Photo Gallery: 'Normalizing the Situation' in Chechnya 04/17/2009
 Russia announced on Thursday that it was ending its military operation in the...
AFP

Russia announced on Thursday that it was ending its military operation in the semi-autonomous republic of Chechnya. Here, Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov speaks to the press about the end of the "anti-terror operation." He declared April 16 a public holiday and said that the "nest of terrorism had been crushed."

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