Retrospection; "According to His Circuits?" (by Vera Nikitina ) .
The article is focused on the first Chechnya campaign that began
five years ago - in 1994. The attitude of Russian citi/c-ns toward the
escalation of military actions in Chechnya was in general always
negative, but at the same time, in particularities it was never
uniform. Five, four, and three years ago alike, there were groups of
people among those interviewed who stood up for the use of force.
However, the main thing perhaps was that most people had no clear
idea of the causes of this conflict and did not see ways out of it . As
demonstrated by data presented in the publication, many events and
attitudes of past years resemble to the situation of 1999.