Existing data suggest that at least 500,000 persons are currently displaced in the Russian Federation as a result of armed conflict and violence in North Caucasus. The exact scope of internal displacement can however not be determined with precision. The vast majority has been forced to leave their homes in Chechnya devastated by two conflicts in less that a decade.
12 October 2001 | Country Profile
Existing data suggest that at least 510,000 persons are currently displaced in the Russian Federation, mostly as a result of the two armed conflicts over the last decade in the northern Caucasian Republic of Chechnya. Of this figure, only 140,000 of them, mostly ethnic Russians who left North Caucasus during the first conflict in Chechnya (1994- 1996), are currently registered by the Federal authorities as "forced migrants".
23 March 2001 | Country Profile