Russia: February 28, 2002


While not overjoyed, the Russian government is not opposed to the US sending military trainers to the Caucasus state of Georgia. The US special forces would help the Georgians create a force that could deal with several hundred al Qaeda members taking refuge in the Pankisi Gorge of northern Georgia (on the Chechen border.) The population in the area are ethnically related to Chechens and some 8,000 Chechen refugees have fled to the area. There are also thought to be 1,500 Chechen rebels living there as well. Meanwhile, Russia has agreed to train police for the new Afghan police force. The training will take place in Russia. In Chechnya, nine soldiers were wounded and six rebels killed in several clashes. 


Article Archive

Russia: Current 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close