechens continued after 1956, with Russian language proficiency required in many aspects of life and for advancement in the Soviet system.

The exiled Chechens were allowed to return in the early 1960's.

Chechnya became independent in 1991 under General Dzhokhar Dudayev. Ingushetia broke away in 1992 with Ossetian help.

Gen. Dudayev  negotiated an uneasy peace with Russia, Ingushetia, Ossetia and the Kuban Republic in 1996.

Several Islamic militant groups have operated intermittently in the mountain zones since 1997. A small bomb killed 2 people in an Argun café and 1 in another bombing shortly afterwards in a Vedeno café in 2008.