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  • Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Jan 19, 1994

    First Chechen War

    Russian forces seized the ruins of the Chechen presidential palace

    Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Jan 19, 1994

    On 19 January, despite heavy casualties, Russian forces seized the ruins of the Chechen presidential palace, which had been heavily contested for more than three weeks as the Chechens finally abandoned their positions in the destroyed downtown area.




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