Chechnya in the northern foothills of the Caucasus Mountains was once the most troublesome local force in Russia. This region resisted the powerful Russia with its high mountain valleys. But the chaotic Chechnya was finally corrected by the powerful Putin, and was completely suppressed by his prestige.
Russia is aggressive and physically strong, but they never recognize the term “fighting nation.”
On the contrary, in Russia, the word “fighting nation” belongs to the Cossacks and Chechens:
The Cossacks have long been loyal to the Russian central government and made contributions to Russia;
The Chechens refused to follow the rule of the Slavic people and became the “fighting nation” that made “fighting nation” the most troublesome.
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Through all battles, know your opponents
In the south of the Caucasus Mountains, the overlapping landforms of the mountains gave birth to the isolated mountain civilization very early. The mountain people here are Chechens. The difficult environment forced them to learn to obtain materials locally and be self-sufficient. They often rely on the rugged mountains and rob robbery passersby to maintain their survival, which makes the Chechens have a fighting gene.
Three countries in the Caucasus mountains
In the north of the Caucasus Mountains, the vast Volga steppe is attracting many nomads to graze here. But the Huns, Turks and Mongols were all defeated by the Chechens.
The nomads in the northern grasslands fell one by one.
The undefeated record in history has given the Chechens confidence as a mountain owner.
Caucasus Mountains protect the South
At the end of the 18th century, the nomadic peoples in the steppe were lonely, and the new overlord of the North Caucasus was Queen Ekaterina II. In 1785, Russia drove out Turks and established the Caucasus to manage border affairs.
However, the Chechens are still doing their own thing, and the continuous robbery has seriously destabilized the Caucasus. The Ottoman Empire continued to support the Chechens, which caused Chechnya’s Imam and Mullah to rebel.
So, after Napoleon was completely defeated. Tsar Alexander I, a descendant of Queen Ekaterina, began to plan a complete conquest of the Caucasus.
Map of the North Caucasus drawn by Russia in the early 19th century
The Chechens are still brave, but the Russians with new weapons are even better. In 1859, Chechnya was finally forcibly incorporated into the Russian territory.
However, the Chechens kept making trouble to the Russians. The Dagestan uprising broke out in Chechnya in 1877, but was eventually suppressed. In the Soviet era, the Soviet government continued to oppress the Chechens under the pretext of social transformation. National hatred on both sides reached an extreme value.