“Vladimir Putin’s tough line helped to deliver him the presidency. He has never looked back. Chechnya does not want to look back now either. But on my first visit for eight years I sensed that today’s comparative calm may not last much longer than the new paint on the reconstructed buildings”.

James Rodgers, jornalista da BBC, volta à Chechénia depois de ter presenciado os graves conflitos da década de 90.

O que mudou nesta região, e na capital Grozny, tanto sofrimento depois?

A estória («Russia’s region of ‘lawlessness’») pode ser também ser ouvida no podcast da BBC 4.

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