Since 1994, the Chechen war has been qualified in diverse ways by actors and observers, and this profusion of qualifiers reveals a multitude of explanations for the causes, goals and consequences of the war. The aim of this conference will be first to sum up, renew and enrich existing research on the Chechen war, by rereading the history of Chechnya since the end of the Soviet period. Its aim will also be to put the phenomena of violence at work in Chechnya in a comparative perspective that takes into account the renewal of contemporary war studies as well as the historiography of 20th century wars. Continue reading
Issue 14th – “The Reform of Russian and Post-Soviet Militaries” – Anna Colin Lebedev, Isabelle Facon & Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski (14th issue Editors) – Articles Submission Deadline: March 15th, 2012 – Publication: Summer 2012. Continue reading
Elisabeth SIECA-KOZLOWSKI , “Un exemple de la gestion des minorités ethniques et religieuses dans l’armée russe : le cas des musulmans” [Regulating ethnic and religious minorities in the post-Soviet Russian army: The case of Muslims], Les Etudes du CERI, n°164, April 2010.
Abstract: The post-Soviet Russian armu, having decided to main the draft, must address issues associated with the existence of ethnic and religious minorities; specifically the growing numbers of Muslims and the proselytizing by the Orthodox Chuch. The Russian Othodox Church’s policy of blessing the troops is the source of growing discontent among the Muslim community. The two conflicts of Chechnya have further contributed to the difficulties faced by the army’s Muslim minority. Continue reading
Issue 10 | 2009 available at http://pipss.revues.org/index2293.html
The Integration of Non-Russian Servicemen in the Imperial, Soviet and Russian Army