Why doesn't Russia just let Chechnya go?
Chechnya has been fighting to get out from under Russia's thumb for over 200 years. Why is Chechnya so important to Russia?
- ?Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
My thoughts exactly. It has to be because they are Muslims. Russia let all of the eastern block go without a problem.
OR -- Because they can.
- 1 decade ago
Any country will refuse to grant freedom to its states / provinces / territories because it would open the door for other states / provinces / territories to think about, then want, then demand their own independance.
The 3 Muslim provinces in southern Thailand want their freedom too but the government of Thailand will never give it to them because of the rest I stated above.
What do you think the USA would do if Hawaii wanted to become an independent country? Let them go? I don't think so.
- Robert PLv 41 decade ago
A few reasons:
1.Russia doesn't want a muslim state on their doorstep
2.Some citizens of the region are Russian and don't want to seperate
3.It might encourage other regions to fight for independence.
- LilyLv 51 decade ago
I wouldn't say it is important. Like the above I think they just want to keep them under their thumb "because they can".