2001 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

Vladimir Vyatkin

RIA Novosti for Ogonyok

30 April, 2000

A Russian engineer of the special reconnaissance detachment of the 45th RF Airborne forces searches for mines laid by Chechen militants in the river during the Second Chechen War. By March the Russians were established in Chechnya, though groups of rebel fighters had consolidated position, mainly in mountain districts.

About the photographer

Vladimir Vyatkin

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