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  • Moscow, Russia
    Monday Aug 9, 1999

    Vladimir Putin

    Prime Minister

    Moscow, Russia
    Monday Aug 9, 1999

    On 9 August 1999, Putin was appointed one of three First Deputy Prime Ministers, and later on that day, was appointed acting Prime Minister of the Government of the Russian Federation by President Yeltsin.




  • Dagestan, Russia
    Monday Aug 9, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Islamist fighters from Chechnya infiltrated Russia's Dagestan region

    Dagestan, Russia
    Monday Aug 9, 1999

    On 9 August 1999, Islamist fighters from Chechnya infiltrated Russia's Dagestan region, declaring it an independent state and calling for a jihad until "all unbelievers had been driven out".




  • Vladikavkaz, Ossetian, Russia
    Monday Aug 9, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Servicemen were kidnapped

    Vladikavkaz, Ossetian, Russia
    Monday Aug 9, 1999

    On 9 August 1999, six servicemen were kidnapped in the Ossetian capital Vladikavkaz.




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