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Crisis in Chechnya to be topic of Akhmadov talk, April 9

Ilyas Akhmadov, minister of foreign affairs for the Chechen Republic, will present a lecture on the current conditions inside Chechnya and the ramifications of the situation for the greater international community on Wednesday, April 9. The lecture, titled "Crisis in Chechnya: Moral and International Dimensions," will begin at 4:30 p.m. in McCosh 10.

Akhmadov also will present a newly drafted proposal to resolve the Russian-Chechen conflict. He will outline in greater detail the implementation of such a proposal.

Prior to his present appointment in 1999, Akhmadov assisted Doctors Without Borders in the delivery of humanitarian assistance, counseled Chechen officials and organized a political party. From 1994 to 1996, he served as a soldier in the Chechen resistance, where he was the aide de camp to Chechen chief of state Major Aslan Maskhadov.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Global Issues Forum.

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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