What you don’t know about Chechnya

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The province of Chechnya was catapulted to the forefront of America’s consciousness after it was originally reported that the two Boston Marathon terrorists suspects, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tserneav, originated from the area in Southeast Russia.

We have since learned from the suspects uncle, Raslan Tsarni of Montgomery County, Md., a suburb of Washington, D.C., that the two boys were actually born in a region adjacent to Chechnya after the family fled the war-torn province that seeks autonomy from Russia.

Nevertheless, Chechnya represents the origins of the suspects’ parentage. Here are a few facts about the region that you may not know about.

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