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Breakaway Republic in Russian North Caucasia seeking independence from Russia

Population: 1.3 million

Area: 19.3 thousand square km

Religion: Sunni Muslim since 16-18 century.

Language: Chechen and Russian are used. Chechen language is member of Caucasian languages group.

Chechen Republic Online:

Recent History:

Chechnya considers itself an independent country. Since it broke away from Russia in 1991, there were two wars:

  1. 1994-1996
  2. 1999-Present.

Currently, most of Chechen territory is occupied by Russia.