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Do you know Chechnya? Take the quiz

When Chechnya made headlines in April 2013 as the ancestral land of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, the news dredged up memories of terrorist attacks in Russia orchestrated in the name of Chechen independence. How much do you know about Chechen-Russian relations – about the years of war with Russia and heavy-handed policies of a Moscow-installed strongman? And what else do you know about this small stretch of land, long billed as a volatile backwater to Russia?

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Muslim men arrive for Friday prayers at the central mosque in the Chechen capital in April.
Maxim Shemetov/Reuters
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Question 1 of 21

1. Chechnya is a ________ within Russia.

Republic

 

State

 

City

 

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