2001 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

Vladimir Vyatkin

RIA Novosti for Ogonyok

05 April, 2000

A soldier of the 251st regiment of the 106th division of Russia's Airborne Forces has a meal in a field near the village of Khatuni in Chechnya 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.

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Vladimir Vyatkin

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