Chechen soldiers take positions in a tre
Chechen soldiers take positions in a trench next to a road leading to Grozny on December 10, 1994 as Russian troops advance closer to the capital of the breakaway republic of Chechnya. At least 200 Russian armored vehicles were reportedly heading on December 11, 1994 towards the Chechnya capital of Grozny from the west of the republic. (Photo credit should read IVAN SHLAMOV/AFP via Getty Images)
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