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Chechnya is an ancient nation in the Caucasus, currently part of the Russian Federation. In 1588, the Chechens voluntarily subjected themselves as vassals to the Moscovite tsar. Nevertheless, they have repeatedly waged war against Russia. In the 1990s, after the breakup of the Soviet Union, a civil war erupted when Chechen separatists proclaimed an independent Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.