Russia: June 26, 2000


Russia agreed to begin withdrawing from Georgian bases later this Summer. The bases were leftovers from the Soviet Union and staffed to help the Georgian government survive separatist rebel activity. Russia fears that Georgia is turning to the West and that one day these bases will be used by NATO forces. Outside St Petersburg, a major ammo dump that exploded last month, apparently had another accident. Dozens of fire trucks responded to the multiple explosions at the dump. In Chechnya, three rebel leader appeared on local TV, urging rebels to end armed resistance and work with the new (Russian appointed cleric) leader of the province. Russia has also ceased heavy use of bombing and artillery in the region, to encourage rebel surrenders and boost civilian morale. Russia has publicly announced that the Chechnya war is over.


Article Archive

Russia: Current 2022 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