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Second Chechen War

Russian flag was raised over Chechnya's second largest city

Friday Nov 12, 1999
Gudermes, Chechnya, Russia

On 12 November 1999, the Russian flag was raised over Chechnya's second largest city, Gudermes, when the local Chechen commanders, the Yamadayev brothers, defected to the federal side; the Russians also entered the bombed-out former Cossack village of Assinovskaya.


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